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[amibroker] DalleySuite Data Importers - October Update

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  • Subject: [amibroker] DalleySuite Data Importers - October Update
  • From: Donald Dalley <ddalley@xxxx>
  • Date: 5 Oct 1998 04:58:07 -0000

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October '98 Monthly Update


The DalleySuite is a collection of data importers and other support
programs for AmiBroker.

These are very easy-to-use programs: collect the data, import, Save, and
you are done! No manual editing or data entry, ever! Data entry can also
be delayed, for your convenience.

The programs are robust and highly customised. Data sources have been
narrowed down to reliable quote servers, with quality data. Free Internet
sources are used whenever possible.

Please test the *free demo* before it gets uploaded to the Aminet. All
importers are being updated and improved. The update will be available

Free Demo: http://webhome.idirect.com/~ddalley
Comments: ddalley@xxxx

If you have questions about AmiBroker, I will answer the best I can,
but we can all learn from each other on this mail list, too.


Donald Dalley


News & Updates:

Is there any interest in having an importer for Israeli stock data?
Good changes are coming which will probably open up that market, too,
to DalleySuite support for AmiBroker. Anyone?

MegaQuote.ASX - Finished!:
The Australian data importer has been completely overhauled and
improved, and is now ready for distribution.

Canada Trust (all demo) Importers - Updated and Improved:
All Canada Trust importers are now co-ordinated with all of the
appropriate new features developed over the last half year. A new
demo version is being assembled now. The update will be available as
soon as the docs are finished.

US/Canadian History Importer - Updated:
Changes to the data page's format forced an update - an easy fix.

US Portfolio Importer - Improved and Updated:
The US portfolio importer has been overhauled and updated to new

In General, all importers now:
- employ error trapping because of the use of AmiBroker's busy pointer
- determine the path name much more reliably:
- handles spaces in file names
- handles <RETURN> key presses, double-clicking and gadget clicking
to indicate a Load action
- elapsed time is now calculated accurately

The whole DalleySuite family includes:

- Canadian histories start August 21/97
- supports Toronto, Vancouver & Montreal exchanges
BONUS: also supports long American histories
- seperate Vancouver history files go back > 1 year

- imports from one to all EOD stock & index changes
(uses config system)
- calculates Advanced/Declined ratio & A/D volumes
- supports all 5 Canadian exchanges
- can build all missing histories from the history quote server
- a MegaQuote for all/some Canadian Dealing Network quotes is coming
once the method for collecting the data is more efficient

- intra-day & EOD, 20 quote/portfolio

- various ways of importing single intra-day or EOD quotes exist,
includes stock & index data
- includes US/Canadian InstaQuotes
- also supports the Canadian Dealing Network stocks

- US histories over 22 years are possible
BONUS: also supports most Canadian stocks
- secondary ASCII histories available (max = 360 quotes)
- this source is useful to correct errors in the primary data

MULTIPLE PORTFOLIOS: (recently improved)
- EOD only, 80 quote/portfolio - a real time-saver!
(Complete US exchanges may have too much data for most Amigas
- use portfolios, for now.)

- various ways of importing single intra-day or EOD quotes exist,
includes US/Canadian InstaQuotes

- imports all intra-day & EOD stock changes & 2 index closes
(a config system is coming)
- reports supplied Advanced/Declined information & calculates
A/D volumes

- short ASCII files are available (unknown total length)

MEGAQUOTE.ASX: (new: ready for distribution!)
- importation of ASX stock EOD changes is configurable (ALL or SOME)
- configurable to import from one to all stock data
- importation of ASX index data is configurable (ALL, SOME or NONE)
- ticker size is configurable (3-6 characters)
- calculates & reports index A/D numbers only
- import times for ~2700 tickers have been under 4 minutes!
This importer does a lot of checking to ensure you get the volume of
the data you want or need and reports all missing data pages.

MEGAQUOTE: (new: ready for distribution!)
- supports the Milan exchange
- importation of IT stock EOD changes is configurable (ALL or SOME)
- importation of IT index data is configurable (ALL, SOME or NONE)
- localised in Italian (English will return as an option)
- needs paid subscription data, which includes correction data

- StockMaster format export (everyone needs this!)
- MetaStock ASCII format export (for external data transfers)
- (various other scripts - see web page or demo for some)

- allow access to more than one active database
- AWeb InstaQuote versions (other browsers may not be appropriate yet)
- a high quality American fundamental info site has been found
- support will follow

- take requests for other exchanges, as I already have done for
Australia and Italy
- collect your winning AmiBroker analysis language formulas
- What is your favourite formula?
- make suggestions of your own ideas for support scripts



DALLEYSUITE = a set of support programs to import stock data, per country
This could involve a number of different data formats, depending upon
just what is available, or usable: complete/partial exchanges, portfolios,
intra-day + InstaQuotes and/or EOD quotes, indices, histories, etc.

QUOTE = stock price info, mainly: symbol, open, high, low, close & volume

EOD = End-Of-Day, after market hours; intra-day = during market hours

MEGAQUOTE = a script which imports a complete/partial exchange's EOD dataset
MegaQuote scripts can build your own histories for all stocks, if none are
available on the net. Most will do extra calculations.

INSTAQUOTE = imports a single quote instantly from a terminal's screentext

PORTFOLIO = a quote which has two or more quotes in it

REPORT PANEL = final panel which displays useful info (such as A/D data)

HISTORIES = long sets of EOD data - build these before you ever invest!

CANDLESTICKS = price bars which show more info visually - use them!

MULTIPLE or UNLIMITED = imports all available files of a similar format
example: 8 portfolios or 47 quotes (demo does both at once!)

Copyright  1998 Donald Dalley

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