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[amibroker] DalleySuite November Update

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  • Subject: [amibroker] DalleySuite November Update
  • From: Donald Dalley <ddalley@xxxx>
  • Date: 3 Nov 1998 19:50:51 -0000

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November '98 Monthly Update


The DalleySuite is a collection of data importers, exporters 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, highly customised and take advantage of as many
AmiBroker features as possible.

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. A much
improved demo will be uploaded soon.

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:*

All major DalleySuite programs will be released in executable form with
the help of Rexecute, instead of ExecRexx. This should increase the ease
in making importers and distributions, and slightly increase the quality
of programming.

Registered users will get updates, and the new demo will be released, as
soon as I start using Rexecute and the docs are finished. (Weird Science
has QUICK delivery service, by the way!)

All appropriate programs (excluding InstaQuote importers) have been
updated to allow more than one AmiBroker database open concurrently.
This will allow correct data flow to/from the proper database.

Another US/Canadian text importer was created to allow import of text
files from non-LYNX Internet connections, such as text exports from
GUI browsers. Both ASCII importers now import from unlimited, multiquote

Also, this non-portfolio US/Canadian server's importers were all updated to
import data from the Alberta exchange and COATS (Toronto's over-the-counter


The whole DalleySuite family comprises 13 importers, 3 exporters and
other support programs, including:


* 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


* 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



* highest quality data is supplied directly by the exchange
* easy-to-use web database
* quotes are intra-day or End-Of-Day (24/7)
* imports ALL or SOME stock quotes & 2 index values
* uses advanced DalleySuite standard features (see new demo's docs)


* data's date
* notifies if the exchange was still open or closed
* reports supplied Advanced/Declined information
* calculates trade numbers & A/D volumes
* 2 index figures
* automatically added new ticker list
* successful update figures


* short ASCII files are available (unknown total length)


* 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.


* 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)
* requires 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

* take requests for other exchanges, as I already have done for
Australia and Italy
* AWeb InstaQuote versions (other browsers have not been researched yet)
* a high quality American fundamental info site has been found
- support will follow

* 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
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 (the demo does both at once!)

Copyright  1998 Donald Dalley
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