I am not a professional coder but if you don't mind to explain in detail the idea behind the indicator and the purpose from it in a simple plain language .. i promise you i will work on that during this week,
if i succeeded i will post the solution after one week or on the 1st Week of December as a maximum limit, and you would donate for some one who in urgent need for money, if i failed i will tell you that too ...
FWIW, I made Footprint/Numbers Bars or in short Order Flow AFL for AmiBroker few years ago with all fancy bells and whistles but it is lots of work. So if you don't understand the concept and how to code it don't even try it.
One thing is for sure... you need bid/ask tick data for that. So getting the data is already more or less of a hassle for most here.
Simply use search engines to find out what footprints are about. FootPrint is registered trademarks of MarketDelta. That's why other software companies name their implementations differently (e.g. numbers bars).
Anyhow yes, it is possible creating footprint/numbers bars in AmiBroker (see proof below). But I am not convinced yet about it being practical/user friendly in real-time there (as you can not look inside from selected interval as in other platforms but only the other way around. So you have to do work around which is kind of PIA as of now). Also I have not succeeded to create foot print for time independent intervals (range bars, volume bars, n-tick). Also after asking I haven't got confirmation by Amibroker whether it is even doable. So I did not continue on latter one (-> time independent intervals) because of that.
Frankly, i did not read before about "FootPrint" and it look like that kastin himself don't know enough info about the concept !!
Lacking knowledge would make me unable to tell how much benefit can be get from creating such charts or how much it could improve the whole trading performance , does it even deserve to put time and effort for that ?
However , i just perceived the post as an opportunity to help and as programming challenge (Personal Challenge to me) , i have no serious tasks from a long time that 's why i volunteered to help although i don't know the degree of difficulty i am gonna to face ...
I didn't post a huge description about footprint because the information is available very easily on the web and this is just a request to find a list of programmers.
There is not many better then Fxshrat. I have talked to Fxshrat about his brilliant work before, though he does not want to sell them at this stage, probably because of the potential limitations he found.
Maybe Tomaz can chime in? or point me in the right direction?
hi fxshrat, nice sharing and very good result
may I know, How long you build this system? did you use this system for your trading right now?
I am not programmer but my brother programmer and we plan to build system together like this, maybe you could give us some advice or guidance for this?
in malaysia, I already contact with provider that can support me for data level 3 for bid/ask tick data
Hi, after talking to a few people on here it was going to be a huge project, although it would be nice to have the way it, the way it displays data is a great aid. it would be to much trouble/expense for me.
thank you fr the sharing Kastin
At least I know that footprint is possible to create in Amibroker because I have read discussion that due to DOM issue they said imposible to create this footprint in AB