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AmiBroker 5.13.0 BETA released

A new beta version (5.13.0) of AmiBroker has just been released.

It is available for registered users only from the members area at:
http://www.amibroker.com/members/bin/ab5130beta.exe

(File size: 1 804 698 bytes, 1.8 MB)

If you forgot your user name / password to the members area you can use automatic reminder service at: http://www.amibroker.com/login.html

Remember that this is a BETA software. So BACKUP YOUR FILES FIRST !
Note that you need to install official version 5.10 prior to installing this beta

CHANGES IN VERSION 5.13.0 (as compared to 5.12.2):

  1. During optimization Progress bar shows engine ID, opt. target, best value, step and best combination of parameters found upto “now”. These figures are refreshed every second.
  2. Optimization (in non-WF mode) results are sorted by optimization target column (too)
  3. New optimization engine added: CMAE (Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolutionary Strategy) optimizer plug-in
  4. New optimization engine added: “Tribes” adaptive PSO optimizer implemented
  5. Main app window maximize state on 2nd monitor is saved OK now.
  6. Trendlines drawn in smaller interval (such as 1-minute), was moved one bar in higher interval (such as 5 minute) if compressed intraday timestamps ware set to START time of interval or FIRST tick
  7. The left-hand handle moved to the next bar when it was off-screen and right-hand handle was adjusted by the user. Now it is fixed.
  8. When drawing is clicked without moving the mouse, the co-ordinates stay untouched ( snap is not activated until you move the mouse)
  9. AFL: AddSummaryRows changed
  10. Handles from selected study line are respected (i.e when study is already selected, and multiple studies exists under “click” point, the selection does not change)
  11. Magnet mode can be asynchronously (temporarily) toggled by holding SHIFT key while drawing.
  12. Toggle means that if you are in magnet mode and hold down shift it will turn it off and vice versa
  13. Magnet mode implemented for horizontal price levels and working correctly now (stay horizontal)

CHANGES IN VERSION 5.12.2 (as compared to 5.12.0):

  1. In 5.12.0 BETA the walk-forward test was stopping after first in-sample cycle. Now it is fixed.
  2. AddSummaryRows total did not include the very first row. Fixed now.

CHANGES IN VERSION 5.12.0 (as compared to 5.11.1):

  1. ADK: A new interface for external optimization engines
  2. Added two example non-exhaustive optimizers:
    • Standard Particle Swarm Optimizer (spso), and
    • Monte Carlo (random pick) optimizer (moca)
  3. AFL: new OptimizerSetOption(“name”, value ) function
  4. AFL: new OptimizerSetEngine(“name”) function
  5. ADK: new example C++ source codes: PSOSample, MOCASample
  6. Increased limit of optimization parameters to 100
  7. AFL: new function AddSummaryRows( flags )

A complete CHANGE LOG with detailed explanations of added features for this and previous versions and instructions are included in the: AmiBroker 5.13.0 BETA Read Me – MUST READ THIS

AmiBroker 5.12.2 BETA released

A new beta version (5.12.2) of AmiBroker has just been released.

It is available for registered users only from the members area at:
http://www.amibroker.com/members/bin/ab5122beta.exe

(File size: 1 663 780 bytes, 1.6 MB)

If you forgot your user name / password to the members area you can use automatic reminder service at: http://www.amibroker.com/login.html

Remember that this is a BETA software. So BACKUP YOUR FILES FIRST !
Note that you need to install official version 5.10 prior to installing this beta

CHANGES IN VERSION 5.12.2 (as compared to 5.12.0):

  1. In 5.12.0 BETA the walk-forward test was stopping after first in-sample cycle. Now it is fixed.
  2. AddSummaryRows total did not include the very first row. Fixed now.

CHANGES IN VERSION 5.12.0 (as compared to 5.11.1):

  1. ADK: A new interface for external optimization engines
  2. Added two example non-exhaustive optimizers:
    • Standard Particle Swarm Optimizer (spso), and
    • Monte Carlo (random pick) optimizer (moca)
  3. AFL: new OptimizerSetOption(“name”, value ) function
  4. AFL: new OptimizerSetEngine(“name”) function
  5. ADK: new example C++ source codes: PSOSample, MOCASample
  6. Increased limit of optimization parameters to 100
  7. AFL: new function AddSummaryRows( flags )

A complete CHANGE LOG with detailed explanations of added features for this and previous versions and instructions are included in the: AmiBroker 5.12.2 BETA Read Me – MUST READ THIS

AmiBroker 5.12.0 BETA released

A new beta version (5.12.0) of AmiBroker has just been released.

UPDATE (June 21, 2008): A newer, fixed version 5.12.2 is released now

It is available for registered users only from the members area at:
http://www.amibroker.com/members/bin/ab5120beta.exe

(File size: 1 663 616 bytes, 1.6 MB)

If you forgot your user name / password to the members area you can use automatic reminder service at: http://www.amibroker.com/login.html

Remember that this is a BETA software. So BACKUP YOUR FILES FIRST !
Note that you need to install official version 5.10 prior to installing this beta

CHANGES IN VERSION 5.12.0 (as compared to 5.11.1):

  1. ADK: A new interface for external optimization engines
  2. Added two example non-exhaustive optimizers:
    • Standard Particle Swarm Optimizer (spso), and
    • Monte Carlo (random pick) optimizer (moca)
  3. AFL: new OptimizerSetOption(“name”, value ) function
  4. AFL: new OptimizerSetEngine(“name”) function
  5. ADK: new example C++ source codes: PSOSample, MOCASample
  6. Increased limit of optimization parameters to 100
  7. AFL: new function AddSummaryRows( flags )

A complete CHANGE LOG with detailed explanations of added features for this and previous versions and instructions are included in the: AmiBroker 5.12.0 BETA Read Me – MUST READ THIS

AmiBroker 5.11.1 BETA released

A new beta version (5.11.1) of AmiBroker has just been released.

It is available for registered users only from the members area at:
http://www.amibroker.com/members/bin/ab5111beta.exe

(File size: 1 564 842 bytes, 1.5 MB)

If you forgot your user name / password to the members area you can use automatic reminder service at: http://www.amibroker.com/login.html

Remember that this is a BETA software. So BACKUP YOUR FILES FIRST !
Note that you need to install official version 5.10 prior to installing this beta

CHANGES IN VERSION 5.11.1 (as compared to 5.11.0):

  1. Fixed problem with Walk Forward picking sometimes not the best parameter when thousand separator was used and metric values were greater than 1000 (same fix as in 5.10.2)

CHANGES IN VERSION 5.11.0 (as compared to 5.10.1):

  1. Backtester: Implemented SeparateLongShortRank
  2. Backtester: MaxOpenLong/MaxOpenShort implemented
  3. Added ability to running Walk forward test from OLE, using Optimize(3)
  4. AFL: DaysSince1900 function

A complete CHANGE LOG with detailed explanations of added features for this and previous versions and instructions are included in the: AmiBroker 5.11.1 BETA Read Me – MUST READ THIS

AmiBroker 5.10.2 Official maintenance release

A new maintenance release (v5.10.2) of AmiBroker is available now.
It is strongly recommended for all users of version 5.10.

To download visit:
http://www.amibroker.com/download.html

Direct links:
http://www.amibroker.com/bin/AmiBroker510.exe (full, first time users)
http://www.amibroker.com/bin/AmiBroker510up.exe(UPGRADE)

CHANGES FOR VERSION 5.10.2 (as compared to 5.10.1)

  1. Fixed problem with Walk Forward picking sometimes not the best parameter when thousand separator was used and metric values were greater than 1000

AmiBroker 5.11.0 BETA released

A new beta version (5.11.0) of AmiBroker has just been released.

It is available for registered users only from the members area at:
http://www.amibroker.com/members/bin/ab5110beta.exe

(File size: 1 564 681 bytes, 1.5 MB)

If you forgot your user name / password to the members area you can use automatic reminder service at: http://www.amibroker.com/login.html

Remember that this is a BETA software. So BACKUP YOUR FILES FIRST !
Note that you need to install official version 5.10 prior to installing this beta

CHANGES IN VERSION 5.11.0 (as compared to 5.10.1):

  1. Backtester: Implemented SeparateLongShortRank
  2. Backtester: MaxOpenLong/MaxOpenShort implemented
  3. Added ability to running Walk forward test from OLE, using Optimize(3)
  4. AFL: DaysSince1900 function

A complete CHANGE LOG with detailed explanations of added features for this and previous versions and instructions are included in the: AmiBroker 5.11.0 BETA Read Me – MUST READ THIS

AmiBroker 5.10.1 Official Release

A new official release (v5.10.1) of AmiBroker is available now.

Highlights of Release 5.10 (as compared to 5.00)

  • Automatic Walk-Forward testing (trading system optimization and validation technique)
  • Floating windows (TRUE multi-monitor charting capability)
  • Symbol and Interval linking, charting improved in many areas
  • AFL Code Profiler – shows code analysis with detailed per-function timing report
  • New/improved AFL functions
  • Unlimited nesting of #include and #include_once statements
  • Improved speed of backtesting/optimization (up to 2x in some cases as compared to v5.00)
    … and many, many more

To download visit:
http://www.amibroker.com/download.html

(hit “REFRESH” button in your browser if you see old contents only)

It includes all updated documentation, examples, sample database.
It is essentially the same as 5.10.0 RC1 “release candidate” version with only very minor fixes/updates.

Existing users should use “UPGRADE” version only, to keep their existing data untouched.

CHANGES FOR VERSION 5.10.1 (as compared to 5.10.0)

  1. Fixed crash @004AB5A1 (when sector ID was invalid > 64)
  2. Fixed bug AFL editor Undo @004B2324
  3. Fixed bug @004662AD (crash when doing Code Check and Profile while AA running in background)
  4. Cosmetic documentation corrections
  5. Cosmetic changes to some shipped AFL formulas
  6. IB plugin updated to 1.7.1

CHANGES FOR VERSION 5.10.0 (as compared to 5.09.0)

  1. Small improvement in axis font positioning – based on TEXTMETRIC
  2. Removed 1-pixel rendering overlap in multi-colored chart titles when ClearType was enabled
  3. Hi-Res (256×256) alpha Vista icon
  4. Quote array now uses HeapRealloc instead of HeapAlloc/HeapFree combination
  5. Fixed rare crash @433F58
  6. Fixed account manager updating cash after exiting short trade
  7. Web Browser window does not flicker anymore when resizing

The FULL CHANGE LOG is included in the ReleaseNotes.html document that is installed with the software.

Users upgrading from previous versions should read “What’s New” section of the Users’ Guide.
http://www.amibroker.com/guide/whatsnew.html

UPGRADE POLICY AND PRICING

  1. The upgrade is FREE for all users who registered AmiBroker after July 18, 2004
  2. The users who purchased AmiBroker before July 18, 2004 would need to buy upgrade if they want to use this newest version ($99 – Standard Edition, $139 – Professional). If you don’t want to pay – you may continue using previous version(s) infinitely.
  3. To find out when you have purchased AmiBroker and how long your free upgrade period is, use “Account Information” page in the members area at: http://www.amibroker.com/members/info.php
  4. To purchase new license or upgrade please use our ordering page at: http://www.amibroker.com/order.php

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. If you are using Firewall you may need to check if it did not block Broker.EXE file after upgrade. (It happened to some users that firewall blocked AmiBroker after upgrade and they could not connect to RT data sources due
  2. If your formula uses the following names: switch, case, break, continue, default as user-defined variable identifier then you would need to rename them. To do so follow the instructions in this article: http://www.amibroker.com/kb/2007/04/05/new-keywords-in-afl-and-possible-conflict-with-user-defined-variables/