Formula Primer

IMA has been supporting MetaStock for some years now and has frequently had questions from customers on how to write their own indicators, system tests, or explorations. The commands are printed in the manual, but most inquiries stemmed from people who had no idea how to begin. The MetaStock formula language involves some basic programming concepts and this seemed to have frightened many users into not even trying.

This text explains, in small incremental steps, what the MetaStock formula language is and how it works. Soon you'll know how to write a MetaStock function Confidence will increase and you'll bravely combine two functions into a single indicator. Amazed at how easily you did this, you'll start using more until you suddenly realize, you are writing your own system tests and explorations.

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