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Author Topic: GGO / GWFO / CASB V2.02 just released!!  (Read 48247 times)
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« on: August 20, 2009, 04:03:09 pm »

Hi All

We have just released the new GGO / GWFO / CASB V2.00 !!
V2.00.xx is fully compatible with TradeStation 8.x (including the latest TradeStation 8.6 Build 2525 and also 8.4/8.5 versions), as well as the older TS2000i.


Upgrade to the latest Version of GGO/GWFO/CASB V2.0x.xx as follow:

1. Download  Grail Genetic Optimizer (GGO) V2.00.08  from
   http://www.thegrailsystem.com/graildemo2.htm

(Download GGOInstall.rar and use the WinRAR utility to extract. Note that you can download WinRAR for free at
http://download.cnet.com/WinRAR-32-bit/3000-2250_4-10007677.html )

2. Uninstall the previous version of GGO by running the 'Uninstall THE GRAIL Genetic Optimizer' option on the Windows All Programs sub menu.

3.   Run GGOInstall.exe to install the new GGO on your computer.
Before you start THE GRAIL GGO SmartEditor application, first copy the new certificates (the files Certificate.txt & Certificate2.ldf that you will receive from support@thegrailsystem.com) to the C:\Program Files\TheGrailGGO folder

4. Run the GGO SmartEditor application. Select Help, About and check your registration status:
Status should be: Not Expired
License Type should be: Valid Trial License

5. Download Grail Walk-Forward Optimizer (GWFO) V2.00.12  from  
   http://www.thegrailsystem.com/graildemo.htm

6.  Run WFOInstall.exe and install GWFO over the existing version on your computer. (No need to uninstall previous version)
Before you start the Walk-Forward Optimizer application, first copy the new certificates (the files Certificate.txt & Certificate2.ldf that you will receive from support@thegrailsystem.com) to the C:\Program Files\TheGrailWFO folder

7. Run the Walk-Forward optimizer application. Select Help, About and check your registration status:
Status should be: Not Expired
License Type should be: Valid Trial License

8. Import into TradeStation, the file Candlesticks.els which can be found in the
C:\Program files\TheGrailGGO folder. These CandleStick definitions are needed for the new price pattern entry type in CASB


ADDITIONAL STEPS IF UPGRADING FROM GGO/GWFO V1.xx.xx

BEFORE you install the new GGOInstall.exe

Please perform the following additional steps:

1. Use your Windows Search facility and search for the file GADLL.dll.
Then DELETE ALL GADLL.dll's from your computer.

2. Also delete the file GAData.bin in the C:\Program files\TheGrailGGO folder

 Then AFTER you have installed the new GGO V2.00.08, open the GGO SmartEditor once and close it again and then check if you have a GADLL.dll dated 8/19/2009 in C:\Windows\System folder.

If not, copy the GADLL.dll dated 8/19/2009 in the C:\Program files\TheGrailGGO folder to the C:\Windows\System folder


We are pretty confident that the new version is 100% stable, but with any new software installation
it is always a good principle to create a restore point so that if something goes wrong, you can easily restore your computer to what it was before.
In Windows, just select
Start, All programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore, Create a restore point, and there you go!

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Existing users upgrading from GGO/GWFO V1.xx.xx should note that GWFO V2.00.xx has a new security mechanism and requires new registration certificates.     E-mail support@thegrailsystem.com to obtain valid certificates BEFORE installing V2.00. Users that previously purchased our Platinum upgrade package may upgrade one computer at no additional cost while others may upgrade at a cost of $250
Upgrades may be ordered at the following link:
http://www.thegrailsystem.com/grail-trading-system-order.htm

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Procedure for Final Registration

Once you have tested the software and decided to purchase, we will issue you with final certificates.

To request final certificates, do the following:

1. In the GGO SmartEditor:
   Select Help, Register, Request Registration Certificate
2. Follow the instructions on the request form and e-mail support@thegrailsystem.com your registration info so that we can create final certificates.
Remember to include the Request header in the subject line of your mail!
It will look something like: Registration request for Your Name : 4D-5B-D1-B6-9F-16-81-F4

3. Once you receive your final registration certificates, save the certificates (the files Certificate.txt & Certificate2.ldf) to both the C:\Program files\TheGrailGGO and C:\Program files\TheGrailWFO folder

4. For both the GGO SmartEditor and GWFO:
   Select Help, Register, Load Registration Certificate and press the 'Load certificate' button
   Then select Help, Register, Check Final registration
   You should receive a message: 'This version is fully Registered'
   Then select Help, About and check your registration status:
   Status should be : Registered
   License Type: Full License
  
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009, 07:40:52 am »

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Summary of enhancements in new CASB V2.08:
 
1. 64 inputs vs 55 inputs previously
2. Introduced Price pattern setup to cater for candlesticks and/or other patterns.
   (Entry type#5 comes with most popular candlestick setups pre-defined)
3. CASB now allows two entry types simultaneously, e.g.
   Buy when EntryType#1=true and/or EntryType Entrytype#5=true and/or Buyfilter=true
   Previous CASB version only supported:
   Buy when EntryType#1=true and/or Buyfilter=true
4. Fixed the error which occured in TS8.6 where a CASB D&P would automatically be terminated at Test #500.
 
GGO SmartEditor V2.00.08 enhancements:
 
1. GGO SmartEditor now saves all settings on the GA Settings tab.
So when you use GGO SmartEditor next time, it will reset the settings to those used during your previous session.
2. Concurrent walk-forward now has a setting for TS8/2000i platform as to ensure that the correct code is generated for the different platforms
3. The new version automatically copies the GGO DLL's to the C:\Windows\System folder, so no more will an user have to do this manually.
4. Improved software security

GWFO V2.00.12 enhancements
 
1. Genetic sample walk-forward is much faster (typically between 3-10 times faster!) than V1.04.40
   This becomes especially useful when a cluster analysis is performed.
2. Caters for 64 inputs as to be compatible with GGO/CASB
3. Improved software security
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009, 07:47:34 am »

Find below a screen dump of one of the screens of the new CASB V2.08.


 
You will notice the introduction of a 5th entry type for pattern definitions. The example template includes definitions for all the popular Candlestick patterns, but you can define virtually ANY pattern!
 
Note that if you tick the 'Allow two entry types simultaneously' checkbox, then CASB will use ANY checked entrytype AND/ORed with ANY checked entrytype from the same list (in the 'Entry type selection' box)
 
e.g.  Entrytype #1/#2/#3/#4/#5/#6   And/Or   Entrytype #1/#2/#3/#4/#5/#6   And/Or   Buyfilter
 
It must also be noted that TradeStation has introduced an important new feature in TS8.6,
that is to allow you to specify that an order is only assumed to be filled when the trade price exceeds the limit price.
(refer https://www.tradestation.com/support/whats_new/build2518.aspx?div=details9 )
Previously one could not rely on TradeStation backtesting results when limit orders were involved, but this new TS feature indeed opens up the door to use powerful software like CASB to explore limit orders to their full extent!
Should you want to explore strategies employing limit orders, then on tab CASB3, just set the Entry order type
 to 'Buy/Sell next bar at YOUR FORMULA Limit' and then make sure you set your TradeStation Backtesting assumptions to 'Fill entire order when trade price exceeds limit price' and there you go! You're ready for a CASB D&P.....
 
Since the new CASB has got quite a lot more functionality, I will be offering one on one Skype sessions / webinars for new CASB users, as to help them to get up to speed.
These personalized sessions will be available at a cost of $90 per hour.
My experience is that each user has a different background & requirements and being able to speak to the person directly would allow me to bring that person much quicker up to speed as to get the most out of CASB.
CASB is like a Ferrari, it does not help if you only drive it in second gear. You need to switch over to 5th and 6th gear as to experience its true potential!

Experienced traders that want their own proprietary modification/s to CASB (or any other EasyLanguage programming) can also be accommodated.
Our hourly rate for programming is $75-$90/hour depending on the complexity of the project and the minimal order cost is $450, i.e. 5-6 hours of work.

Wouter Oosthuizen
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Technovest(Pty)Ltd
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009, 07:50:15 am »

A comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions is available at
http://www.thegrailsystem.com/forum/index.php?board=3.0

IMPORTANT: Read how you could improve the speed of your GGO/CASB optimizations and concurrent walk-forward analysis by a factor of up to 11x :
http://www.thegrailsystem.com/forum/index.php?topic=39.0
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009, 01:58:50 pm »

Hi All

We have just released the new GGO / GWFO / CASB V2.01 for TradeStation and MultiCharts !!
V2.01.xx is compatible with TradeStation 8.x, the older TS2000i, as well as MultiCharts 5.x


Upgrade to the latest Version of GGO/GWFO/CASB V2.0x.xx as follow:

1. Download  Grail Genetic Optimizer (GGO) V2.01.12  from
   http://www.thegrailsystem.com/graildemo2.htm

(Download GGOInstall.rar and use the WinRAR utility to extract. Note that you can download WinRAR for free at
http://download.cnet.com/WinRAR-32-bit/3000-2250_4-10007677.html )

2. Just run GGOInstall.exe and install V2.01.12 over the existing version on your computer. No need to uninstall previous version.

3. Download Grail Walk-Forward Optimizer (GWFO) V2.01.03  from  
   http://www.thegrailsystem.com/graildemo.htm

4.  Run WFOInstall.exe and install GWFO over the existing version on your computer. No need to uninstall previous version.

5. Import the file GrailWFO.eld and GrailWFO_Adv.eld (located in C:\Program files\TheGrailGGO folder) into TradeStation / MultiCharts

6. When you run GGO V2.01.12 for the first time, it will automatically copy the file GGOMCTS.dll from the C:\Program files\TheGrailGGO folder to the C:\Windows\System folder. Please double check that GGOMCTS.dll is indeed in the C:\Windows\System folder and if not, manually copy the file.

NOTES:

i. You will notice that with strategies created by the new GGO, no small window will pop-up in TradeStation during optimization.
ii. Only strategies created/modified with GGO V2.01.04 Beta or later will work with MultiCharts
iii. Note that the default download is for 32 bit operating systems. If you have a 64 bit operating system, then contact support@thegrailsystem.com for further instructions


Wouter
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2009, 03:41:36 pm »

Summary of enhancements:

GGO V2.01.11 (released 23/9/2009) fixed the following bugs:
 
1. Fixed bug where CASB exported code that under certain conditions left out the definition for Ind2Period2
2. Fixed 'range' is not a floating point value error which happened when RANGE was used as an input.
   Optimize and Stress setting for Price Inputs e.g. O,H,L,C is now set to 'No' by default.
3. Fixed bug where CASB strategies with SecondEntryType=0 would not generate any trades
4. CASB no more allows simultaneous Buy and Sell market orders for the next bar

GGO V2.01.11 introduces the following new functionality:

1. MultiCharts compatible!!!
2. GGO/GWFO/CASB now caters for Kagi, Kase, Linebreak, Momentum, Range, Renko bars
3. CASB now caters for 3 different lengths to be used in indicaters, e.g. AdaptiveMovAvg(Price,Length,Length2,Length3)

GGO V2.01.12 (released 26/9/2009) introduces the following enhancements:

1. CASB now generates more efficient code excluding portions of redundant code when the SecondEntryType is used. (i.e. when 'Allow two entry types simultaneously' is checked)
2. To prevent multiple trades on the same bar, CASB no more allows simultaneous Buy/SellShort stop/limit orders.
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2009, 02:59:59 pm »

Hi All

We have just released a new upgrade which is GGO V2.01.21 and GWFO V2.01.09.
Please visit
http://www.thegrailsystem.com/forum/index.php?topic=60.msg744#msg744
for a list of the enhancements.

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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2009, 06:42:22 am »

We have just released a new upgrade which is GGO V2.01.23.
Please visit
http://www.thegrailsystem.com/forum/index.php?topic=60.15
for download instructions as well as a list of enhancements and fixes.

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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010, 02:28:06 pm »

We have just released an upgrade for the GGO, GWFO & CASB

The latest upgrade is GGO/GWFO V2.02.24

As to streamline our upgrade procedures and also to allow us to exercise better control over upgrades, users that want to upgrade must fill in an upgrade request at the following link:
http://www.thegrailsystem.com/upgraderequest.htm

We will then e-mail you complete upgrade instructions.

Thank you!

Refer
http://www.thegrailsystem.com/forum/index.php?topic=60.15
for a complete list of all the enhancements included in V2.02.24

Wouter
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2010, 12:08:28 pm »

We have just released an interim upgrade for the GGO/CASB which is V2.02.39.

Upgrade procedure:

Please complete an upgrade request at
http://www.thegrailsystem.com/upgraderequest.htm

Thank you!

Refer
http://www.thegrailsystem.com/forum/index.php?topic=60.15
for a complete list of all the enhancements included in GGO/CASB V2.02.39


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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2010, 02:45:17 pm »

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

TO ALL GRAIL USERS

Please note that TradeStation Technologies, Inc., the trading software technology subsidiary of TradeStation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: TRAD), has acquired the Grail Genetic Optimizer (GGO), Walk-Forward Optimizer (GWFO)
and Computer Assisted Strategy Builder (CASB) technology from Technovest (Pty) Ltd.    The plan is to fully integrate these Grail products within the TradeStation platform over the next few months.
Until the integration is completed, your Grail licence will continue on the same terms, except only that payments for new/additional licences will be going to TradeStation Technologies.
I am joining TradeStation full-time to help lead the integration and the continuation of Grail trading technology as part of the TradeStation platform’s award-winning strategy design, back-testing and optimization offering .  Please read the press release via the link below for more information.

http://www.thegrailsystem.com/forum/index.php?topic=339.0

Wouter Oosthuizen
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Technovest(Pty)Ltd
www.thegrailsystem.com
17 June 2010
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