TSCI.pngTSExportData (TradeStation)


This analysis technique writes the export data file, but performs no analysis or tradescape plot.

String FileName ("")

This is the only input. Unlike the other procedures which allow for the creation and automatic deletion of a temporary file, here FileName cannot be empty. A full valid Windows path and filename must be specified. The directory path will be created if it does not currently exist. Since a comma separated value (CSV) ASCII file is written, a CSV file extension is recommended. For example, a FileName such as "c:\data\a1.csv" is valid, even if the folder c:\data doesn't yet exist.

The CSV files will be written with the following columns:
Symbol, Date, Open, High, Low, Volume, Close, Adj-Close, Flags

Tradescape Only Procedures

The saved file is the same ASCII file that is written in the following tradescape analysis techniques if the FileName input is specified:

TSTradescape Generate Tradescapes
TSAsymTradescape Generate Asymmetric Tradescapes
TSProgTradescape Generate Progressive Tradescapes (Time Sequence of Tradescapes)
TSSentimentscape Generate Sentimentscapes (Sentiment-Augmented Tradescapes)
TSProgSentimentscape Generate Progressive Sentimentscapes (Time Sequence of Sentimentscapes)

TSRefTradescape Generate Referential Tradescapes
TSRefAsymTradescape Generate Referential Asymmetric Tradescapes
TSRefProgTradescape Generate Referential progressive tradescapes
TSRefSentimentscape Generate Referential Sentimentscapes
TSRefProgSentimentscape Generate Referential progressive tradescapes
 

The Flags column will be all zeros. These CSV files can be used independently in the Trading Sciences software platform for the following standalone tradescape procedures:

Tradescape...
Asymmetric Tradescape...
Progressive Tradescape...
Sentimentscape...
Progressive Sentimentscape...

Referential Tradescape...
Referential Asymmetric Tradescape...
Referential Progressive Tradescape...
Referential Sentimentscape...
Referential Progressive Sentimentscape...

Since there is no pairing of a trading signal and its corresponding tradescape, any one of the above procedures can be run using any given data file.

Trading Signal Analysis Procedures

When an ASCII file is written in one of the TSSigEval, TSRefSigEval, and TSAdvSigEval analysis techniques, the Flags column will contain the trading signals. If you wish to use the Trading Sciences software platform independently with a signal analysis function, you must save the ASCII file directly using one these analysis techniques. The signals are then encoded in the Flags column of the exported data and can be used in the corresponding standalone procedure:

Trading Signal Analysis...
Referential Trading Signal Analysis...
Advanced Trading Signal Analysis...

Note that the link between a user's trading signals and the tradescape parameters is not preserved in the saved data files. There is nothing to insure the signal in the file actually corresponds with the tradescape that you will subsequently generate. If you use the standalone signal analysis procedures, you must be sure the tradescape is signaled in the same way as the trading signal written into the file. For example, if the signal trades AAPL using QQQ as a surrogate reference, then you must use the Referential Trading Signal Analysis procedure and specify QQQ as the surrogate. You can then select any traded entity which will trade on the QQQ signals. In such a way, each of the traded entity tradescapes.