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Issue 16.2 ('StockScripter')
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Scripting Stock Prices

Taking stock analysis to the next level

Issue: 16.2 (March/April 2018)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Marc taught himself programming in high school when he bought his first computer but had no money for software. He's had fun learning ever since.
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Article Number: 16205
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Last issue, when I wrote about my program to retrieve stock prices, it was my "just get it working" attempt. It wasn't the ultimate stock program I originally envisioned, especially in terms of how the data was presented and what you could do with it.

What I really wanted, was a way to write stock analysis scripts: mini-programs that could do math based on current stock prices.

Naturally, I could write these in Xojo*, but by nature these are the kinds of things that change frequently, so a XojoScript approach makes more sense. With XojoScript, I'd have all the power of Xojo and I could rewrite my scripts at any time without having to recompile my original program.

(*I also could use a spreadsheet, but where's the fun in that?)

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