4 August 2022

4 August 2022

Terminal

- Added automatic opening of a tutorial
during the first connection to a trading account. This will assist
beginners in learning trading basics and in exploring platform features.
The tutorial is divided into several sections, each of which provides
brief information on a specific topic. The topic completion progress is
shown with a blue line.

- Fixed 'Close profitable'/'Close losing' bulk operations.
Previously, the platform used opposite positions if they existed. For
example, if you had two losing Buy positions for EURUSD and one
profitable Sell position for EURUSD, all three positions would be closed
during the 'Close losing' bulk operation. Buy and Sell would be closed
by a 'Close by' operation, while the remaining Buy would be closed by a
normal operation. Now the commands operate properly: they only close the
selected positions, either profitable or losing.

- Fixed display of negative historical prices. Such prices will appear correctly for all timeframes.

- Optimized and significantly reduced system resource consumption by the terminal.
- Updated fundamental database for trading instruments. The number of
data aggregators available for exchange instruments has been expanded to
15. Users will be able to access information on even more tickers via
the most popular economic aggregators.

About 7,000 securities and more than 2,000 ETFs are listed on the global exchange market. Furthermore, exchanges provide futures and other derivatives. The MetaTrader 5 platform offers access to a huge database of exchange instruments. To access the relevant fundamental data, users can switch to the selected aggregator's website in one click directly from the Market Watch. For convenience, the platform includes a selection of information sources for each financial instrument.

- Fixed Stop Loss and Take Profit indication in the new order placing
window. For FIFO accounts, stop levels will be automatically set in
accordance with the stop levels of existing open positions for the same
instrument. This procedure is required to comply with the FIFO rule.

MQL5

- Mathematical functions can now be applied to matrices and vectors.

We continue expanding algorithmic trading and machine learning capabilities in the MetaTrader 5 platform. Previously, we have added new data types: matrices and vectors, which eliminate the need to use arrays for data processing. More than 70 methods have been added to MQL5 for operations with these data types. The new methods enable linear algebra and statistics calculations in a single operation. Multiplication, transformation and systems of equations can be implemented easily, without extra coding. The latest update includes mathematical functions.

Mathematical functions were originally designed to perform relevant operations on scalar values. From this build and onward, most of the functions can be applied to matrices and vectors. These include MathAbs, MathArccos, MathArcsin, MathArctan, MathCeil, MathCos, MathExp, MathFloor, MathLog, MathLog10, MathMod, MathPow, MathRound, MathSin, MathSqrt, MathTan, MathExpm1, MathLog1p, MathArccosh, MathArcsinh, MathArctanh, MathCosh, MathSinh, and MathTanh. Such operations imply element-wise handling of matrices and vectors. Example:

//--- matrix a= {{1, 4}, {9, 16}}; Print("matrix a=\n",a); a=MathSqrt(a); Print("MatrSqrt(a)=\n",a); /* matrix a= [[1,4] [9,16]] MatrSqrt(a)= [[1,2] [3,4]] */

For MathMod and MathPow, the second element can be either a scalar or a matrix/vector of the appropriate size.

The following example shows how to calculate the standard deviation by applying math functions to a vector.

//+------------------------------------------------------------------+ //| Script program start function | //+------------------------------------------------------------------+ void OnStart() { //--- Use the initializing function to populate the vector vector r(10, ArrayRandom); // Array of random numbers from 0 to 1 //--- Calculate the average value double avr=r.Mean(); // Array mean value vector d=r-avr; // Calculate an array of deviations from the mean Print("avr(r)=", avr); Print("r=", r); Print("d=", d); vector s2=MathPow(d, 2); // Array of squared deviations double sum=s2.Sum(); // Sum of squared deviations //--- Calculate standard deviation in two ways double std=MathSqrt(sum/r.Size()); Print(" std(r)=", std); Print("r.Std()=", r.Std()); } /* avr(r)=0.5300302133243813 r=[0.8346201971495713,0.8031556138798182,0.6696676534318063,0.05386516922513505,0.5491195410016175,0.8224433118686484,... d=[0.30458998382519,0.2731254005554369,0.1396374401074251,-0.4761650440992462,0.01908932767723626,0.2924130985442671, ... std(r)=0.2838269732183663 r.Std()=0.2838269732183663 */ //+------------------------------------------------------------------+ //| Fills the vector with random values | //+------------------------------------------------------------------+ void ArrayRandom(vector& v) { for(ulong i=0; i<v.Size(); i++) v[i]=double(MathRand())/32767.; }

- Added support in template functions for
notations matrix<double>, matrix<float>,
vector<double>, vector<float> instead of the corresponding
matrix, matrixf, vector and vectorf types.
Improved mathematical functions for operations with the float type. The newly implemented possibility to apply mathematical functions to 'float' matrix and vectors has enabled an improvement in mathematical functions applied to 'float' scalars. Previously, these function parameters were unconditionally cast to the 'double' type, then the corresponding implementation of the mathematical function was called, and the result was cast back to the 'float' type. Now the operations are implemented without extra type casting.

The following example shows the difference in the mathematical sine calculations://+------------------------------------------------------------------+ //| Script program start function | //+------------------------------------------------------------------+ void OnStart() { //--- Array of random numbers from 0 to 1 vector d(10, ArrayRandom); for(ulong i=0; i<d.Size(); i++) { double delta=MathSin(d[i])-MathSin((float)d[i]); Print(i,". delta=",delta); } } /* 0. delta=5.198186103783087e-09 1. delta=8.927621308885136e-09 2. delta=2.131878673594656e-09 3. delta=1.0228555918923021e-09 4. delta=2.0585739779477308e-09 5. delta=-4.199390279957527e-09 6. delta=-1.3221741035351897e-08 7. delta=-1.742922250969059e-09 8. delta=-8.770715820283215e-10 9. delta=-1.2543186267421902e-08 */ //+------------------------------------------------------------------+ //| Fills the vector with random values | //+------------------------------------------------------------------+ void ArrayRandom(vector& v) { for(ulong i=0; i<v.Size(); i++) v[i]=double(MathRand())/32767.; }

- Added Activation and Derivative methods for matrices and vectors:

AF_ELU Exponential Linear Unit AF_EXP Exponential AF_GELU Gaussian Error Linear Unit AF_HARD_SIGMOID Hard Sigmoid AF_LINEAR Linear AF_LRELU Leaky REctified Linear Unit AF_RELU REctified Linear Unit AF_SELU Scaled Exponential Linear Unit AF_SIGMOID Sigmoid AF_SOFTMAX Softmax AF_SOFTPLUS Softplus AF_SOFTSIGN Softsign AF_SWISH Swish AF_TANH Hyperbolic Tangent AF_TRELU Thresholded REctified Linear Unit

- Added Loss function for matrices and vectors. It has the following parameters:

LOSS_MSE Mean Squared Error LOSS_MAE Mean Absolute Error LOSS_CCE Categorical Crossentropy LOSS_BCE Binary Crossentropy LOSS_MAPE Mean Absolute Percentage Error LOSS_MSLE Mean Squared Logarithmic Error LOSS_KLD Kullback-Leibler Divergence LOSS_COSINE Cosine similarity/proximity LOSS_POISSON Poisson LOSS_HINGE Hinge LOSS_SQ_HINGE Squared Hinge LOSS_CAT_HINGE Categorical Hinge LOSS_LOG_COSH Logarithm of the Hyperbolic Cosine LOSS_HUBER Huber

- Added matrix::CompareByDigits and vector::CompareByDigits methods for matrices and vectors. They compare the elements of two matrices/vectors up to significant digits.
- Added support for MathMin and MathMax functions for strings. The functions will use lexicographic comparison: letters are compared alphabetically, case sensitive.
- The maximum number of OpenCL objects has been increased from 256 to
65536. OpenCL object handles are created in an MQL5 program using the CLContextCreate, CLBufferCreate and CLProgramCreate functions. The previous limit of 256 handles was not enough for the efficient use of machine learning methods.

- Added ability to use OpenCL on graphical card without 'double' support.
Previously, only GPUs supporting double were allowed in MQL5 programs,
although many tasks allow calculations using float. The float type is
initially considered native for parallel computing, as it takes up less
space. Therefore, the old requirement has been lifted.

To set the mandatory use of GPUs with double support for specific tasks, use the CL_USE_GPU_DOUBLE_ONLY in the CLContextCreate call.

int cl_ctx; //--- Initializing the OpenCL context if((cl_ctx=CLContextCreate(CL_USE_GPU_DOUBLE_ONLY))==INVALID_HANDLE) { Print("OpenCL not found"); return; }

- Fixed operation of the CustomBookAdd function. Previously, a non-zero value in the MqlBookInfo::volume_real field prevented the function from creating a Market Depth snapshot. The check is now performed as follows:

The transmitted data is validated: type, price and volume data must be specified for each element. Also, MqlBookInfo.volume and MqlBookInfo.volume_real must not be zero or negative. If both volumes are negative, this will be considered an error. You can specify any of the volume types or both of them, while the system will use the one that is indicated or is positive:

volume=-1 && volume_real=2 — volume_real=2 will be used,

volume=3 && volume_real=0 — volume=3 will be used.

Increased-precision volume MqlBookInfo.volume_real has a higher priority than MqlBookInfo.volume. Therefore, if both values are specified and are valid, volume_real will be used.

If any of the Market Depth elements is described incorrectly, the system will discard the transferred state completely.

- Fixed operation of the CalendarValueLast function.
Due to an error, successive function calls after changes in the
Economic Calendar (the 'change' parameter was set a new value after the
call) could skip some events when using the currency filter.

CalendarValueLast(change, result, "", "EUR")

- Fixed ArrayBSearch function behavior. If multiple identical elements are found, a link to the first result will be returned, rather than a random one.
- Fixed checks for template function visibility within a class. Due to an
error, class template functions declared as private/protected appeared
to be public.

MetaEditor

- Fixed errors and ambiguous behavior of MetaAssist.
- Added support for the %terminal% macros which indicates the path to the
terminal installation directory. For example, %terminal%\MQL5\Experts.

- Improved display of arrays in the debugger.
- Increased buffer for copying values from the debugger.
- Improved error hints.
- Added indication of relative paths in the *.mproj project file.
Previously, absolute paths were used, which resulted in compilation
errors in case the project was moved.
- Added automatic embedding of BMP resources as globally available 32-bit bitmap arrays in projects. This eliminates the need to call ResourceReadImage inside the code to read the graphical resource.

'levels.bmp' as 'uint levels[18990]'

- Improved reading of extended BMP file formats.
- Updated UI translations.
- Fixed errors reported in crash logs.

- MetaTrader 5 build 3320: Improvements and fixes
- MetaTrader 5 build 3300: Fast compilation and improved code navigation in MetaEditor
- MetaTrader 5 build 3280: Improvements and fixes based on traders' feedback
- MetaTrader 5 build 3270: Improvements and fixes
- MetaTrader 5 build 3260: Bulk operations, matrix and vector functions, and chat enhancements