Pi Hacks 1: Latest Features That Would Improve Your Efficiency

Published by Anjaney Vatsal on
11th Nov, 2015

Pi’s latest release is out today, and so are its amazing features. These exciting features are our endeavor to make you more efficient while using Pi for trading analysis. Please read through the blog to know the latest on Pi Hacks:

 

One of the most coveted features, Pre-defined workspace, is live now

Click on File -> Predefined Workspace -> NSE/BSE -> desired workspace such as Nifty Bank, Nifty Energy, etc> to load the related scrips automatically to your workspace. No need to waste your precious time over gathering scrips. If you want us to add more predefined workspaces; just add your suggestion in the comments section :-).

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Chart fetching is now smoother and faster than ever before

A lot of optimization has been done in Pi to provide you a smoother experience with Charts. With the new protocol we have developed, retrieving charts have become more even and fast.

 

Opening charts is now as swift as it can get

Go to the ‘Chart’ column in the Market Watch, and double-click over any scrip. Intraday chart will surface immediately. No intermediate settings, no hassles! Happy using Charts in Pi!

 

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Saved Charts are now reusable with auto-live functionality   

Saving charts and loading them back have been for a while in Pi. However, saved charts were static in nature – dead like a picture. With the new release, they have become dynamic. Once loaded, the dead boy turns alive, and gets updated automatically.

With this enhancement, the efforts you make while analyzing charts will become reusable. All the indicators and drawings you enable in a Chart will apply automatically when you load the chart back in Pi. Save your charts, save your time!

 

Viewing charts get further customization      
  • Default Templates’ under ‘User Chart Settings’ allows you to save three favorite templates, one of which can be enabled at a time. The selected template will apply automatically when you open any chart.
  • Day separator and Pivot Points are now separate chart features. One or both of them can be enabled or disabled.
  • The above two chart features, Cross-hair and Data Table can be enabled globally from the user settings, so they appear automatically every time a chart is opened. Further, any of these features can be disabled for a particular chart from the right-click menu.

 

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Shortcuts keys get further usages

1. New shortcut keys to modify and cancel orders

      Modify order – Shift + M

      Cancel order – Shift + K

      Cancel all orders – Shift + A

      Exit order window – Shift + E

2. Order-related shortcut keys in Market Watch now available in Charts

Shortcuts for different order types (normal, cover, bracket and after-market orders) can now be called from Charts.  This addition avoids the need of jumping between Market Watch and Charts window.

3. Home and End buttons to reach start and end of a chart

 

Keep your Pi up-to-date with update pop-ups

Get pop up messages when a Pi update is available.

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Comments: 14

  1. Pi user November 13, 2015 at 11:51 am

    How is the chart data in Pi..is it on par with other platforms like ESignal / TradeTiger etc?

  2. Saket November 13, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks for raising this query.
    Please check this video which compares data accuracy:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYViqbhuL6I

  3. Snake.Head November 17, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Few small suggestion for next update – Those small thing make user experience.

    Option for dockable and moveable panel.for Price style panel and side panel – If that not possible some thing like simple hide those options from user settings. Take up too much space on low-res screen
    http://i.imgur.com/1NT2zaJ.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/jdt09fy.jpg

    Custom order lots – Pre-define order lot
    http://i.imgur.com/HJfvcOA.jpg

    Option to close connection and alerts windows close or hide option in user settings
    Order window focus – This will Really help if it get into next update
    http://i.imgur.com/hJEaKbV.jpg

    Not getting current/latest price by pressing F1 – F2 if order window is already opened.- For this check Nest how it get price on repeating pressing F1-F2.This feature is good for quick scalping

    Option for Data box or Data line – So user can select what they pref
    http://i.imgur.com/DSGmeqU.jpg

  4. Neeraj Singh November 18, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Thanks a lot for the suggestions, we will try to provide these features in coming releases.

  5. Joyal November 24, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    In my institution, Internet access is restricted through an authenticated proxy. Is there any way to access Pi through the proxy with authentication?

  6. Saket Kumar November 24, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Currently,it’s not possible ,but in near future we will introduce proxy bypass mechanism.

  7. Abhay Tewari November 25, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Few Suggestions :

    1) Option to keep Order window open at all time, even after placing the order. This should apply to all order windows : normal order, bracket order and cover orders

    2) Option to keep both Buy and Sell order window open at all time

    3) Ability to set defaults Qty, StopLoss and Profit Booking level in Bracket Orders

    4) Ability to place Market order in Bracket Orders.

  8. Saket Kumar November 26, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback,will try to incorporate these in coming releases of Pi.

    Feel free to give us more suggestions/feedbacks.

  9. V P Ravi December 23, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    The positions tab may be provided as a floating window so that we can switch to any window such as chart, market watch etc. simultaneously watching profit/loss easily. Because it (admin position) occupies considerable portion of the screen and for that we have to dock and reduce the chart window.

  10. Saket Kumar December 26, 2015 at 9:30 am

    @V P Ravi You can use pop out active window(View->Pop out window) option .

  11. Bharat Rana January 5, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Sir, I have FNO account opened in zerodha firm. I want to use equity chart for prediction of FNO price but as i haven’t any demat account (means I haven’t opted for trading in equity segment), I could not open equity chart. you are requested to take my case and please update Pi software in such a way that I can use chart facility.
    Please let me know , when will you update that features in Pi software.
    Regards,

  12. Saket Kumar January 8, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    @Bharat ,I am afraid you need to open your Demat account to have NSE EQ segments and their charts enabled.Please contact your broker regarding this.

  13. Bala S. January 23, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Hi,
    The following feature will be very helpful :
    ** Predefined work space(market watch) can include scrips in the demat account .
    ** Another predefined market watch can be assigned to open contracts/scrips .
    ** User defined / Predefined Market watch can be provided as one more input option in Alert and AI .

    Regards

  14. Sri Harsha P May 14, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Suggestion : It would be great if the order window automatically calculates the stop loss limit price BASED on traders PREDEFINED maximum loss bearing % for each trade(mainly for scalp traders). Advantage is it would help getting into trade without delay CAUSED due to calculating the stop loss sell price entry. Example if I want to enter a trade with 0.5% SL on buy price, it must automatically put SL sell order at Rs 174.6(assumed entry/buy executed at Rs 175.5).

    Request : I have another important suggestion which I term as EAGLEi. Can I get your mail ID for mailing it much more elaborately.

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