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QuanTek Econometric & Technical Analysis Software

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You may download the latest QuanTek version 3.9a'' here and run it on your Windows computer. The installation file for version 3.9a has been rebuilt to include the mfc110u.dll, which seems to be missing from some Windows installations. With this latest rebuild, the DLL is placed in the System Folder. The QuanTek program itself is unchanged. (Posted January 9, 2019.)

Demonstration version: The demo version is fully functional, except for the ability to parse data into data files, and becomes the fully functional version once activated with an Authorization Key. To try out the demo version of QuanTek, after downloading and installing the program, upon startup you will be greeted by an Enter Pass Code dialog box, where you can enter your Pass Code (if you have one). If QuanTek has not yet been authorized, click the Authorize button which takes you to the Authorization Key dialog, where you can enter your Authorization Key (license). If you do not have a license, just click Close in this dialog and you can try out QuanTek without a license. You can try out QuanTek without a license using the files in the Sample Files folder included with the installation. To create new data files using securities data from AlphaVantage or EOD Historical Data, you need to purchase a license from Omicron Research Institute.

System Requirements: QuanTek is designed to run on Windows 7 or higher. QuanTek also requires .NET 4.0 to be installed. The development computer is running 8.0 GB of RAM on an i7 processor, so this can be taken as a minimum recommended system. To verify that QuanTek runs correctly on your system, you can download and run the demo program.

Screen Requirements: The QuanTek program was designed for a minimum screen resolution of 1280 by 1024 pixels. It is recommended that this resolution or higher be used to run the program, especially in the vertical direction, otherwise the Dialog Bar will be cut off, and there won't be enough room to display the graphs.

Financial Data: The QuanTek 3.9a package contains separate executable files for two different databases. One of these is a free data source called Alpha Vantage. The other is an inexpensive source called  EOD Historical Data. Here is a description of the available data sources:

Database Data

The QuanTek Help file contains instructions and URLs for acquiring a license key for each of these databases. Either one, or both, of these databases may be used to download data interchangeably. (Note: In converting to the new data sources, it was necessary to change the way the data are stored in the data files, although the file format itself is the same. Therefore, if you have created data files previously, you will need to start over and re-create your data files from scratch.)

Security Certificate: The button below downloads the installation file for QuanTek 3.9a. This file has a valid security certificate issed by Digicert. If your anti-virus software displays a dialog box saying the file is "not commonly downloaded", please click More Options->Run anyway... to download and install QuanTek 3.9a.

Download: The installation file contains executable files for two different databases. You may use either one or both simultaneously. We have rebuilt the installation file to include the mfc110u.dll. However, to make sure your system has all the required DLLs, please install the Microsoft Redistributable below. Then click here to download QuanTek 3.9a''(2019-01-09) for Alpha Vantage or EOD Historical Data:

QuanTek 3.9a''

This file has been scanned multiple times by two different anti-virus programs and has always been given a clean bill of health.

Installation: This version of QuanTek comes in an InstallShield installation file. Just download and save the installation file, then double-click on the installation file to run the installation. Or you can run the installation file directly from the web site. After installation, please remember to keep all the files together in the same folder -- otherwise it will not work properly. (In particular, the QuanTek_39a.chm Help file must be in the same folder with the QuanTek_39a.exe executable file. Please do not rename the files -- the two files must have the same name in order for the program to be able to find the Help file.)

Sample Files: The Sample Files folder has been set to install in your My Documents folder. The first time you install QuanTek, the program should open to this portfolio folder automatically, displaying the 20 securities in the Dialog Bar window on the left. These consist of 4 indexes, 10 stocks, 4 ETFs, and 2 mutual funds. You can then create other portfolio folders and navigate between them. (If you have trouble locating the Sample Files, or run into any other issues, please send us an email.)

Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable: When running the QuanTek program, if you get a message saying that the mfc110u.dll, or some other DLL file is missing, you can fix this by installing the Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable from the following link:

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4

Just follow the instructions to download and install this Redistributable. You must install both the x86 and x64 versions of the Redistributable (but not the arm version). Otherwise you may get a message saying that "the application could not start correctly...". (Actually, it appears that all the necessary DLLs are contained in the x86 version alone, but it does not cost anything to be safe and install both versions.) This will supply all the system DLL files that are normally supplied by Visual C++ 2012, required to run QuanTek, in case they are not already on your computer.

You can check to make sure both versions of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable are installed by checking the listing of programs under Uninstall a program in the Control Panel. (My Windows 10 computer has both versions of the 2012, 2013, and 2017 Redistributables installed. Visual Studio installs the ones it needs automatically.)

Install .NET 4.0: When running the QuanTek program, if you get a message saying that "the application could not start correctly...", this may mean that your computer does not have .NET 4.0 installed. If you do not have .NET 4.x installed on your computer, you can install it from the following Microsoft .NET Framework 4 link:

Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Web Installer)

Just follow the instructions to download and install .NET Framework 4. However, if you already have a higher version of .NET 4.x installed, this is supposed to include .NET 4.0. In this case, the installer will not work, saying there is already a higher version of .NET installed. If you have any version of .NET 4.x installed and you still get the message saying "the application could not start correctly...", it probably means you need to install both the x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) versions of the Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (see above).

Purchase QuanTek

You may purchase a 1-year subscription to QuanTek here.

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Purchase: The subscription is currently $119 for one calendar year from the date of purchase. The same license may be applied to any update of QuanTek of versions 3.8 or 3.9, when they become available. When version 4.0 becomes available, you may send us an email asking for a new license for this version, for the remainder of the 1-year subscription (or we will send you an email).

Authorization: To run QuanTek with actual data, you need an Authorization Key. Please enter the Pass Code you wish to use with QuanTek in the text box below. The Pass Code must be at least 7 characters, which must be letters or digits, no spaces or punctuation marks. If none is entered, your name will be used. Please be sure to enter your name, address, phone number, and especially your email address, information in the payment form. We will make you a personalized, encrypted Authorization Key using the version number, subscription expiration date, and your personal Pass Code, and send it back to you by email in an attached NotePad file. You then copy and paste this encrypted Authorization Key into the edit box of the Authorization Key dialog, and your copy of QuanTek is now authorized! 

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The QuanTek program has been extensively tested and debugged. If you have any comments or suggestions for improvements, or if you experience any problems or find any bugs, please send an e-mail to Omicron Research Institute or call us.

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