A program to behold!
by John Sweeney
Ease of use: B
Customer Service: A
Error handling: A
Overall Grade: B
Vendor: NTech Investors'
P.O. Box 27135
Service: Advanced technical analysis package for the Apple Macintosh with a host of
pre-programmed indicators and a sophisticated capability to create new indicators.
Price: $695, includes updates and telephone support for twelve months. Demo disk: $25.
Macintosh users have long settled for 32nd best when it comes to analytical packages. Market Pro
and Profits were the two alternatives for a long time. Recently, CompuTrac bought Profits and converted
it for their use. We'll look at those in an upcoming issue, but the product that's the mostest and here now
is the promising newcomer, Behold! Version 1.2.1.
Behold! is a throwback to the hacker days when an individual could create a world-class program. Those
days are fast drawing to a close given the tremendous overhead built into handling modern graphic
interfaces and the shifting sand of the operating systems, both Apple's 1-6 and 7+ and DOS/OS2. The
program's author, Jim Payne, an engineer, has come as close to success as seems possible these days.
Behold!'s offering is truly stunning, not your ordinary list of umpteen different oscillators. Maximum
entropy? Polynomial fit nestled next to stochastics? This is starting to look like GE's stat package. Six
different numeric filters? Payne tacks on new analyses as fast as he gets new customer suggestions.