Zorro to MetaTrader Connectivity

What is Zorro?

Zorro is a free software tool for financial analysis, machine learning, and algorithmic trading strategy development.

It permits both backtesting and live trading, and despite its rather simple looking interface, sports a very sophisticated set of features and capabilities, enabling traders to develop, backtest and trade their strategies in the Lite-C programming language.

The developers of Zorro have built and published a Bridge Plugin for both MetaTrader 4 and 5, using which traders can control MetaTrader directly from their Zorro trading strategies written in Lite-C, with no knowledge of MQL required.

MetaTrader Installation Instructions

Under the root directory of your Zorro installation, you will have the files ZorroMT4.zip or ZorroMT5.zip.

Depending on your MetaTrader version, locate your Experts and Libraries directories and proceed as follows:

  1. From Zorro/ZorroMTx/Experts/ - Extract Zorro .mq4 or .mq5 file into the Experts directory
  2. From Zorro/ZorroMTx/Libraries/ - Extract the relevant ZorroMTx .ex4 or .ex5 file into the Libraries directory
  3. From Zorro/ZorroMTx/Experts/ - Extract the ZorroMTx 4 or 5 DLL into your Libraries directory

To complete the installation, please restart MetaTrader and ensure that the .mq4 or .mq5 files have compiled successfully.

Subsequently, dragging and dropping the Zorro EA on a chart in your MetaTrader terminal should activate the EA, after which you may connect to it from your Zorro instance.

For further details, please visit http://zorro-project.com/manual/en/mt4plugin.htm

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