Installation

Installing Fann2MQL for MT5 or MT4 build 600 and later

The procedure of installation is quite straightforward. Simply click on the installation file then the following window appears informing you that Fann2MQL is under GPL license:

Installation of Fann2MQL, step 1

Then pick the folder to install the package. You can install directly into your Meta Trader Data folder or use the default Program Files\Fann2MQL\ path and copy the files to your Meta Trader manually. To identify the Meta Trader Data folder open the File menu then  Open Data Folder.

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Locate Meta Trader Data Folder

It will open a folder with paths similar to %APPDATA%\MetaQuotes\Terminal\[SOME MAGIC ID]\. Please note the [MAGIC ID] part for later use.

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Next choose that path for installation appending MQL4 (or MQL5 for MT5). You can tick the install option “Just me” as well.

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The installer puts files into folders includelibraries, and src in the installation folder.

In case you installed into dedicated Fann2MQL folder, please copy the content of its include and libraries subfolders into your Meta Trader Data folder.

The installer installs also the FANN library into your system libraries folder. The src folder contains all the source code of Fann2MQL. You can read the source code which is an ultimate documentation if you need any more information about the internals. You can also improve the code and add additional features if you like. I encourage you to send me your patches if you implement anything interesting.

Installing Fann2MQL on MT4 builds prior to 600

The procedure of installation is quite straightforward. Simply click on the installation file then the following window appears informing you that Fann2MQL is under GPL license:


Installation of Fann2MQL, step 1

Then pick the folder to install the package. You can use the default Program Files\Fann2MQL\ or install directly into your Meta Trader\experts\ directory, which is preferred. The later  will place all files directly into their places otherwise you’ll have to copy them manually.


Installation of Fann2MQL, step 2

The installer puts files into following folders:


include\ folder


libraries\ folder


src\ folder

If you chose to install into dedicated Fann2MQL folder, please copy the content of its include and libraries subfolders into your Meta Trader appropriate directory.

The installer installs also the FANN library into your system libraries folder (Windows\system32 in most cases). The src folder contains all the source code of Fann2MQL. You can read the source code which is an ultimate documentation if you need any more information about the internals. You can also improve the code and add additional features if you like. I encourage you to send me your patches if you implement anything interesting.