With today’s computing power, code calculation becomes less and less of a factor. For indicators and signals you simply load to a chart it’s mainly a matter of convenience when a study is able to calculate in a couple of seconds versus a minute. When it comes to optimization runs with a lot of optimization cycles the calculation speed can quickly add up to hours or days. That’s when you can really benefit from optimizing code specifically for calculation speed and drastically cut down the optimization time.
In various EasyLanguage Consulting projects we have been able to speed up code by ten times or even more. This doesn’t work for every code of course as it depends on code length and complexity. A code with just a few lines doesn’t offer much room for improvement and therefore the difference in speed will be slim to none.