The more I'm searching for a stock screener (for specific data manipulative requirements) the more it looks if it doesn't exist in the public domain. The quickest way to get something off the ground is to use AmiBroker which I read is a professional, powerful, comprehensive trading system development platform.
a. While it is mainly used for technical analysis can anyone indicate why it wont be suitable for fundamental analysis?
b. Any development or scripts need to be tested vigorously. It also appears from readings if Amibroker's cutting edge charting and graphics, and fast, flexible and powerful portfolio-level backtesting, optimization, and automated walk forward validation will be more than enough.
c. Do you know of any existing groups or forums that attempted this successfully and that we can perhaps join?
d. Will it be a good idea to use a development domain like SourceForge or Github to host artifacts, databasis, code and script management and central communications with feedback to this forum?
e. Anyone with the time, skills, tenacity and energy that will be interested in driving such efforts?
f. Who will be interested in active participation?
The objective is to develop a system based on a scientific approach, that will help long term investors identify profitable opportunities to buy and sell.