Omicron Research Institute

QuanTek Econometrics Software

Download QuanTek here!

You may download the latest QuanTek version here and run it on your Windows computer. 

Demonstration version: The demo version is fully functional, except for the ability to parse data into data files, and becomes the fully functional version once activated with an Authorization Key. To try out the demo version of QuanTek, after downloading and installing the program, upon startup you will be greeted by an Enter Pass Code dialog box, where you can enter your Pass Code (if you have one). If QuanTek has not yet been authorized, click the Authorize button which takes you to the Authorization Key dialog, where you can enter your Authorization Key (license). If you do not have a license, just click Close in this dialog and you can try out QuanTek without a license. You can try out QuanTek without a license using the files in the Sample Files folder included with the installation. To create new data files using securities data from Yahoo (or another database), you need to purchase a license from Omicron Research Institute.

System Requirements: QuanTek is designed to run on Windows 7 or higher. QuanTek also requires .NET 4.0 to be installed. The development computer is running 8.0 GB of RAM on an i7 processor, so this can be taken as a minimum recommended system. To verify that QuanTek runs correctly on your system, you can download and run the demo program.

Screen Requirements: The QuanTek program was designed for a minimum screen resolution of 1280 by 1024 pixels. It is recommended that this resolution or higher be used to run the program, especially in the vertical direction, otherwise the Dialog Bar will be cut off, and there won't be enough room to display the graphs.

Yahoo Data: The Yahoo version of QuanTek uses free Yahoo data. You can download Yahoo daily data from the Yahoo website and save it to a *.csv file, but to parse the data into data files and use it in the program you need the license. Note that since Yahoo has discontinued its Historical data download, you need to download historical data -- 8 years worth -- from the Yahoo web site itself and then parse the CSV files within QuanTek. Now it looks like there may be an issue with the Daily Update and Fundamental Data downloads as well. We intend to transition from CSV download to the JSON download, but this seems to be in a state of flux for Yahoo data. Meanwhile, we will develop versions for Excel CSV files, as well as Alpha Vantage, another source of free data.

Security Certificate: Here is the installation file for QuanTek 3.8b. This file has a valid security certificate issed by Digicert. If your anti-virus software displays a dialog box saying the file is "not commonly downloaded", please click More Options->Run anyway... to download and install QuanTek 3.8b.

Download: Click here to download QuanTek 3.8b (Yahoo):

QuanTek 3.8b (Yahoo)    (Revised February 1, 2018)

This file has been scanned multiple times by two different anti-virus programs and has always been given a clean bill of health.

Installation: This version of QuanTek comes in an InstallShield installation file. Just download and save the installation file, then double-click on the installation file to run the installation. Or you can run the installation file directly from the web site. After installation, please remember to keep all the files together in the same folder -- otherwise it will not work properly. (In particular, the QuanTek_38b_(Yahoo).chm Help file must be in the same folder with the QuanTek_38b_(Yahoo).exe executable file. Please do not rename the files -- the two files must have the same name in order for the program to be able to find the Help file.)

Sample Files: The Sample Files folder is currently installed in the same folder with the executable. This folder is hence set to Read-Only by the installation program, and there seems to be no way to change it. The QuanTek program should be able to read the Sample files in this folder, but if you try to do a portfolio calculation, which involves writing to the files, you will get an error dialog. The workaround for this is to move the Sample Files folder somewhere else on your hard drive, such as to the My Documents folder. Then navigate in the QuanTek program to this folder and open one of the files. You should then be able to run Calculate Portfolio on this Sample portfolio. In the next update, the Sample Files folder will be saved in the My Documents folder on your hard drive, where the files can be opened and you can run Calculate Portfolio normally. If you have never installed the QuanTek program, the files in this folder should show up automatically in the left-had window of the QuanTek screen. If you have installed QuanTek before, then you will have to navigate to this folder just as you do to your other portfolio folders.

Redistributable: When running the installation program, if you get a message saying that the mfc110u.dll, or some other DLL file is missing, you can fix this by installing the necessary Microsoft Redistributable from the following link:

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4

Just follow the instructions to download and install this Redistributable. This will supply all the system DLL files that are normally supplied by Visual C++ 2012, required to run QuanTek, in case they are not already on your computer.

Purchase QuanTek

You may purchase a 1-year subscription to QuanTek here.

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Purchase: The subscription is currently $119 for one calendar year from the date of purchase. The same license may be applied to any version of QuanTek of versions 3.8 or 3.9, whether for Yahoo or other databases, when they become available. When version 4.0 becomes available, you may send us an email asking for a new license for this version, for the remainder of the 1-year subscription.

Authorization: To run QuanTek with actual data, you need an Authorization Key. Please enter the Pass Code you wish to use with QuanTek in the text box below. The Pass Code must be at least 7 characters, which must be letters or digits, no spaces or punctuation marks. If none is entered, your name will be used. Please be sure to enter your name, address, phone number, and especially your email address, information in the payment form. We will make you a personalized, encrypted Authorization Key using the version number, subscription expiration date, and your personal Pass Code, and send it back to you by email in an attached NotePad file. You then copy and paste this encrypted Authorization Key into the edit box of the Authorization Key dialog, and your copy of QuanTek is now authorized! 

Pass Code

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The QuanTek program has been extensively tested and debugged. If you have any comments or suggestions for improvements, or if you experience any problems or find any bugs, please send an e-mail to Omicron Research Institute using the form on the Contact Us page.