This manual provides both tutorial and reference information about the shim. Although the tutorial, Part I, is intended to be most useful to the trader or researcher who is writing downstream programs that would use the shim, and the reference, Part II, to the developer looking to understand or modify the source code of the shim, there are many cross references between the tutorial and reference, so that they are combined here into one manual.

The tutorial describes installation, setup, and startup, in Chapter 3; use of the shim command language, in Chapter 4; modifications to the database, in Chapter 5; and a number of other application-specific topics, collected together in Chapter [*]. The reference has been commented out for now, about which more in the next section.

Bill Pippin 2010-01-14