|author||Franklin Wei <email@example.com>||2015-05-30 23:02:59 -0400|
|committer||Franklin Wei <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2015-05-30 23:02:59 -0400|
tutorial for dummies
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@@ -16,12 +16,28 @@ Just run:
make ; sudo make install
-This will install the market-sim binary in `/usr/local/bin`.
+This will install the market-sim binary in `/usr/local/bin/`.
### Building Without Curses Support
Uncomment the `#define WITHOUT_CURSES` line in `src/globals.h`, then build as described above.
+## Basic Tutorial
+When you first run `market-sim`, an empty portfolio is created and you are given $1000 USD.
+1. You probably want to buy some shares now; type `buy`.
+ Enter the ticker symbol of the stock you wish to purchase:
+2. Input a ticker symbol.
+3. Enter the number of shares you wish to buy.
+4. Confirm the transaction. This will return you to the main prompt.
+5. From here, you probably want to save your porfolio to disk; type `write`.
+6. Enter the name of the file to save to. Careful, there's nothing to keep you from clobbering a file here!
+7. Come back later and trade some more shares!
Made with boredom and a cheaply bought keyboard.