All the unnecessary lines of the Python System Back-Testing Module have been hidden. Only the lines that you need to develop the next great algorithm are included. Reads sort of like English. This snippet introduces you to the use of functions and lists – two major components of the Python language. If you buy my latest book – “The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox” then simply email me or sign up through the contact form and you will get version 2.0 for free!
It was recently brought to my attention that the Excel System Back-Tester(ESB) did not function properly on the MAC OS X. In other words it bombed when trying to open a comma delimited data file and also when one tried to run an algorithm. Thanks to a purchaser of the UATSTB I was able to fix the bugs without removing any functionality. I will post the Macintosh version here as well as have WILEY put it on the book’s website. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Here is the the link: