User Guide Overview

The User Guide describes the technical features of the tools and environments available on the Quantopian platform. The User Guide is composed of two sections: Tools and Environments.

This section of the user guide provides high level explanations of the various tools available for you to use on Quantopian. In this context, 'tools' is a generic term used to encapsulate APIs and platform features that will help you research and develop trading algorithms on Quantopian.
Quantopian has multiple environments in which you can research and develop quantitative investment ideas. This section walks through the different environments and discusses when you should be working in each one.

What is not covered in the User Guide?

The User Guide is not an API reference. See the API Reference for full, function-level documentation.

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