Say I write an algo using one or more data sets that require payment to be able to run up to the present day, but I have not paid for them, and so my backtest duration is limited. Would the algos still be evaluated for the fund by Quantopian after 6 months, with backtests run up to the present?
As a specific example, say I wanted to use
from quantopian.pipeline.filters.eventvestor import IsAnnouncedAcqTarget to filter out stocks that may be acquired (several recent Quantopian examples have done this), but don't want to pay $85/month just to write an algo for the Q fund. Would it suffice to run the backtest over the date range 01 Feb 2007 - 10 Feb 2015 and then in 6 months, Quantopian would evaluate my algo automatically, with the EventVestor premium data? Or would my algo be excluded from the Q fund evaluation?