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Has anyone been able to get an algorithm working locally?
I like the debugger with VS Code and would like to get an algorithm working there and then move it to Utopian for back testing.

I've installed anaconda and the zipline libraries, but I can't get the basic tutorial to work.
https://www.zipline.io/beginner-tutorial

I have installed the quandl bundles, and the quantopian-quandl bundles. It seems the problem is that the benchmark data is no longer available. I was able to get a CSV of the benchmark data and I think it's the correct format.

Now I get:
datetimelike.py", line 296, in getitem
result = getitem(key)
IndexError: index 0 is out of bounds for axis 0 with size 0

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Hi Don, I've been working on the same problem for days now... did you ever find a solution? Care to share?

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