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Does backtest work for everyone at night?

For the last couple of months, I have been trying to run backtests at night and they never work. Is this a known thing, even using a sample algo so I know it is not my code?

Joe

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There isn't any 'system' reason for backtests not running in the evenings. Backtest should run the same independent of time of day. That said, anomalies do happen.

What symptoms are you seeing? What specifically happens when 'they never work'?

We would be interested in understanding this. Are others experiencing issues?

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I am running "Cloned from Reply to: New tearsheet challenge on the estimates dataset!". In the algorithm view I hit "Build Algorithm" then it says "Initializing backtest..." and it just spins there for at least 30 minutes before I move on to something else. The code is from Thomas Wiecki from the Estimates post. Estimates Post The algo works just fine during the day, then in the evenings and nights it hangs. This also true with my own algos.

Is it your connection dropping during peak times?