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FactSet & Q Contest

Hi,

Just to confirm, as FactSet data is just available until a year before running a backtest, there is no way to submit an algo to the Q Contest (not the Challenges in the Forum) that uses that FactSet data right?

When running a backtest for the last 2 years I get the error:

There was a runtime error. HoldoutError: Pipeline attempted to access
data that is held out of research and backtesting. Attempted use of
quantopian.pipeline.data.factset.estimates.Actuals is not allowed
because:
- Data is available up to 2019-02-07, but was requested up to 2020-02-06. For more information on holdouts for Actuals see:
https://www.quantopian.com/docs/data-reference/estimates_actuals
Attempted use of
quantopian.pipeline.data.factset.estimates.PeriodicConsensus is not
allowed because:
- Data is available up to 2019-02-07, but was requested up to 2020-02-06. For more information on holdouts for PeriodicConsensus
see:
https://www.quantopian.com/docs/data-reference/estimates_consensus

Thanks in advance.

2 responses

Very good question. This comes up a lot. Contest entries do NOT have the data holdouts enforced. As long as your algo generates a backtest using data which is available, you can submit it to the contest. It will run just fine with the current data.

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Thanks @Dan, good to know!