From the error message it appears you are coding an algorithm in the IDE? The
run_pipeline method, and actually the entire module
quantopian.research, only applies to the notebook environment. You will get an error if you try to import it into an algorithm (as you noticed). To use pipeline in an algo one only needs the following import
from quantopian.pipeline import Pipeline
That will get you the
Pipeline class definition. The other two methods associated with pipelines that you will use in an algo are
from quantopian.algorithm import attach_pipeline, pipeline_output
pipeline_data = pipeline_output('pipeline')
One doesn't need to actually import these methods however. To make coding more concise these are 'pre-imported' behind the scenes. It's probably good practice though to explicitly do the import to make it a bit more clear where these come from.
Anyway, the issue is the method
run_pipeline is only used in notebooks. The similar method
pipeline_output is used in algorithms.
Hope that clears it up. If you haven't already check out the pipeline user guide in the docs.
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