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Introducing Named Backtests

Today, we've added a long-requested feature that has finally come to fruition: backtest naming.

Over time, we have received many requests to add more organization to the algorithm backtest workflow.  As we have been working to improve the backtest feedback loop with the new full backtest page, it was the perfect time to rethink how backtests were currently named.


To name a backtest at start, you can use the "Run New Backtest" popup found on the "All Backtests" page for a particular algorithm.


All of the backtests can now have a name of your choice, so you don't have to remember backtests by numbers anymore.


You can even update the names of all of your backtests that you have run to date.


Backtest names will take precedence throughout the site when available, otherwise we will continue to default to the backtest numbers. I hope this new feature allows you to keep track of your ideas, and refer back to them easily.


As a reminder, feedback is always welcome. Happy backtesting,

Sam

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awesome, will make life a lot easier

Nice! Very useful feature.

Thank you!

Awesome, Samantha & Abhi! Great to see wishlist requests realised in feedback at pre-Beta:

  • Main page: Possible to allow users’ notes in the page header, say next to the Algorithm name? There have been similar discussions/requests in the community.
  • Specific/Common Returns chart: Possible to show SPY benchmark graph? This is already shown in the pre-existing Full Backtest page - it informs on relativism of the returns.
  • Performance page: Possible to add VADR/Volatility chart or similar? This is already generated in the current contest screening Notebook output - it provides very useful information at pre-contest stage.

Thank you!

Thanks @Karl! Volatility is now on the performance page (we shipped that update yesterday, so it's hot off the presses).

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Oh yes... thank you for that!

Thanks!