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NEWBIE HELP

hey all ive been trading for over 10 years successfully. I have no idea how to put my existing strategy into quantopian. Its a strategy based on price movements and cross overs. where do i begin? please help i have no coding experience. I tried to use codecademy.com and its all alien to me. please help thanks.

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Hi Sergei,

Welcome to Quantopian! The first thing that you'll want to do is learn some basic Python. codeacademy.com is a good resource and here are a few alternatives:
- Python tutorial - https://docs.python.org/2/tutorial/
- Dive into Python - http://www.diveintopython.net/
- Learn Python - http://www.learnpython.org/

After that, you can get started with the basic Quantopian tutorials.

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thank you so much Jamie McCorriston

Hi Sergei

I was in your shoes about a year ago , and still learning, but was able to programmed a few algos with the help of the community and staff. Take a look at PythonProgramming.net . This guy is pretty awesome.

cheers

will do. thank you. also i used Strategy Desk from ameritrade to run my algo. any idea how to transcribe that to quantopian?