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Some basic question about quantopian

I want to ask that when we write code in the quantopian notebook, we always write something like
"from quantopian.algorithm import attach_pipeline, pipeline_output" or " from quantopian.pipeline import Pipeline"
Is the module quantopian built inside the web?
What if i download module Zipline of python and run the code on my own IDE(Jupyter notebook i.e)?
Is it the same?
I mean that does the web integrate related packages for us in advance to write code?

1 response

Hello Liming,

The quantopian module is only available in the web platform. Zipline does provide some of its submodules, including the Pipeline API. However, working on your local environment will require you to provide the underlying datasets yourself.

I hope this helps.


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