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To run a backtest in research.

I am trying to recreate one of my algos in research. The data consists of 50 stocks . What should be my arguments for backtest in ?

algo_obj = TradingAlgorithm(

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Can anyone help me out through an example ?

Check out the Tutorial on Backtesting in Research it is a great place to see a simple example that works. For more complex example try looking at this
parameter optimization notebook. Also check out the Zipline github for examples and implementation details of our backtesting engine. For more support about working with Zipline check out the Google group.


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James, your link to "Tutorial on Backtesting in Research" is broken.
I'm trying to execute an algo in Research. The algo runs well in backtest.
I'm bothering with the data parameter to give an input to TradingAlgorithm run method.

Could you pinpoint me some reference or example?

I'm having some luck with the tutorial at My Code > Notebooks > Tutorials and Documentation > 9. Tutorial (Advanced) - Backtesting with Zipline

Hi Bryce, your link is broken also.