Back to Community
What stops Quantopian from providing Python 3 IDE?

I am from China, generally I use English when coding, but when I wanted to demo Quantopian to a friend lately, I occasionally typed some Chinese in the code (logging, specifically), it says "Invalid Log" or something like. I remembered Python 2 has the file encoding problem while Python 3 doesn't.

I then started to wonder that it seems all of Quantopian's "whitelisted" packages have supported Python 3 (long ago), a progress of Python 3 IDE is still unseen. What is the major reason for that?

BTW, in Research, which used Jupyter, has no problem dealing with Chinese, even running Python 2.7 (wonder how they did it).

Clone Algorithm
3
Loading...
Backtest from to with initial capital
Total Returns
--
Alpha
--
Beta
--
Sharpe
--
Sortino
--
Max Drawdown
--
Benchmark Returns
--
Volatility
--
Returns 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
Alpha 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
Beta 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
Sharpe 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
Sortino 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
Volatility 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
Max Drawdown 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
# Backtest ID: 55baeb19570cb60c651f2f6a
There was a runtime error.
2 responses

We may do Python 3 at some point.

It sounds like the real problem is the errors, not the Python itself. I agree that it should be something we can fix. Can you post some sample code that triggers the error so we can look at it? Thanks.

Disclaimer

The material on this website is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy, or a recommendation or endorsement for any security or strategy, nor does it constitute an offer to provide investment advisory services by Quantopian. In addition, the material offers no opinion with respect to the suitability of any security or specific investment. No information contained herein should be regarded as a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action as none of Quantopian nor any of its affiliates is undertaking to provide investment advice, act as an adviser to any plan or entity subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, individual retirement account or individual retirement annuity, or give advice in a fiduciary capacity with respect to the materials presented herein. If you are an individual retirement or other investor, contact your financial advisor or other fiduciary unrelated to Quantopian about whether any given investment idea, strategy, product or service described herein may be appropriate for your circumstances. All investments involve risk, including loss of principal. Quantopian makes no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of the views expressed in the website. The views are subject to change, and may have become unreliable for various reasons, including changes in market conditions or economic circumstances.

Update: attached problematic code.

Just curious, what is the main reason for Quantopian to stick to Python 2 today (or rather there is no motivation to move to Python 3)?