Generating archive files from backtest data
Archive files can be used to compress and back up all files associated with a full multi-stage walk forward analysis backtest.
Archive files are used to compress all data associated to a single multi-stage walk forward analysis backtest (including results, metrics, settings and log files), for the following reasons:
To meet your own personal backup and archiving requirements
To send diagnostic data to Trade Like A Machine Support Team to help with the resolution of an issue or problem
Archive files are created using the industry standard zip file format. They can be created in any of the following ways:
Method #1 - Creating an archive file for a completed backtest
An archive file can easily be generated for any completed backtest as follows:
1. Go to the ‘WFO Results | Previous Runs’ screen as shown below. Select the relevant test from the list and click on ‘Package Test’
2. You will now be asked to supply a path and file name where you wish to save the archive file. (Note that the file format is a zip and so you are free to open and view all files within it).
3. Next, a compressed zip file will be produced containing all results, metrics, settings and log files for the chosen test. If you are generating the arcive file to assist Trade Like A Machine with a support issue, upload this zip file to us from our 'Contact Page'.Contact Page
Method #2 - Creating an archive file for an incomplete backtest
Note that if a backtest fails with an error for any reason, you will be asked at that time if you wish to package the relevant files that have been created up until that point. To help our Support Team identify the cause and provide a resolution, please upload this zip file to us from our 'Contact Page' or from the 'Help and Support' screen in the Walk Forward Pro application.
However it is also possible to package an incomplete back test after this time. Simply return to the 'WFO Results | Previous Runs' screen and first select the 'Show Incomplete Tests' as shown below.
Then select the required incomplete test from the list and click 'Package Test' as before.
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