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michelino
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michelino 2013.08.16 14:21 

hello,

I'd like to run many test with different parameters and/or on different pairs automatically.

for example I'd like to test my EA on EURUSD2012 and CADCHF2011 wihtout having to manually restart backtest at the end of the first run, in this way I could let my laptop work overnight and collect results the morning after.

someone knows a script or some other way to do it?

thanks 

Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.08.16 15:06  
michelino:

hello,

I'd like to run many test with different parameters and/or on different pairs automatically.

for example I'd like to test my EA on EURUSD2012 and CADCHF2011 wihtout having to manually restart backtest at the end of the first run, in this way I could let my laptop work overnight and collect results the morning after.

someone knows a script or some other way to do it?

thanks 

You can do this with MT4,  there are config and ini files to allow you to do it . . .  it's all documented in the Help,  have you looked in the MT5 help for command line options ?
michelino
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michelino 2013.08.16 15:53  
RaptorUK:
You can do this with MT4,  there are config and ini files to allow you to do it . . .  it's all documented in the Help,  have you looked in the MT5 help for command line options ?

hi,

I've found somthing about here

http://www.pssforex.com/index.php/support/mt5_support/configuration_file

btw is not clear wheteher I can run sequentially myEA on different pairs

p.s. I use MT5  

thanks 

PSS FOREX | MT5 Support | User Guide | FAQs
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A client terminal can be started with a custom set of parameters. To do it, create a custom file of settings on the basis of the original common.ini file. To start the terminal with this file of settings, execute the following command in the command line: Custom configuration files are used in the "read only" mode during the work of the...
Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.08.16 17:00  
michelino:

hi,

I've found somthing about here

http://www.pssforex.com/index.php/support/mt5_support/configuration_file

btw is not clear wheteher I can run sequentially myEA on different pairs

p.s. I use MT5  

Why not look in the MT5 Help ?  it's all in there . . . 
Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen 2013.08.16 17:37  
michelino:

hi,

I've found somthing about here

http://www.pssforex.com/index.php/support/mt5_support/configuration_file

btw is not clear wheteher I can run sequentially myEA on different pairs

p.s. I use MT5  

thanks 

See the documentation. This topic would probably help you.
Tonny Obare
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Tonny Obare 2013.08.16 18:34  
Personally i use multiple VPSes for that so that if one hangs it doesnt affect the others but if you wish to do it on the same computer with less hassle you could install multiple instances of mt.
michelino
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michelino 2013.08.16 19:15  
angevoyageur:
See the documentation. This topic would probably help you.

so if I want to run a series of optimizations I should set up one file.ini for each optimization run?

and then find a way to call these files in sequence ? 

path_to_terminal\terminal.exe /config:c:\myconfiguration_1.ini 

path_to_terminal\terminal.exe /config:c:\myconfiguration_2.ini 

...

is that right? 

Alain Verleyen
Moderator
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Alain Verleyen 2013.08.16 19:43  
michelino:

so if I want to run a series of optimizations I should set up one file.ini for each optimization run?

and then find a way to call these files in sequence ? 

path_to_terminal\terminal.exe /config:c:\myconfiguration_1.ini 

path_to_terminal\terminal.exe /config:c:\myconfiguration_2.ini 

...

is that right? 

Yes. You only have to put these commands in a text file with a .bat extension ( batch file).
michelino
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michelino 2013.08.17 21:22  
angevoyageur:
Yes. You only have to put these commands in a text file with a .bat extension ( batch file).

great. I'm going to try

thanks 

michelino
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michelino 2013.08.18 18:57  
I'm sorry, I'm not able to find any guide or example of .set file for EA tester input parameters do you guys have any example or manual for it?
Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.08.18 21:48  
michelino:
I'm sorry, I'm not able to find any guide or example of .set file for EA tester input parameters do you guys have any example or manual for it?
RaptorUK:
Why not look in the MT5 Help ?  it's all in there . . . 

The MT5 Help that comes as part of MT5 tells you all you need to know, have you looked at it ?  have you pressed F1 while in MT5 ?

 

Input parameters from a file specified in ExpertParameters are used for testing/optimization of an Expert Advisor.

·If that setting is absent, parameters from an EA_name.set file located in the terminal_folder/tester/ directory are used for testing/optimization of an Expert Advisor. In such a file the last specified set of input parameters of an Expert Advisor is stored.

·If there is no such file, then the default parameters specified in the code of the Expert Advisor will be used for testing. Optimization will be impossible.

·In order to create or change a set of parameters, you should select an Expert Advisor at the "Settings" tab of the strategy tester and specify necessary input parameters and ranges of their variation at the corresponding tab. 

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