Tester and simple_csv2fxt: how to use correctly?

Alex
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Alex  

Hello,

I want to test an EA in tester with my own tick data. What I did:

I recorded ~3.2M EURUSD ticks the last months. I ran simple_csv2fxt script with this tick data and it created a EURUSD1_0.fxt file and a EURUSD1.hst file. The script tells me that it added 1.7M ticks and finalized 54000 bars.

- Why 1.7M ticks? The file consists of 3.2M ticks. Is it because of a lot of ticks occur in the same second?

My tick data:

...
2013.03.01 00:00:08;1.30558
2013.03.01 00:00:13;1.30556
2013.03.01 00:00:13;1.30544
2013.03.01 00:00:13;1.30555
2013.03.01 00:00:14;1.30555
2013.03.01 00:00:15;1.30553
...


I copied the both files to C:\MetaTrader4\tester\history\. Then I choose EURUSD and my EA in tester, choose "every tick" and period M1 and ran the test.

- How can I be sure, that tester uses my own ticks / .fxt file?

- Is there a documentation or a tutorial how to use tester with custom tick data?



Thanks a  lot,

Alex

Simon Gniadkowski
17400
Simon Gniadkowski  
alex99999:

Hello,

I want to test an EA in tester with my own tick data. What I did:

I recorded ~3.2M EURUSD ticks the last months. I ran simple_csv2fxt script with this tick data and it created a EURUSD1_0.fxt file and a EURUSD1.hst file. The script tells me that it added 1.7M ticks and finalized 54000 bars.

- Why 1.7M ticks? The file consists of 3.2M ticks. Is it because of a lot of ticks occur in the same second?

My tick data:


I copied the both files to C:\MetaTrader4\tester\history\. Then I choose EURUSD and my EA in tester, choose "every tick" and period M1 and ran the test.

- How can I be sure, that tester uses my own ticks / .fxt file?

It will not.  You need 3rd party software that will make MT4 use your fxt file.  Search for tick data mt4 with Google and you should find it.