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Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen  

Hi,

Not something very important, but I am curious, and as I can't easily find an answer, I ask the community.

Is there someone who knows the exact meaning of these numbers in Strategy tester Journal tab, at the end of a test :

2014.12.18 18:11:43.383    GBPUSD,M1: 1577234 tick events (1578234 bars, 3150743 bar states) processed within 1747 ms (total time 5834 ms)

What's the difference between the 2 ?

honest_knave
Moderator
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honest_knave  

Educated guess:

'processed within' = the time taken to run the EA through the ticks (after 'collecting' and 'using').

'total time' = 'Collecting...' + 'Using...' + 'processed within'

Carl Schreiber
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Carl Schreiber  

Can it be that 1747ms is the netto backtest (1st to last tick) time while 5834 includes the preparation time of e.g. the tickfile creation or/and loading, output of the tester results..?

( What were your results? Could we become jealous? ;)

whroeder1
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whroeder1  
Or perhaps CPU time vs Clock time.
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