Is this possible with either MT4 or MT5?
I want to run an EA for 12 months, before each month is ran, specified variables are used to get optimum (highest in optimization) setting, and is used on the upcoming month's trade. And after that month, optimization is again done, and applied to the next month, and so on and so forth.
All in one run of a strategy tester.
Is this possible currently?
Is what I originally described above still not available (feature) in MT4/MT5?
You will find this article useful:
Anyway, optimization is not the holy graal. Best values are not the highest, which lead to curve fitting.
That gave me an idea. Thanks!
For backtest, I generate all optimization output files (e.g. monthly optimization), first, most likely by a separate robot. Then I run the strategy tester (the main robot), referring to optimization files before each period.
<Flexing fingers, preparing to code>
I agree that even with such automated optimization, robots can still stink. However, it wouldnt hurt to try. I have time to code it. It is fun to see and prove things right or wrong.