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Automated Trading Championship 2011: Automatic Tests of Expert Advisors Have Started

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MetaQuotes Software Corp.
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MetaQuotes Software Corp.  

At the moment 1380 people have applied to participate in the Automated Trading Championship 2011 and each of them must submit his/her own unique trading system realized in an Expert Advisor on MQL5. Championship rules impose limitations and requirements for submitted files to ensure that all the participants are in equal conditions. Non-compliance with the conditions will not let a participant take part in the Automated Trading Championship.

Automatic tests are designed to detect the following bugs at the preliminary stage:

  • trading errors - non-processing of the results of executed trading requests;
  • loss-making strategy - knowingly loss-making strategies will not be accepted for the Championship;
  • processor resources excessive consumption - faulty code creates excessive load not only on the "guilty" Expert Advisor terminal but also interferes with the work of the rest of the Expert Advisors launched on the same computer;
  • generation of a huge amount of entries in the Experts log - all messages of an Expert Advisor are not only displayed in the appropriate terminal log but are also transferred to a participant Profile at the Championship website.



Automatic tests are launched several times a day. All Expert Advisors that were added or modified since the last launch undergo this procedure. So, if you have changed your files in a participant's Profile, you do not need to write to Championship moderators asking to check them once more. Just wait for the next test of your Expert Advisor.

A new message containing a brief summary is added to a participant's Profile after each passing of the automatic test. Full html-report is attached to the "Files" section.

You can read the full text of the article on the Championship site - Automatic Tests of Expert Advisors Have Started.

The Automated Trading Championship 2011 is sponsored by MIG Bank, Go Markets Pty Ltd and Vantage FX. The media sponsor is Forex-TSD.

Andriy Moraru
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Andriy Moraru  
Do I understand it correctly that all the EAs will still have to pass the final back-testing (from 2011-01-01 till 2011-09-01), so, if the the EA passes the test now, it won't mean that it will be allowed to the championship?
Stephen Njuki
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Stephen Njuki  
What do trade operations mean? My EA according to the testing report made 11 trades in compliance with rule III 7 of the ATC rules however the ATC testers are saying their were no trade operations... and this is an error. So what are these trade operations?
Documentation on MQL5: Standard Constants, Enumerations and Structures / Trade Constants / Trade Operation Types
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Standard Constants, Enumerations and Structures / Trade Constants / Trade Operation Types - Documentation on MQL5
Slava
Moderator
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Slava  

There was problem with reports. Problem fixed.

Please wait and don't worry 

Stephen Njuki
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Stephen Njuki  
stringo:

There was problem with reports. Problem fixed.

Please wait and don't worry 

Okay, thanks
Andriy Moraru
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Andriy Moraru  
Why are the tests so slow? It keeps saying that the test lasts more than 20 minutes, but it usually takes less than 5 minutes on my PC (which isn't anything too fast). Can it at least tell us how long exactly does the test last now?
Mo ML Li
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Mo ML Li  

I have the same issue with enivid. it keeps saying that the test lasts more than 20 minutes.

But actually when i did the test it only took less than 2 minutes.


Suresh Kaulagi
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Suresh Kaulagi  

where can i find .exe file for my advisor? there are 2 files in the folder C:\Program Files\MetaTrader 5\MQL5\Experts. one is metaquotes language file and second is metaquotes terminal program with the name of ea. but i can not see file extension, i.e., whether .mq5 or .exe.

i want to send .exe file. if i open metaquotes language file, it opens source code. if i open metaquotes terminal program, it opens terminal directly. where is this .exe file located?

please advise so that i can upload file.

Documentation on MQL5: Standard Constants, Enumerations and Structures / Environment State / Client Terminal Properties
  • www.mql5.com
Standard Constants, Enumerations and Structures / Environment State / Client Terminal Properties - Documentation on MQL5
Jimmy
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Jimmy  

askrsk:

where can i find .exe file for my advisor? there are 2 files in the folder C:\Program Files\MetaTrader 5\MQL5\Experts. one is metaquotes language file and second is metaquotes terminal program with the name of ea. but i can not see file extension, i.e., whether .mq5 or .exe.

i want to send .exe file. if i open metaquotes language file, it opens source code. if i open metaquotes terminal program, it opens terminal directly. where is this .exe file located?

please advise so that i can upload file.

The program file you're looking for has .ex5 as the extension and not .exe.
Suresh Kaulagi
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Suresh Kaulagi  

my EA shows no errors on my strategy tester. however, it showed many errors by ATC testers and too small profit. i have used standard indicators and standard include files. it shows profit in excess of 300,000 with 125 trades and 509 deals. I thought I made a champion!!! balance drawdawn relative 21.08%, which i think is decent.

how can i fix it? can i send .ex5 file and report to any of the organizers for verification?

Please advice.

MAny thanks in advance,

Suresh


dementiasimplex
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dementiasimplex  

Dear stringo,

despite of "invalid stop errors" my second EA upload had been accepted after modarators check,

but my last upload with updated parameters was only automated checked without moderators check after registration period has ended :

Now my advisor hasn't been started in the champoinship and I am very desperated!

Could You please handcheck it or give me the opportunity to upload an errorfree version of my EA that I can participate in the champoinship?

Please, help!

Many thanks in advance!

Sincerly Yours

dementiasimplex

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