• Bert22

    Thanks for all the help!

    I am starting to question if starting this project from an iPad is a good idea as it seems like there are quite a few roadblock on top of a huge one: starting from scratch 🤔

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  • Bert22

    @ccc got it thanks for the alternative app tip!

    The exact description from the python backtest package was:

    • Built on top of cutting-edge ecosystem libraries (i.e. Pandas, NumPy, Bokeh) for maximum usability.*

    Hence I wanted to find out more about Pandas! Hopefully the others (NumPy and Bokeh) won’t cause any problems!

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  • Bert22

    Hi ccc, thanks for getting back to me and great book tip, I will definitely have a look at it! In my specific case, on an iPad, I don’t know if automation is an objective but at work, in an excel spreadsheet, definitely!

    One quick question though, the link I shared of the PIP backtesting module says in its description that it relies on Panda and I remember reading that Panda was not supported on Pythonista. Any idea if it will work at all?


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  • Bert22

    Hello everyone,

    I hope that you all are having a merry Christmas!

    I am looking for some guidance to figure out if pythonista with an iPad can achieve my objectives. I am considering buying an iPad for its mobility, ease of use, privacy and battery life. I also want to learn coding and I know that the best way to learn something is by having a project of your own. I am passionate about investing and I would like to use code to build investment strategies and backtest them. If I were to do it in excel it would be: download price history of various assets, calculate the return for each of them then change my portfolio allocation over time to these assets based on various metrics (it could be external macro data or it could be metrics calculated on the returns themselves like which asset outperformed the most in the last 6 months for example).

    So far do you believe such calculations could be done? I believe code could help me for example try to rebalance every last working day of the month, or on before last one...etc until you try all day and you don’t find a strategy that just got “lucky”.

    A very quick googling from my iPhone lead me to this result: https://pypi.org/project/Backtesting/

    Would this be usable from an iPad? I am sorry if I may sound lost, but I am planning on starting from scratch with zero coding experience besides knowing the English language and advanced excel (sadly no VBA).

    Thank you all for your help, I truly hope this could work. The iPad is a great device and I would like to take 100% advantage of it.


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