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There has to be some way to skip empty periods while back testing in replay mode !??

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[2014-03-02 23:38:45]
Auspicatum - Posts: 46
I am trying to replay and backtest "daily" bars...so that the effect is that I only test for less time then I have to wait.... test, then wait, wait , wait, wait,,,,test...wait , wait, wait, wait....

this is horrible ! Any ideas ..please ?
[2014-03-03 00:49:03]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 103470
Update Sierra Chart to the current version and refer to this section here about Automatic Skipping of Periods:
http://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?l=doc/doc_ReplayChart.html#SkippingData

If you still have a problem, what is the replay speed you are using?
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[2014-03-03 22:30:42]
Auspicatum - Posts: 46
I am using a replay speed of 2880.0 down to 240 (mostly on the higher end)...

Let me clarify this... when I am running all charts in chartbook, and skip empty periods, then what kind of wait time should I expect for skipping the weekends on a Forex chart? Is it zero ?

Thanks for your time !
Date Time Of Last Edit: 2014-03-03 22:33:55
[2014-03-04 14:55:07]
vegasfoster - Posts: 444
In my experience it largely depends on the mode, how you have it set up, and the speed of your computer. In standard replay mode it should skip over dead periods. In accurate backtest mode, on an older computer, with the processing step set to 1 second, and many charts loaded, many days loaded, large spreadsheets, etc. it could take a really long time. I recently upgraded from Core2 Duo to I5 and the difference in replay is dramatic. However, if you have an I series processor, then it should not be taking very long unless you are using large spreadsheets, which can bring any processor to its knees.
[2014-03-04 18:25:32]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 103470
A higher speed is more likely to encounter a problem with pauses with replay when you encounter periods of no trading.

We have done some testing, and weekends will be instantly skipped over as long as you are using Standard Replay and you have enabled Skip Empty Periods.

To answer the question, in the newest Sierra Chart versions you could be waiting for about up to a minute when encountering a weekend if the conditions for skipping over the data are not met. The documentation we linked to explains how this works.
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