Topic: Unexpected behaviour in "% Completed" on Validator tab
Please can someone advise on the following.
I load up strategies into the Validator, start the filter process and then switch to the Collection tab. I spend most of the time in the Collection tab clicking (i) save and (ii) empty collection and then repeat until all the strategies from the Validator have been filtered through.
However, around 10% of the time, the Validator stops early - when I switch back to see "% Completed" this can stop on random numbers - 73%, 89%, 94% - which means I then have to redo the entire batch and I end up with duplicates in my library. This means that I end up reloading the duplicates which makes the process longer to identify them and re-filter them again. To counteract this, I have been limiting the number of strategies that I load up through the Validator so that, when I need to start again, I don't have to wait for 30 minutes for the entire batch to run before I can get the last 10-15% of strategies. The size of the files in the Validator have no effect on the early stopping, though - it happens more and more.
Right now, Im stopped on 88% and 2390 strategies have passed the validation. I restart the process again and I start to save once I get to 88%. Once I reach 100%, I see that 2890 strategies have passed - so this is definitely stopping early and for no apparent reason.
Also, I noted that the collection fills up, and once full, does not replace strategies in there with new ones that might supercede the existing ones. So, basically the first 100 strategies that the filter finds, stay in the collection. If a new strategy is found in the background with a better performance, this looks to be discarded so constant attention is needed to click and save, empty trash and click and save. An auto-save function would be extremely useful so that you can build up a library without needing the manual supervision.
Can someone please shed some light on this behaviour?