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Program Options Dialog





The Program Options dialog is accessible via the View Menu:



Most of the options that can be specified using this dialog relate to the running of scripts:

Default File Paths

These specify the starting point to use when a script refers to a non-fully-specified (relative) file path.

The Scripts path applies to any non-RTD input file referenced in a script, e.g. Include or TradeList.

The Data path applies to any RTD file reference (whether input or output), i.e. DataFile.

The Output path applies to all non-RTD output files, e.g. SaveScanAs, SaveTradesAs, etc.

Again, all of the above only apply when a partial (relative) path is used in a script. See File Path Specification for additional details.

Please note that whenever you decide to change a default path location, you are responsible for renaming and/or moving the actual folders yourself.

Additionally, the sub-folders Info, Logs, Orders, and Reports are automatically created under your Output folder, for use as the default destination of those specific output types.

Earliest Import Year

Allows "Earliest" to be specified as the StartDate for import. Actual start date will be the oldest bar date found or this date, whichever is more recent. Years earlier than this can still be manually specified. This option simply provides a default start date for the "Earliest" choice.

Load data when RealTest starts

If checked, RealTest will automatically load the most recently used RTD file when it is restarted.

Maximum Threads

Specifies how many threads to create and use when running multi-threaded calculations, such as for the Data Section. RealTest allows up to 16 threads to be used.

Show time it takes...

Shows a message in the Status Bar at the end of every script action (Imports, Scans, Tests) showing how long it took to run.

Log itemized calculation timing

If selected, the duration of each Data Section item calculation is logged whenever calculation occurs. This can be useful to discover which items are causing calculation delays.

Maximum Memory

Specifies a threshold above which RealTest will stop trying to allocate memory and instead will give a warning. Program stability is not guaranteed if you try to use more than 100% of installed RAM, i.e., make excessive use of virtual memory page swapping.

Show Memory Usage

Uses the rightmost field on the Status Bar to show the percentage of installed RAM currently in use by RealTest.

Date Display Format

Specifies how dates are displayed in the user interface, trade lists, etc. Dates in imported data such as CSV bar data or an Imported Trade List can be in any recognizable format. If imported dates are m/d/y or d/m/y, then the corresponding format must be selected here as well.

Results Rows

Provides an option to suppress the confirmation popup when the delete key is used to delete a row from a Results Window.


Lets you change the background color of the Settings Panel and/or Debug Panel.





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