Much of the usefulness of RealTest comes from reviewing test results, getting new ideas from this review, modifying the strategy definition, and repeating this process.
After a test is run, a new row is added to a results window showing the summary stats from the test and providing a gateway to every available detail behind those stats.
Results analysis begins with simply looking at the columns in the results window.
The first three columns are always the test number, test notes (specified either in the Settings Panel or the script), and date range (ditto).
After that come all the user-defined columns as described below.
Finally, if there were Parameter values in any test shown, those are displayed as the rightmost columns, as shown above.
By default, the results column contents are defined in the script file RESULTS.RTS located in the same directory as the RealTest program:
This default script includes a number of commented-out column definitions. Feel free to uncomment if you'd like to add them to your stats display.
To change the order of the columns in the window, simply rearrange the lines of this script and the re-apply it.
See Results Section for more details on results window customization.
At any time, there can only be one set of results column definitions, which remain active until they are replaced.
Whenever a script is run, if it contains a "Results" section, this becomes the active set of columns for all open results windows.
If the script has no Results section, then the default RESULTS.RTS will be used instead. (This same mechanism applies to Graphs, Charts and Trades customization as well.)
The summary stats displayed in the results window are always the combined results for all the strategies within the script that was run.
To view the per-strategy summary statistics, select a results row and then view the Summary Report.
The Results Menu, accessible by right-clicking in a Results Window or via the menu bar, provides access to all of the features of this window type, including some not mentioned above.