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Backtesting is a term used in modeling to refer to testing a predictive model on historical data. Backtesting is a type of retrodiction, and a special type of cross-validation applied to previous time period(s). Backtesting is a term used in oceanography, meteorology and the financial industry to refer to testing a predictive model using existing historic data. Backtesting is a kind of retrodiction, and a special type of cross-validation applied to time series data. ...In oceanography and meteorology, backtesting is also known as hindcasting: a hindcast is a way of testing a mathematical model; researchers enter known or closely estimated inputs for past events into the model to see how well the output matches the known results. Hindcasting usually refers to a numerical-model integration of a historical period where no observations have been assimilated. This distinguishes a hindcast run from a reanalysis. Backtesting | Wikipedia

Retrodiction (also known as postdiction—although this should not be confused with the use of the term in criticisms of parapsychological research) is the act of making a "prediction" about the past. Retrodiction | Wikipedia


Backtesting
Backtesting This video is part of the Udacity course "Machine Learning for Trading". Watch the full course at https://www.udacity.com/course/ud501

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http://www.theaudiopedia.com What is BACKTESTING? What does BACKTESTING mean? BACKTESTING meaning - BACKTESTING pronunciation - BACKTESTING definition - BACKTESTING explanation - How to pronounce BACKTESTING? Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. Backtesting is a term used in oceanography, meteorology and the financial industry to refer to testing a predictive model using existing historic data. Backtesting is a kind of retrodiction, and a special type of cross-validation applied to time series data. ...In oceanography and meteorology, backtesting is also known as hindcasting: a hindcast is a way of testing a mathematical model; known or closely estimated inputs for past events are entered into the model to see how well the output matches the known results.

What is Backtesting?
Equities Lab What is backtesting? A backtest is simply the easiest way to verify how well your investment strategy has performed over the past X number of years. It doesn't indicate future performance, but it is a wonderful starting place when finding new companies to invest in. Website: http://equitieslab.com

Backtesting 101
codebliss In this tutorial, we will backtest a simple moving average trading strategy