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Environment setup

When starting a new notebook, begin by setting up your environment. Remember to import all of the relevant SigTech and third party libraries.
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Code snippets

Save time when setting up your notebook and building recurring strategies by using our pre-built code snippets.
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Example notebooks

SigTech’s example notebooks are a great way to learn the platform but beware, any changes you make to the notebooks will be lost when updates occur. Move example notebooks into your workspace to edit them.
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Python shortcuts: API reference

When programming within Research, retrieve the documentation associated with an object by adding a ? to its name and running the cell.
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Python shortcuts: documentation & source code

When programming within Research, retrieve the documentation and source code associated with an object by adding ?? to its name and running the cell.
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Python shortcuts: object methods

When programming within Research, retrieve a list of all methods associated with an object by adding . to its name and pressing the tab key.
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Data

Navigate through our available data to find visualisations of financial instruments, and the code necessary to incorporate them into your strategies.
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Calendars & timezones

The SigTech framework defaults to London time. This can be altered when initialising your environment.
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Transaction costs

Do you want to consider transaction costs when running a strategy? Set the IGNORE_T_COSTS parameter to False.
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Missing data points

Do you want to replace missing data points with the previous available value? Set the HISTORY_DATA_FILL_MISSING parameter to True.
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History start date

Do you want to fix a date before which no instrument history will be returned? Set the HISTORY_START_DATE parameter to True.
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Specify data provider

Do you only want to see time series data from a specific provider? Set the RESTRICT_TO_CUSTOM_PROVIDER parameter to True.
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Environment configuration

Don’t forget to configure your environment with the sig.init() command.
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Environment destruction

To destroy your configured environment and clear the cache, use the sig.de_init() command.
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