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extending data feed ==> list index out of range issue

  • Hi, I am new to backtrader, and I have a minute-based OHLCV dataset for BTC price, but with an extra 'Forecast' column. I read the extending data feeds post and made my own datafeed class as shown below:

    class datafeed(GenericCSVData):
        lines = ('Forecast',)  # add a 'Forecast' line to the inherited ones from the base class
        params = (
            ('nullvalue', float('NaN')),
            ('dtformat', '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S'),
            ('tmformat', '%H:%M:%S'),
            ('datetime', 1),
            ('open', 2),
            ('high', 3),
            ('low', 4),
            ('close', 5),
            ('volume', 6),
            ('Forecast', 11) # 11th col

    and I am trying to compare the open price and forecast price as a signal

        def __init__(self):
            # To control operation entries
            self.orderid = None
            # Create a CrossOver Signal from close an moving average
            self.signal = -

    But I have the error:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "D:/", line 228, in <module>
      File "D:/", line 159, in runstrategy
      File "C:\Users\anaconda3\lib\site-packages\backtrader\", line 1127, in run
        runstrat = self.runstrategies(iterstrat)
      File "C:\Users\anaconda3\lib\site-packages\backtrader\", line 1212, in runstrategies
      File "C:\Users\anaconda3\lib\site-packages\backtrader\", line 688, in preload
        while self.load():
      File "C:\Users\anaconda3\lib\site-packages\backtrader\", line 479, in load
        _loadret = self._load()
      File "C:\Users\anaconda3\lib\site-packages\backtrader\", line 710, in _load
        return self._loadline(linetokens)
      File "C:\Users\anaconda3\lib\site-packages\backtrader\feeds\", line 148, in _loadline
        csvfield = linetokens[csvidx]
    IndexError: list index out of range
    Process finished with exit code 1

    I am not so sure what is wrong with my datafeed, or it is the error from the signal, can someone help?

  • Could you please share at least a part of the csv file ?

  • I have the same problem,My solution is to get more columns out。

  • thank you all for the response, I solve the problem by following the documentation, just make sure you count the column number correctly (start from 0) and follow the extending data section in doc

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