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Setting up an Alpha Stream

I'm trying to build a "Hello, World" Alpha Stream, just so I can see how it works. I'm getting an error saying "Sorry, this backtest does not use the algorithm framework."

What do I need to do to a project to make it eligible to submit as an alpha stream? I don't see a way to create a "New Alpha Streams project" or anything like that in the IDE.

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Here are some recently committed examples which show how to extend QCAlgorithmFramework and add the requisite framework models:

Basic template framework algorithm in c#

Basic template framework algorithm in python

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Exactly what I needed, thanks so much! Is this all documented somewhere? I figured something like this must exist, but when I go to the Alpha Streams section, can't find documentation like this anywhere.

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Glad you're interested Jeremy! We haven't put in documentation yet but we're getting there. We haven't announced it widely to community yet but will put docs in place this week then email community. 

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C# also has a coarse example in the Github. You can also explore the Framework source(linked below) to see how each part of the model is expendable in c# and get more of a feel for the new system as it rolls out:

https://github.com/QuantConnect/Lean/tree/master/Algorithm.Framework
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Derek Tishler I am a bit new, but when it says "Sorry, this backtest does not use the algorithm framework.", how do you add the algorithm framework to your currently exciting algorithm?

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Please use the "Support" tab on the left side inside the Algorithm Lab and send it to the support with the error message.

Or write the staff: support@quantconnect.com

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Hi Andrew,

You should follow the alpha framework to develop your alpha algorithm. Please check this simple example with the default module to get started

https://github.com/QuantConnect/Lean/blob/master/Algorithm.Python/BasicTemplateFrameworkAlgorithm.py

You could create your own custom modules.

https://github.com/QuantConnect/Lean/tree/master/Algorithm.Framework
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