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Is it possible to define our own functions in python within our algo class?

i'm trying to define this:

 

def GetCurrentTrend(self, ticker = "SPY", span = 30, resolution = Resolution.Daily, noisy = False):

but when i call it produces this error in the backtest at the line where it is called:

OnData: name 'GetCurrentTrend' is not defined

i've seen user-defined functions work if they're scheduled, but can you all confirm whether it's possible to call a user-defined function from within another function? thx

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ahh gotta do self.CustomFunction() nm all good

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=) Thanks for sharing the solution back for the community.

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