The Equity Detail Report
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For each graph in the equity grid, you can click and display the performance details, as shown below.

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Clicking a cell in the equity grid displays the detail information below.

On the bottom left, you can see the equity curve in detail. Beneath the primary curve you will see the equity curves for both parents of the individual. Generation 1 individuals do not have parents, so the parent graphs will be blank for those individuals. The split bars above and to the right of the equity curves enable you to control the size of the graphs. When there is enough room, the parent graphs will display below the primary one. If you cannot see them, adjust the split bars.

Right-clicking and selecting Copy copies a graph to the clipboard. This action copies both the picture and the data; if you paste into a paint program, it pastes a picture. If you paste into Excel, it pastes the data so that you can analyze it or redraw it using Excel graphing capabilities.


You can control the resolution of these equity graphs. For more information on this topic, click here.

On the right is the performance detail report. This report contains all of the important performance numbers from each test, as well as lineage and other optimization information, as shown below.

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The performance report contains all of the key figures you need to evaluate an individual's performance.

The first column, Performance, contains a list of variables sent from TradeStation during the optimization. For your reference, the title for this column displays the run, generation and individual numbers to identify the information displayed. Negative values in the body of the report appear in red. You can add as many more of these values as you like, by performing your own calculations in EasyLanguage and sending the result to Optimax. For more information on how to do this, see Enhancing the Epilog.

The second column, Lineage, informs you of the parents of this individual, and any gene modifications that Optimax performed during mating. If one of the parents was a genetic complement, the parent number will be preceded by a tilde (~.) The Embryonic Transform field identifies the changeling method used, if any, during the clone prevention phase of mating. The Crossover Count and Mutation Count fields tell you how many crossover operations and mutations were performed.

The Inputs column displays the input values that form the individual's makeup. The From Mother/From Father columns display the inputs of the mother and father, with the mother's values displayed in green and the father's in blue. The color of each child's input matches the color of either the mother or father, depending upon which one is the donating parent. This makes it easy for you to see where the input value came from. If both the mother and father values are equal for a given input, the color of the child's input value will be black. If the value did not come from either the mother or father, then it is the result of a mutation, and is displayed in red.

You can highlight and press CTRL+C to copy cells, or right-click and use the context menu to copy the entire performance report to the clipboard. You can then paste it into a spreadsheet.