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How is the algorithm in StrategyQuant different from genetic optimization of parameters?

Author: Mark Fric

May 5th, 2015

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These are two very different things. MetaTrader or other trading platforms allows you to optimize only the input parameters of the strategy, and they use genetic algorithm in the process.

StrategyQuant, on the other hand, can CREATE the new strategies from scratch using genetic programming and evolution.

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