Last updated: 11 February 2022

Q: What are scripts, signals, and resources?

A: A script is any code created using EQL (Equeum Query Language).
A signal is a time series, and is the key element in building price trend predictions. Signals can be built using scripts or sourced from external data, and may incorporate other signals.
Resources are a general term for any script, signal, or external data source.

Q: What is a forecast?

A: Equeum uses Forecast to show the trends of crypto assets. A trendline heading up forecasts a rising price; and a lower price when heading down.

Q: Why do all forecasts look the same?

A: When you select the Forecast for a crypto asset, two charts are displayed: the top chart shows the [closing] price; the bottom chart shows the short-term (default) or long-term trendline for that asset. Because of the very high correlation of movement to the large crypto coins e.g., BItcoin Ethereum, forecasts for other assets appear similar. Use the Score icon
for details, including the Trade P&L and asset value.

Q: What is external data ?

A: External data is user-sourced data from outside the platform, made available on-platform via API. For more information see Adding an External Data Source.

Q: Can a shared resource be deleted?

A: Shared resources cannot be deleted. However, if another user has not added your resource to a script, then your resource can be unshared. Once a resource has returned to an unshared status, then it can be deleted.

Q: How often is data updated?

A: Crypto price data is updated once a minute. Frequency will vary for external data sources.

Q: What is a SCORE?

Resources are scored by simulating, in a simplified manner, what would have happened if someone were to use your resource to place trades that are short or long. During the bounty period, resources are scored for a specified period, usually 10 days. Awards are made for the top-performing resource scores, as well as those most used by other developers.