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This page explains how to plot prices, indicator, profits.


Plotting scripts use Plotly library. Install/upgrade it with:

pip install --upgrade plotly

At least version 2.3.0 is required.

Plot price and indicators

Usage for the price plotter:

script/ [-h] [-p pairs] [--live]


python scripts/ -p BTC/ETH

The -p pairs argument, can be used to specify pairs you would like to plot.

Advanced use

To plot multiple pairs, separate them with a comma:

python scripts/ -p BTC/ETH,XRP/ETH

To plot the current live price use the --live flag:

python scripts/ -p BTC/ETH --live

To plot a timerange (to zoom in):

python scripts/ -p BTC/ETH --timerange=100-200
Timerange doesn't work with live data.

To plot trades stored in a database use --db-url argument:

python scripts/ --db-url sqlite:///tradesv3.dry_run.sqlite -p BTC/ETH

To plot a test strategy the strategy should have first be backtested. The results may then be plotted with the -s argument:

python scripts/ -s Strategy_Name -p BTC/ETH --datadir user_data/data/<exchange_name>/

Plot profit

The profit plotter show a picture with three plots: 1) Average closing price for all pairs 2) The summarized profit made by backtesting. Note that this is not the real-world profit, but more of an estimate. 3) Each pair individually profit

The first graph is good to get a grip of how the overall market progresses.

The second graph will show how you algorithm works or doesnt. Perhaps you want an algorithm that steadily makes small profits, or one that acts less seldom, but makes big swings.

The third graph can be useful to spot outliers, events in pairs that makes profit spikes.

Usage for the profit plotter:

script/ [-h] [-p pair] [--datadir directory] [--ticker_interval num]

The -p pair argument, can be used to plot a single pair


python3 scripts/ --datadir ../freqtrade/freqtrade/tests/testdata-20171221/ -p LTC/BTC