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MF Pro not responding
« on: Thu, 04 January, 2018, 18:08 »
Still new to MF Pro but I have plans to run a month's worth of Greyhound data through Time Machine. It would seem the data is too much as it just freezes - in Task Manager I get "Not Responding".

I have a powerful PC with 16GB RAM, an SSD set aside to hold the database. I don't know why a lot of data would be a problem.

I can break it down into weeks or days but it's going to lead to a lot of time and work on my part collating the data when I was hoping, you know, a computer would do it for me.

Any tips anyone ?


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Re: MF Pro not responding
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 06 January, 2018, 20:39 »
Since I seem to be answering my own queries...

I found MF Pro initially because I was looking for data - when I found data I could purchase that needed an interface, i.e. Time Machine, to analyse I followed up.

It seems that I'm trying to achieve something that Time machine isn't well suited to doing - analysing a month's data in one go.

If anyone else encounters the same problem my advice is it runs ok loading 1 day at a time.

I tried 5 days in one go but it still hangs indefinitely just loading up the markets on start up.

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Re: MF Pro not responding
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 29 May, 2018, 07:49 »
I would like to bump up this topic. 

I am having a big project in mind and I would like to test hundreds of football matches on a regular basis. I think the idea of time machine is absolutely amazing, however, I have an impression that it has been abandoned for quite a long time.

Let me ask this question - how many matches one needs to analyse to say with high confidence that the trigger brings profit? 1000? 10000? less? more? I assume it is a high number and now come all the problems

1) From my observation I can see that matches are probably loaded from a giant file (tm.db) to the memory - note that about 35 football matches take over 1GB of disk space. In comparison, the history files that one can download from the official betfair website take about 5-6GB for the whole month worth of data. Now, if we want to run let's say 500 matches consecutively (not at once, but respecting the actual time difference as matches are played on different days), it is physically impossible to allocate so much data in the memory. It is frustrating that one has to allocate memory for matches that are not triggered but just queued. Therefore, one has to keep loading small amounts of markets manually to test the trigger.

2) There is no market locator like functionality in time machine, so one has to go through all the purchased markets and click each market individually to load it to the program. Meanwhile, the memory is getting full so that the program is getting super slow or not responding, making the whole process an absolute hell. Assuming one can import markets from a text file, is it even possible to download a full list of the purchased markets and parse the markets I am interested in and save as a text file? Or do I have to type in manually every single match in a notepad?

Assuming the problem number 2 can be somehow solved, is it possible to write a trigger that would import matches from a file automatically and delete the ones that are completed?

I hope someone could explain to me how this thing work. I see a great potential here and I hope that my worries are all exaggerated and there is a simple way to make it a powerful and efficient tool.

Thanks in advance