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Learning Python vs a specific platform lang like EasyLang or Amibroker AFL?

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Learning Python vs a specific platform lang like EasyLang or Amibroker AFL?

Hey guys, I'm a busy man with no programming knowledge and I'm trying to decide if I should learn Python for backtesting and coding algos versus a platform specific language like Amibroker's AFL for their fast backtesting or Multicharts' Easylanguage.

I wanted to ask the python users here how fast is backtesting in python say compared to Amibroker or Multicharts, and if the learning curve it worth it. My half formed opinion is that learning python would serve me well in other things like machine learning or coding algos and as a nice skill to have outside of trading in other aspects of my career. How hard is getting an detailed intraday multiyear backtest and some monte carlo simulations going in python as compared to the ready made functions in Amibroker?

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