OctoBot is customizable !
You can easily create or add existing tentacles to your OctoBot.
Tentacles are evaluators (using social media, trend analysis, news, ...), strategies (interpretations of evaluator's evaluations), analysis tools (implementation of a bollinger bands in depth analysis, twitter posts reader, ...) and trading modes.
OctoBot is available for free with basic implementations of a lot of different evaluators. The very high modularity in OctoBot's architecture allows it to automatically look for the most advanced version(s) of all the available tentacles and automatically use them in its trading strategies.
Therefore, anyone can implement its own version of any evaluator, strategy, analysis tool and trading modes. It's even possible to use another version provided by someone else !

Tentacle installation

Default tentacles

OctoBot default tentacles are automatically installed when first starting your OctoBot.
You can re-install them anytime using the following command options to your OctoBot binary or python version: tentacles --install --all
It is also possible to install a tentacles package using the web interface Tentacles tab.

Installing tentacles

To install tentacles, OctoBot can either install a tentacle package (zipped bundle of tentacles) or a single tentacle from a local folder.

Tentacle packages

To install a package, use the following options:
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tentacles --install --all --location "path/to/your/package/package_name.zip"
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To create a tentacles package from a local folder:
  1. 1.
    Make sure it follows the OctoBot-Tentacles folders architecture
  2. 2.
    Call OctoBot with the following options:
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tentacles -p "path/to/your/packed/tentacles/pack_name.zip" -d "path/to/your/local/tentacles/folder"
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Once your package is created, you can install it using the command :
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tentacles --install --all --location "path/to/your/packed/tentacles/pack_name.zip"
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You can also make it available from an URL and later install it via (for example) :
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tentacles --install --all --location "https://my.tentacles.com/pack_name"
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Installing a tentacle package will replace any existing source file taht share the same name. It can be used to update sources without changing the version number.

Single tentacles

It is also possible to install a single tentacle from a local folder using the following options:
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tentacles --single-tentacle-install "path/to/your/tentacle/to/install" Evaluator/TA
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Please note that in this command, you also need to provide the type of the tentacle (Evaluator/TA in this example) for OctoBot to know how to handle it.