Now's the part where I brag about my massive data collection in spreadsheet form, which in addition to the fact that my computer is approaching 7 years of age, is what I expect is making the program run so slow. Its now 5% done. I'm compiling data on stock prices (ETFs), finally loading the data into the spreadsheet, now that I've made all the formulas to auto-retrieve data from the past (or future). Then I plan to feed further-refined variables into my neural network Excel add-in to see if some ETF technical events/situations are more likely to produce future gains in price than others.
There's a lot of things to take into consideration, and I suspect that I will have minimal results at first, but perhaps I can at least learn which variables are more important in predicting an outcome, and then feed more of that data into the network. As it stands I only have about 1600 lines of data; I'd like to have at least 10,000 lines. It must be all the formulas that's making Excel run slow, it will be fun to de-format them once I have all the initial data compiled. Now its 40% done. I need a new box. Here's a random picture from My Pictures: