Backtesting Options Trading Strategies

Backtesting a trading strategy is critical in trading. Countless blogs, books, and papers discuss the art of backtesting. Most of these focus on equity and futures markets using off-the-shelf software like Trade Station. There are an equal number of discussions on the trade-off between buying off-the-shelf software and writing your own. What seems to be less discussed is backtesting options trading strategies. There are of course notable exceptions but in large, there's not much.
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