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powermob
19 posts
msg #38145
Ignore powermob
9/22/2005 9:01:55 PM

I am trying to search for the low and high of a custom variable over a 20 day time frame. The following command doesn't produce results but times out.

set{loindic,smoothindic2 20 day low}
set{hiindic,smoothindic2 20 day high}
set{calcrange,hiindic-loindic}

I also tried to use the following finishing line but the answer doesn't correspond with the answers shown for hiindic and loindic.

set{calcrange,smoothindic2 20 day high - smoothindic2 20 day low}

I am new and just can't seem to find the right syntax. Help!


TheRumpledOne
6,358 posts
msg #38146
Ignore TheRumpledOne
9/22/2005 10:02:11 PM

What is smoothindic2?


MikeB60046
43 posts
msg #38149
Ignore MikeB60046
9/23/2005 5:57:24 AM

Try this

set{lo,low rsi(14) 5 day low}

insert your own indicator and time frame


powermob
19 posts
msg #38151
Ignore powermob
9/23/2005 10:37:27 AM

Thanks guys,

smoothindic2 is a custom variable. I assume there is some syntax similar to the CMA for a custom average for finding low and high of a custom variable.

I tried to use:

set{loindic,low smoothindic2 20 day low}

and did the same thing with hiindic to set the range but the calcrange still gives a different value than hiindic - loindic show.

Any other advice?




nikoschopen
2,824 posts
msg #38153
Ignore nikoschopen
9/23/2005 2:19:38 PM

In order to use a set{} command, you need to define each syntax within the set (set{variable,measure [+-*/] measure})

e.g., set{myset, rsi(14),1}
price crossed above myset

Likewise in order to utilize "smoothindic2", you need to first define it. For example,

Fetcher[
set{smoothindic2, close} /*defined as "close"*/
set{loindic,smoothindic2 20 day low}
set{hiindic,smoothindic2 20 day high}
set{calcrange,hiindic-loindic}
set{ratio,calcrange / loindic}
set{percent, ratio * 100}
percent is above 5
]




powermob
19 posts
msg #38159
Ignore powermob
9/23/2005 6:37:33 PM

Thanks for your help. I previously defined smoothindic2 with set statements and I believe it may be just a case of having too many nested set statements that causes the issue. I just thought it might be a syntax issue caused by SF reading low as a universal variable that was always identified by SF as low price and the same for high. But, if no one else has had issues with using low and high over a time frame applied to variable names, then I would guess I'll just have to rework my set definitions and see if I can get rid of some nesting.


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