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jfue611-wlzz973kg-wqu558v
20 posts
msg #83330
Ignore jfue611-wlzz973kg-wqu558v
11/21/2009 8:02:14 PM

Hello,
Has anyone been able to write a count function that counts if 2 criteria are filled?

I have searched and cannot find any references as to how to do this.
I know that it was a limitation but I would like to know if anyone can get around it.

Any suggestions or examples would be much appreciated.

Thanks
Mike

chetron
2,817 posts
msg #83331
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modified
11/21/2009 8:22:49 PM

no and function here.

do 2 and then multiply, countless examples in forum

hth


Kevin_in_GA
4,553 posts
msg #83332
Ignore Kevin_in_GA
11/21/2009 10:06:26 PM

There are a lot of different ways to do this. Lots of examples here, you just need to dig a bit.

This is how I do it:

You are looking for two conditions to be met in order to signal a trade. Let's say it is the price closing above a certain limit, AND an indicator also reaching or crossing a threshold (either the same day or in the recent past). Here is where you use the count function in setting a new variable (so you also use the set function as well to achieve this).

set{criterion1, count(RSI(2) crossed 20 from below,1)}

this line says "if the RSI(2) crossed above my threshold of 20, then this variable will have a value of 1. Otherwise it has a value of zero."

set{criterion2, count(close is above close 1 day ago,1)}

this line says "if my second criterion also occurs today, it is assigned a value of 1 as well. Otherwise, it is assigned a value of 0."

set{aggregate, criterion1 + criterion2}
set{trigger, count(aggregate >1.9,1)}


this last line says "if both of these criteria are met today, then the variable called aggregate will have a value of 2. Otherwise it will have a value of 1 or 0.

Only if it has a value of 2 will the variable called trigger have a value of 1. Otherwise it will have a value of 0."

THAT'S HOW YOU INCORPORATE AN "AND" FUNCTION INTO SF CODE.

I'll leave it up to you to figure out OR and NOR - its pretty obvious.

Chet likes to use multiplication instead of addition, but it's clear that the key is to use user-defined variables and the count function.

Kevin



chetron
2,817 posts
msg #83333
Ignore chetron
11/21/2009 10:30:09 PM

FYI, KEV, USING MULTIPLICATION IS CONSIDERED AN AND FUNCTION, ADDITION ON THE OTHER HAND IS CONSIDERED AN OR FUNCTION.


HTH

Kevin_in_GA
4,553 posts
msg #83337
Ignore Kevin_in_GA
11/22/2009 10:56:25 AM

I see that if one uses multiplication and one of the conditions is 0, the result is zero. Very clean. But requiring the sum to exceed a threshold does acomplish the same goal.

mktmole
325 posts
msg #83367
Ignore mktmole
11/23/2009 10:00:34 AM

Mike.. you might find this golden-oldie from 2003 helpful,

http://forums.stockfetcher.com/sfforums/?q=view&tid=28017&start=0&isiframe=

mm

sync
15 posts
msg #83370
Ignore sync
11/23/2009 11:23:25 AM

I created a filter that has multiple conditions for both long and short. By adding I was unable to come up with a way to determine if I had either a long or a short signal. But now I can see how to make it work by multiplying to get the long and short signals.

jfue611-wlzz973kg-wqu558v
20 posts
msg #83462
Ignore jfue611-wlzz973kg-wqu558v
11/25/2009 10:40:40 AM

Thank you very much. Very helpful and answers the question.
Mike

chetron
2,817 posts
msg #83463
Ignore chetron
11/25/2009 10:44:48 AM

YOU ARE VERY WELCOME, sync

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