Date & Time of Indicator Changes In ThinkOrSwim

FFGARCIA

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Dear Friends,

The script appended below continuously assigns bullish/bearish colors to stocks in a watch list (the script is an amalgamation of ideas gleaned from posts and conversions by the legendary Sam4Cok@Samer800).

I would like to record the date and time in the fifth column of the watch list each time a color change occurs for a given stock (kindly see the empty fifth column in the attached picture). This way, I can tell how long the current color has been active. Any assistance would be highly appreciated.

God bless you all!

Screenshot from 2024-05-10 18-26-50.png

Ruby:
Declare lower;

input BarColor = yes;
input showSignals = yes;
input MovAvgType = AverageType.EXPONENTIAL;
input length = 5;
input lookback = 5;
input ema1_len = 3;
input ema2_len = 8;
input ema3_len = 13;

def na = Double.NaN;
def ys1 = (high + low + close * 2) / 4;
def rk3 = MovingAverage(MovAvgType, ys1, length);
def rk4 = stdev(ys1, length);
def rk5 = (ys1 - rk3) * 100 / rk4;
def rk6 = MovingAverage(MovAvgType, rk5, length);
def up = MovingAverage(MovAvgType, rk6, length);
def down = MovingAverage(MovAvgType, up, length);

def Buy = Crosses(up, down, CrossingDirection.ABOVE);
def Sell = Crosses(up, down, CrossingDirection.BELOW);

def ema1 = MovAvgExponential(length=ema1_len);
def ema2 = MovAvgExponential(length=ema2_len);
def ema3 = MovAvgExponential(length=ema3_len);

#def ema1 = SimpleMovingAvg(length=ema1_len);
#def ema2 = SimpleMovingAvg(length=ema2_len);
#def ema3 = SimpleMovingAvg(length=ema3_len);

def bull_cross = ema1 crosses above ema2 and ema1 crosses above ema3 and ema2 crosses above ema3;
def bear_cross = ema1 crosses below ema2 and ema1 crosses below ema3 and ema2 crosses below ema3;
def bull_lookback = highest(bull_cross, lookback);
def bear_lookback = highest(bear_cross, lookback);

def S1 = Buy and bull_lookback;
def S2 = Buy and !bull_lookback;
def S3 = Sell and bear_lookback;
def S4 = Sell and !bear_lookback;

plot signal = if S1 then 4 else if S2 then 3 else if S3 then 2 else if S1 then 1 else 0;
signal.AssignValueColor(if signal == 4 then Color.Dark_Green else if signal == 3 then Color.Green else if signal == 1 then Color.Red else if signal == 2 then Color.Dark_Red else Color.Dark_Orange);
AssignBackgroundCOlor(if signal == 4 then Color.Dark_Green else if signal == 3 then Color.Green else if signal == 1 then Color.Red else if signal == 2 then Color.Dark_Red else Color.Dark_Orange);
 
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Dear Friends,

The script appended below continuously assigns bullish/bearish colors to stocks in a watch list (the script is an amalgamation of ideas gleaned from posts and conversions by the legendary Sam4Cok@Samer800).

I would like to record the date and time in the fifth column of the watch list each time a color change occurs for a given stock (kindly see the empty fifth column in the attached picture). This way, I can tell how long the current color has been active. Any assistance would be highly appreciated.

God bless you all!


Ruby:
Declare lower;

input BarColor = yes;
input showSignals = yes;
input MovAvgType = AverageType.EXPONENTIAL;
input length = 5;
input lookback = 5;
input ema1_len = 3;
input ema2_len = 8;
input ema3_len = 13;

def na = Double.NaN;
def ys1 = (high + low + close * 2) / 4;
def rk3 = MovingAverage(MovAvgType, ys1, length);
def rk4 = stdev(ys1, length);
def rk5 = (ys1 - rk3) * 100 / rk4;
def rk6 = MovingAverage(MovAvgType, rk5, length);
def up = MovingAverage(MovAvgType, rk6, length);
def down = MovingAverage(MovAvgType, up, length);

def Buy = Crosses(up, down, CrossingDirection.ABOVE);
def Sell = Crosses(up, down, CrossingDirection.BELOW);

def ema1 = MovAvgExponential(length=ema1_len);
def ema2 = MovAvgExponential(length=ema2_len);
def ema3 = MovAvgExponential(length=ema3_len);

#def ema1 = SimpleMovingAvg(length=ema1_len);
#def ema2 = SimpleMovingAvg(length=ema2_len);
#def ema3 = SimpleMovingAvg(length=ema3_len);

def bull_cross = ema1 crosses above ema2 and ema1 crosses above ema3 and ema2 crosses above ema3;
def bear_cross = ema1 crosses below ema2 and ema1 crosses below ema3 and ema2 crosses below ema3;
def bull_lookback = highest(bull_cross, lookback);
def bear_lookback = highest(bear_cross, lookback);

def S1 = Buy and bull_lookback;
def S2 = Buy and !bull_lookback;
def S3 = Sell and bear_lookback;
def S4 = Sell and !bear_lookback;

plot signal = if S1 then 4 else if S2 then 3 else if S3 then 2 else if S1 then 1 else 0;
signal.AssignValueColor(if signal == 4 then Color.Dark_Green else if signal == 3 then Color.Green else if signal == 1 then Color.Red else if signal == 2 then Color.Dark_Red else Color.Dark_Orange);
AssignBackgroundCOlor(if signal == 4 then Color.Dark_Green else if signal == 3 then Color.Green else if signal == 1 then Color.Red else if signal == 2 then Color.Dark_Red else Color.Dark_Orange);

you don't need to add a study, which would be a copy of this study, and use more resources.

you are plotting the signal number, but as the same color as background, so there is no point in doing that.
might as well plot a number that has meaning.

you say you want a date and time, 'so you can calculate when'....
why not just calculate the time period since a color change, and not have to do the math in your head?
do you expect the dates to be important? or the times?

this looks for when the color changes and resets a counter.
it plots a number in the cell, as the quantity of bars elapsed since the color change.


--------------------

watchlist study

zbuysellcolors
http://tos.mx/!JhpkuKOY
15minute


column study
color determined by buy/sell conditions
the number is , how many bars since last time color changed. default is bars.
can disable and enable other plots to show, bars since, minutes since, hours since,


Code:
#zbuysellcolors

#buysell_column_colors
#https://usethinkscript.com/threads/record-date-and-time-when-indicator-color-changes-in-watch-list.18664/
#Record date and time when indicator color changes in watch list

def agg = getaggregationperiod();
def aggmin = agg/60000;

input BarColor = yes;
input showSignals = yes;
input MovAvgType = AverageType.EXPONENTIAL;
input length = 5;
input lookback = 5;
input ema1_len = 3;
input ema2_len = 8;
input ema3_len = 13;

def na = Double.NaN;
def ys1 = (high + low + close * 2) / 4;
def rk3 = MovingAverage(MovAvgType, ys1, length);
def rk4 = stdev(ys1, length);
def rk5 = (ys1 - rk3) * 100 / rk4;
def rk6 = MovingAverage(MovAvgType, rk5, length);
def up = MovingAverage(MovAvgType, rk6, length);
def down = MovingAverage(MovAvgType, up, length);

def Buy = Crosses(up, down, CrossingDirection.ABOVE);
def Sell = Crosses(up, down, CrossingDirection.BELOW);

def ema1 = MovAvgExponential(length=ema1_len);
def ema2 = MovAvgExponential(length=ema2_len);
def ema3 = MovAvgExponential(length=ema3_len);

#def ema1 = SimpleMovingAvg(length=ema1_len);
#def ema2 = SimpleMovingAvg(length=ema2_len);
#def ema3 = SimpleMovingAvg(length=ema3_len);

def bull_cross = ema1 crosses above ema2 and ema1 crosses above ema3 and ema2 crosses above ema3;
def bear_cross = ema1 crosses below ema2 and ema1 crosses below ema3 and ema2 crosses below ema3;
def bull_lookback = highest(bull_cross, lookback);
def bear_lookback = highest(bear_cross, lookback);

def S1 = Buy and bull_lookback;
def S2 = Buy and !bull_lookback;
def S3 = Sell and bear_lookback;
def S4 = Sell and !bear_lookback;

def signal = if S1 then 4 else if S2 then 3 else if S3 then 2 else if S1 then 1 else 0;
#signal.AssignValueColor(if signal == 4 then Color.Dark_Green else if signal == 3 then Color.Green else if signal == 1 then Color.Red else if signal == 2 then Color.Dark_Red else Color.Dark_Orange);

def cnt = if signal != signal[1] then 1 else cnt[1] + 1;
def cntmin = cnt * aggmin;
def cnthr = round(cntmin/60,2);


#-----------------------
# column code

AssignBackgroundCOlor(if signal == 4 then Color.Dark_Green else if signal == 3 then Color.Green else if signal == 1 then Color.Red else if signal == 2 then Color.Dark_Red else Color.Dark_Orange);

# enable 1 of these plots , for bars, minutes, hours, since last change
# bars
plot z = cnt;

# minutes
#plot z = cntmin;

# hours
#plot z = cnthr;

z.setdefaultcolor(color.black);

#--------------------------
# chart code

#addlabel(1, ("minutes since - " + cntmin), color.white);
#addlabel(1, ("hours since " + cnthr), color.white);
#addlabel(1, "bars since - " + cnt, (if signal == 4 then Color.Dark_Green else if signal == 3 then Color.Green else if signal == 1 then Color.Red else if signal == 2 then Color.Dark_Red else Color.Dark_Orange));
#
 
you don't need to add a study, which would be a copy of this study, and use more resources.

you are plotting the signal number, but as the same color as background, so there is no point in doing that.
might as well plot a number that has meaning.

you say you want a date and time, 'so you can calculate when'....
why not just calculate the time period since a color change, and not have to do the math in your head?
do you expect the dates to be important? or the times?

this looks for when the color changes and resets a counter.
it plots a number in the cell, as the quantity of bars elapsed since the color change.


--------------------

watchlist study

zbuysellcolors
http://tos.mx/!JhpkuKOY
15minute


column study
color determined by buy/sell conditions
the number is , how many bars since last time color changed. default is bars.
can disable and enable other plots to show, bars since, minutes since, hours since,


Code:
#zbuysellcolors

#buysell_column_colors
#https://usethinkscript.com/threads/record-date-and-time-when-indicator-color-changes-in-watch-list.18664/
#Record date and time when indicator color changes in watch list

def agg = getaggregationperiod();
def aggmin = agg/60000;

input BarColor = yes;
input showSignals = yes;
input MovAvgType = AverageType.EXPONENTIAL;
input length = 5;
input lookback = 5;
input ema1_len = 3;
input ema2_len = 8;
input ema3_len = 13;

def na = Double.NaN;
def ys1 = (high + low + close * 2) / 4;
def rk3 = MovingAverage(MovAvgType, ys1, length);
def rk4 = stdev(ys1, length);
def rk5 = (ys1 - rk3) * 100 / rk4;
def rk6 = MovingAverage(MovAvgType, rk5, length);
def up = MovingAverage(MovAvgType, rk6, length);
def down = MovingAverage(MovAvgType, up, length);

def Buy = Crosses(up, down, CrossingDirection.ABOVE);
def Sell = Crosses(up, down, CrossingDirection.BELOW);

def ema1 = MovAvgExponential(length=ema1_len);
def ema2 = MovAvgExponential(length=ema2_len);
def ema3 = MovAvgExponential(length=ema3_len);

#def ema1 = SimpleMovingAvg(length=ema1_len);
#def ema2 = SimpleMovingAvg(length=ema2_len);
#def ema3 = SimpleMovingAvg(length=ema3_len);

def bull_cross = ema1 crosses above ema2 and ema1 crosses above ema3 and ema2 crosses above ema3;
def bear_cross = ema1 crosses below ema2 and ema1 crosses below ema3 and ema2 crosses below ema3;
def bull_lookback = highest(bull_cross, lookback);
def bear_lookback = highest(bear_cross, lookback);

def S1 = Buy and bull_lookback;
def S2 = Buy and !bull_lookback;
def S3 = Sell and bear_lookback;
def S4 = Sell and !bear_lookback;

def signal = if S1 then 4 else if S2 then 3 else if S3 then 2 else if S1 then 1 else 0;
#signal.AssignValueColor(if signal == 4 then Color.Dark_Green else if signal == 3 then Color.Green else if signal == 1 then Color.Red else if signal == 2 then Color.Dark_Red else Color.Dark_Orange);

def cnt = if signal != signal[1] then 1 else cnt[1] + 1;
def cntmin = cnt * aggmin;
def cnthr = round(cntmin/60,2);


#-----------------------
# column code

AssignBackgroundCOlor(if signal == 4 then Color.Dark_Green else if signal == 3 then Color.Green else if signal == 1 then Color.Red else if signal == 2 then Color.Dark_Red else Color.Dark_Orange);

# enable 1 of these plots , for bars, minutes, hours, since last change
# bars
plot z = cnt;

# minutes
#plot z = cntmin;

# hours
#plot z = cnthr;

z.setdefaultcolor(color.black);

#--------------------------
# chart code

#addlabel(1, ("minutes since - " + cntmin), color.white);
#addlabel(1, ("hours since " + cnthr), color.white);
#addlabel(1, "bars since - " + cnt, (if signal == 4 then Color.Dark_Green else if signal == 3 then Color.Green else if signal == 1 then Color.Red else if signal == 2 then Color.Dark_Red else Color.Dark_Orange));
#
Thank you very much Boss! May God bless you bigly.
 

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