HLC BARS NOT OHLC

MAGICO

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How can I use HLC bars in TOS like the pictures. Someone can help me with this. Thanks.

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Per @SleepyZ, who fancied-up my suggestion there to use AddChart in another thread (https://usethinkscript.com/threads/change-opacity-of-cloud.5721/post-54287), you can use the AddChart (though it is deprecated and wonky as all get out)
Code:
#addchart - up/down heiken ashi candle colors - workaround for the addchart() function not supported by TOS

def nan = double.nan;
def o = open;
def c = close;
def h = high;
def l = low;

AddChart(high = if c > o then h else nan,
         low = if c > o then l else nan,
         close = if c > o then c else nan,
         open = if c > o then nan else nan,
         ChartType.BAR, Color.dark_GREEN);
AddChart(high = if c < o then h else nan,
         low = if c < o then l else nan,
         open = if c < o then nan else nan,
         close = if c < o then c else nan,
         ChartType.BAR, Color.dark_RED);
AddChart(high = if c == o then h else nan,
         low = if c == o then l else nan,
         open = if c == o then nan else nan,
         close = if c == o then c else nan,
         ChartType.BAR, Color.GRAY);

See how the open is always a double.nan? That's how you can ignore the open price.

happy trading,
mashume


P.S. If you don't want to use the (c<o|c>o|c==o) set of operations -- if you want to ignore open prices entirely, you can replace the o in each of them with c[1] (c<c[1]|c>c[1]|c==c[1]).
 
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@MAGICO I have no idea why you aren't satisfied with what Thinkorswim has to offer but if you aren't then it surely isn't our job to point you to a platform that better suits you... Go do your own research, plain and simple...!!! Or learn to live within Thinkorswims limitations... These forums are for traders who use and enjoy Thinkorswim... I'll go so far as to say that I'm appalled when members come here asking us to convert Thinkscripts to other platforms, and I'm not to keen on repetitive requests to convert scripts from other platforms to Thinkscript... This is a coding forum, to learn to use and write Thinkscript, not place for members to beg for others to do their work for them... I hope I've made myself clear...
thanks for your reply
Per @SleepyZ, who fancied-up my suggestion there to use AddChart in another thread (https://usethinkscript.com/threads/change-opacity-of-cloud.5721/post-54287), you can use the AddChart (though it is deprecated and wonky as all get out)
Code:
#addchart - up/down heiken ashi candle colors - workaround for the addchart() function not supported by TOS

def nan = double.nan;
def o = open;
def c = close;
def h = high;
def l = low;

AddChart(high = if c > o then h else nan,
         low = if c > o then l else nan,
         close = if c > o then c else nan,
         open = if c > o then nan else nan,
         ChartType.BAR, Color.dark_GREEN);
AddChart(high = if c < o then h else nan,
         low = if c < o then l else nan,
         open = if c < o then nan else nan,
         close = if c < o then c else nan,
         ChartType.BAR, Color.dark_RED);
AddChart(high = if c == o then h else nan,
         low = if c == o then l else nan,
         open = if c == o then nan else nan,
         close = if c == o then c else nan,
         ChartType.BAR, Color.GRAY);

See how the open is always a double.nan? That's how you can ignore the open price.

happy trading,
mashume


P.S. If you don't want to use the (c<o|c>o|c==o) set of operations -- if you want to ignore open prices entirely, you can replace the o in each of them with c[1] (c<c[1]|c>c[1]|c==c[1]).
how can i make the bar much thicker?
 
anyone know how i can make the opening horizontal line one color and the closing line a different color. or this?

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You could, I suppose, modify the script above so that instead of a single bar for each block of trades, it generated two such that one was coloured green for the vertical bar and a different chart was coloured dependent on the movement of the bar to be red for down and green for up. Just depends on how important it is to you.

Take some the code above with no opens displayed, duplicate some parts of it and set the open and close to nan to plot just the verticals and then again with the high and low nan to plot the horizontals.

Of course, this may not work at all and you may get the vertical portion drawn between the open and close in that colour. I haven't tested it since it's rather a large piece of work for something I wouldn't myself use... but hopefully you get the idea.

happy trading,
mashume
 
Code:
#addchart - up/down heiken ashi candle colors - workaround for the addchart() function not supported by TOS

def nan = double.nan;
def o = open;
def c = close;
def h = high;
def l = low;

AddChart(high = if c > o then h else nan,
         low = if c > o then l else nan,
         close = if c > o then c else nan,
         open = if c > o then nan else nan,
         ChartType.bar, Color.black);
AddChart(high = if c < o then h else nan,
         low = if c < o then l else nan,
         open = if c < o then nan else nan,
         close = if c < o then c else nan,
         ChartType.bar, Color.black);
AddChart(high = if c == o then h else nan,
         low = if c == o then l else nan,
         open = if c == o then nan else nan,
         close = if c == o then c else nan,
         ChartType.bar, Color.black);
plot RealClose = close;
RealClose.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.HORIZONTAL);
RealClose.HideBubble();
If anyone wants HLC candles similar to those of MarketSmith, I slightly modified the code above to make the close go across the whole bar and made the built in candles fully transparent.

HLCcandles.png
 

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