How to reference bar number of met condition

greco26

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Does anyone know how to get the bar number of a condition that is met so that I can reference it later within the same script?

Ex:
1) Close crosses above pivot high
2) get bar number that crossed pivot high in #1
3) look for condition only after the bar number that crossed pivot high

Thanks, Tim
 
Ruby:
# referencing the 1st post, numbered items

# 1. set a var to a condition, true/false
def cond = ( your condition formula )

# 2.  when cond is true, save the barnumber to a variable.
# keep that number until the next time cond is true.
# setting initial value to a big number, so it won't be < barnumber until it it set.
def cond_bn = if barnumber() == 1 then 99999 else if cond then barnumber() else cond_bn[1];

# 3. check if current bar number is greater than the cond_bn number, and set a variable to true.
def bn_bigger = ( barnumber() > cond_bn );
 
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Amazing. I will work this in. The more I get into Thinkscript, the more I realize how little I know. The TOS documentation doesn't really help too much. Thank you much!
agree, the examples on the td thinkscript site are horrible. there are 1000s of code examples on this site to learn from. copy some code ( not nessesarily a complete study) , try it , change it. when you understand it, go find another.
 
Ruby:
# referencing the 1st post, numbered items

# 1. set a var to a condition, true/false
def cond = ( your condition formula )

# 2.  when cond is true, save the barnumber to a variable.
# keep that number until the next time cond is true.
# setting initial value to a big number, so it won't be < barnumber until it it set.
def cond_bn = if barnumber() == 1 then 99999 else if cond then barnumber() else cond_bn[1];

# 3. check if current bar number is greater than the cond_bn number, and set a variable to true.
def bn_bigger = ( barnumber() > cond_bn );

I am interested if this code could be used to detect repainting.

If said condition is true at this bar number, would it be possible to then check if the initial condition remains true, at this bar, downstream? Perhaps using getvalue()?
 

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