Limiting Plots In ThinkOrSwim

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Here are a few examples of how to show or hide sections of plots in ThinkScript, mainly using IsNaN(). There are other ways to limit plots, of course, but these are the basic methods I usually use. Anyone else, please feel free to post additional ways.

Plotting only on a single price bar -
Code:
plot a = !isnan(close[-5]) and isnan(close[-6]);
a.setpaintingstrategy(paintingstrategy.boolean_arrow_up);
a.setdefaultcolor(color.cyan);
example-a.png


Plotting only in a certain defined area -
Code:
plot b = !isnan(close[-11]) and isnan(close[-17]);
b.setpaintingstrategy(paintingstrategy.boolean_arrow_up);
b.setdefaultcolor(color.cyan);
example-b.png


Plotting from a defined point and continuing left -
Code:
plot c = !isnan(close[-20]);
c.setpaintingstrategy(paintingstrategy.boolean_arrow_up);
c.setdefaultcolor(color.cyan);
example-c.png


Plotting from a defined point and continuing right -
Code:
plot d = isnan(close[-50]);
d.setpaintingstrategy(paintingstrategy.boolean_arrow_up);
d.setdefaultcolor(color.cyan);
example-d.png


Plotting a certain distance into the expansion area -
Code:
input plot_line_here = 55;
input length_of_line = 5;
def x = !isnan(close) && isnan(close[-1]);
plot e = if isnan(close) and barnumber() <= HighestAll(if x then barnumber() + length_of_line else double.nan) then plot_line_here else double.nan;
e.setpaintingstrategy(paintingstrategy.horizontal);
e.setdefaultcolor(color.cyan);
example-e.png


Hope this helps!
 

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Any chance you're able to do this with an entry price? currently it shows each plot the entire time i'm in the trade and it would be awesome if it would just plot it on the one candle where I entered.

Currently the code just looks like this, but i can't understand how to modify it with my lack of coding skills lol

plot openCost = GetAveragePrice();

Thank you so much!!
 

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