Scanning for percent changes during a specific time period in the past

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Is there a thinkscript that will allow for me scan for stocks based on percent change during a specific time period in the past? For example I'd like to scan for stocks that had a percent change greater than 5% between 07.19.2021 and 07.26.2021.

I know how to use access the percent change study through the Custom feature after adding the Study filter in the scan settings. But I don't the thinkscript language that would allow for me to do this during a specific time period in the past.
 
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Is there a thinkscript that will allow for me scan for stocks based on percent change during a specific time period in the past? For example I'd like to scan for stocks that had a percent change greater than 5% between 07.19.2021 and 07.26.2021.

I know how to use access the percent change study through the Custom feature after adding the Study filter in the scan settings. But I don't the thinkscript language that would allow for me to do this during a specific time period in the past.

i didn't try this, but it might work.
set time to daily.
isgain will be true if there was a desired gain.
could change it to be a lower study, to verify the math

Code:
# use daily
# use offsets to read data from desired dates
input offset1 = 30...
Is there a thinkscript that will allow for me scan for stocks based on percent change during a specific time period in the past? For example I'd like to scan for stocks that had a percent change greater than 5% between 07.19.2021 and 07.26.2021.

I know how to use access the percent change study through the Custom feature after adding the Study filter in the scan settings. But I don't the thinkscript language that would allow for me to do this during a specific time period in the past.

i didn't try this, but it might work.
set time to daily.
isgain will be true if there was a desired gain.
could change it to be a lower study, to verify the math

Code:
# use daily
# use offsets to read data from desired dates
input offset1 = 30;
input offset2 = 25;
input min_gain_per = 5.0;

def cls1 = close[offset1];
def cls2 = close[offset2];

def diff = cls2 - cls1;
def diffper = (diff/cls1)*100;
plot isgain = diffper >= min_gain_per;
 
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