# solving equation with multiple embeded ExpAverage

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Hi Everyone,

have this code for DSS below (N.B it is a lower study):

def divisor = ExpAverage(ExpAverage(Highest(high, length) - Lowest(low, length), s_length), r_length);

def DSS = if divisor == 0 then 0 else 100 * ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length) / divisor;

for simplicity, we assume divisor !=0

I am trying to leverage that code to determine the value for "close" that will make the following equation equal to 80 for example?

100 * ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length) / divisor = 80

It is an algebra problem as much as it is coding, but because of the multiple/embedded ExpAverage() I am really struggling.

given:

DSS= 100 * ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length) / divisor;

where:

input s_length = 5;
input length = 10;
input bottom_line = 20;
input middle_line = 50;
input top_line = 80;
def r_alpha = 2 / (r_length + 1);
def s_alpha = 2 / (s_length + 1);

I am trying to solve the equation DSS = top_line

i.e. what value of variable "close" will make the above true.

Here is the ToS definition of ExpAverage for reference:

The formula for the calculation of the exponential moving average is recursively defined as follows:
EMA1 = price1;
EMA2 = α*price2 + (1 - α)*EMA1;
EMA3 = α*price3 + (1 - α)*EMA2;
EMAN = α*priceN + (1 - α)*EMAN-1;
where α is a smoothing coefficient equal to 2/(length + 1).

So I attempted to break down the ExpAverages formula in order to isolate "close"..

Here are the first steps for reference:

100 * ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length) / divisor = top_line
ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length) / divisor = (top_line/100)
ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length) = (top_line/100)*divisor
(r_alpha)* (ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length))+ (1-r_alpha)* ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length)  = (top_line/100)*divisor
.......

The closest I got was the code below, but it is still not correct.

price at which DSS is equal to Top_Line = ((((((Top_Line / 100) * divisor) - ((1 - r_alpha) * ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length))) / r_alpha) - ( 1 - s_alpha) * ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length)) / s_alpha) + Lowest(low , length);

At the end of the day, I am trying to determine historically on the chart what was the price value in each bar in the top graph, that would have made DSS = top_line in the lower graph.. so that if the high of a candle in the top graph was equal or above that price value, I know that DSS would have touched the top_line in the lower graph..

Any help would be much appreciated. Even if it is just spotting an error I don't see...

• Caro
Solution
Hi Everyone,

have this code for DSS below (N.B it is a lower study):

def divisor = ExpAverage(ExpAverage(Highest(high, length) - Lowest(low, length), s_length), r_length);

def DSS = if divisor == 0 then 0 else 100 * ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length) / divisor;

for simplicity, we assume divisor !=0

I am trying to leverage that code to determine the value for "close" that will make the following equation equal to 80 for example?

100 * ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length) / divisor = 80

It is an algebra problem as much as it is coding, but because of the multiple/embedded ExpAverage() I am really struggling.

given:

DSS= 100 *...
Hi Everyone,

have this code for DSS below (N.B it is a lower study):

def divisor = ExpAverage(ExpAverage(Highest(high, length) - Lowest(low, length), s_length), r_length);

def DSS = if divisor == 0 then 0 else 100 * ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length) / divisor;

for simplicity, we assume divisor !=0

I am trying to leverage that code to determine the value for "close" that will make the following equation equal to 80 for example?

100 * ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length) / divisor = 80

It is an algebra problem as much as it is coding, but because of the multiple/embedded ExpAverage() I am really struggling.

given:

DSS= 100 * ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length) / divisor;

where:

input s_length = 5;
input length = 10;
input bottom_line = 20;
input middle_line = 50;
input top_line = 80;
def r_alpha = 2 / (r_length + 1);
def s_alpha = 2 / (s_length + 1);

I am trying to solve the equation DSS = top_line

i.e. what value of variable "close" will make the above true.

Here is the ToS definition of ExpAverage for reference:

The formula for the calculation of the exponential moving average is recursively defined as follows:
EMA1 = price1;
EMA2 = α*price2 + (1 - α)*EMA1;
EMA3 = α*price3 + (1 - α)*EMA2;
EMAN = α*priceN + (1 - α)*EMAN-1;
where α is a smoothing coefficient equal to 2/(length + 1).

So I attempted to break down the ExpAverages formula in order to isolate "close"..

Here are the first steps for reference:

100 * ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length) / divisor = top_line
ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length) / divisor = (top_line/100)
ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length) = (top_line/100)*divisor
(r_alpha)* (ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length))+ (1-r_alpha)* ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length)  = (top_line/100)*divisor
.......

The closest I got was the code below, but it is still not correct.

price at which DSS is equal to Top_Line = ((((((Top_Line / 100) * divisor) - ((1 - r_alpha) * ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length))) / r_alpha) - ( 1 - s_alpha) * ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length)) / s_alpha) + Lowest(low , length);

At the end of the day, I am trying to determine historically on the chart what was the price value in each bar in the top graph, that would have made DSS = top_line in the lower graph.. so that if the high of a candle in the top graph was equal or above that price value, I know that DSS would have touched the top_line in the lower graph..

Any help would be much appreciated. Even if it is just spotting an error I don't see...

I finally solved it.. Please find the solution below if ever you need to leverage this approach to solve for an ExpAverage function...
Actually, the initial approach was correct, I had just gotten lost in all the parenthesis and misplaced some of them...

((((((Top_Line/100*divisor)-((1-r_alpha)ExpAverage(ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length), r_length)))/r_alpha)-((1-s_alpha) ExpAverage(close - Lowest(low , length), s_length))))/(s_alpha))+lowest(low,length);

So to conclude, breaking down the EMAN into α*priceN + (1 - α)*EMAN-1;works...

Cheers!

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