thinkScript "showOnlyToday" display indicator on current chart

AntMan

New member
I am having difficulty getting the "ShowOnlyToday" & "ShowOnlyLastPeriod" functions to work.. simply put, when I set it to "Yes", the indicator ignores the command and still displays on all the prior days.. I only want the study to display on only the current day and/or only the prior day, depending on the application.. below is the code.. this example has the "ShowOnlyToday" command in it, however if help could be provided for both "ShowOnlyToday" & "ShowOnlyLastPeriod" commands, it would be greatly appreciated, as I am having the issue with both commands..

Code:
declare hide_on_daily;

input time = 0930;
input price = open;
input showOnlyToday = yes;
rec time_value = If(SecondsTillTime(time) == 0, price, time_value[1]);
plot open = If(time_value == 0, Double.NaN, time_value);
open.SetDefaultColor(Color.WHITE);
open.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.HORIZONTAL);
open.setStyle(curve.SHORT_DASH);
open.SetLineWeight(2);

Thanks in advance!
 
Solution
Here is the modified script taken from this indicator to meet your request:

Code:
# 5 min opening range
# Robert Payne
#Plot opening range high / low
input ShowTodayOnly = yes;

def Today = if GetDay() == GetLastDay() then 1 else 0;

#Plot yesterday's high / low
plot Yhigh = if ShowTodayOnly and !Today then Double.NaN else high(period = "day" )[1];
plot Ylow = if ShowTodayOnly and !Today then Double.NaN else low(period = "day" )[1];

Hopefully that helps.

BenTen

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Staff member
Staff
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Here is the modified script taken from this indicator to meet your request:

Code:
# 5 min opening range
# Robert Payne
#Plot opening range high / low
input ShowTodayOnly = yes;

def Today = if GetDay() == GetLastDay() then 1 else 0;

#Plot yesterday's high / low
plot Yhigh = if ShowTodayOnly and !Today then Double.NaN else high(period = "day" )[1];
plot Ylow = if ShowTodayOnly and !Today then Double.NaN else low(period = "day" )[1];

Hopefully that helps.
 
Solution

zeek

Active member
2019 Donor
I need to add a "showonlytoday" function to this study below because i only want the lines to be plotted on the current day, can someone help me add the code?

Code:
#Plot Vertical Lines at specified time
script IsTime {
    input time = 0000;
    plot IsTime = SecondsFromTime(time)[1] < 0 and SecondsFromTime(time) >= 0;
}

input time1 = 0930;

DefineGlobalColor("Time1", Createcolor(120,120,120));

AddVerticalLine(IsTime(time1), Floor(time1 / 100) + ":" + AsText(time1 % 100, "%02.0f"), GlobalColor("Time1"));
 

SleepyZ

Well-known member
I need to add a "showonlytoday" function to this study below because i only want the lines to be plotted on the current day, can someone help me add the code?

Code:
#Plot Vertical Lines at specified time
script IsTime {
    input time = 0000;
    plot IsTime = SecondsFromTime(time)[1] < 0 and SecondsFromTime(time) >= 0;
}

input time1 = 0930;

DefineGlobalColor("Time1", Createcolor(120,120,120));

AddVerticalLine(IsTime(time1), Floor(time1 / 100) + ":" + AsText(time1 % 100, "%02.0f"), GlobalColor("Time1"));
Try this
Code:
#Plot Vertical Lines at specified time

input ShowTodayOnly={"No", default "Yes"};
def Today = if GetLastDay() == GetDay() then 1 else 0;

script IsTime {
    input time = 0000;
    plot IsTime = SecondsFromTime(time)[1] < 0 and SecondsFromTime(time) >= 0;
}

input time1 = 0930;

DefineGlobalColor("Time1", Createcolor(120,120,120));

AddVerticalLine(if showTodayOnly and !today
                then double.nan
                else IsTime(time1),
                Floor(time1 / 100) + ":" + AsText(time1 % 100, "%02.0f"),
                GlobalColor("Time1"));
 

zendude

New member
This is off the topic but anyone know where to find the descriptions of AsText format specifiers like %02.0f as used in the code above? The only ones I can find online are DOLLAR , THREE_DECIMAL_PLACES , and TWO_DECIMAL_PLACES. Thank you.
 

SleepyZ

Well-known member
This is off the topic but anyone know where to find the descriptions of AsText format specifiers like %02.0f as used in the code above? The only ones I can find online are DOLLAR , THREE_DECIMAL_PLACES , and TWO_DECIMAL_PLACES. Thank you.
I looked this up through a google search and it appears to be JAVA script. I assume since TOS uses JAVA, if you know the JAVA coding it will accept it. https://stackoverflow.com/questions...r-0-9-to-display-with-2-digits-its-not-a-date
 

rad14733

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VIP
I looked this up through a google search and it appears to be JAVA script. I assume since TOS uses JAVA, if you know the JAVA coding it will accept it. https://stackoverflow.com/questions...r-0-9-to-display-with-2-digits-its-not-a-date

That's assuming that TOS will accept injecting Javascript and I find that doubtful from a security perspective because it that were the case then one could use Javascript to make/accept calls to Java which opens Pandora's Box... But, yes, TOS is written in Java which is not only a programming language but also an operating system in and of itself...
 

zendude

New member
I looked this up through a google search and it appears to be JAVA script. I assume since TOS uses JAVA, if you know the JAVA coding it will accept it. https://stackoverflow.com/questions...r-0-9-to-display-with-2-digits-its-not-a-date

Thank you for shedding some light on this. I tried the C printf formating strings at first unsuccessfully and that would explain why.

Another method of using AsText() is to combine it with Round()... While undocumented, you can use AsText(Round(price, 0)) to eliminate decimal points altogether...

I find the printf(?) style format useful because I can pad numbers with leading or trailing zeros which round() truncates.

TOS is written in Java which is not only a programming language but also an operating system in and of itself...

Incidentally I use the Java version TOS with Azul Zulu build of JRE under Ubuntu and the performance is mediocre at best. I don't know if it's an implementation or a platform issue but the user interface lags terribly, much worse than the windows version under Wine emulator. If anyone has a suggestion on how to improve performance on the java version, I would appreciate it.
 

rad14733

Well-known member
VIP
Incidentally I use the Java version TOS with Azul Zulu build of JRE under Ubuntu and the performance is mediocre at best. I don't know if it's an implementation or a platform issue but the user interface lags terribly, much worse than the windows version under Wine emulator. If anyone has a suggestion on how to improve performance on the java version, I would appreciate it.

I haven't installed TOS on Ubuntu yet but it has been on my ToDo list for a while now... I know the support for Linux based installs is virtually nonexistent... I also need to find space at my desk for a new Ubuntu Desktop PC as mine has been collecting dust for longer than I can remember... Ubuntu used to be main workstation environment but when I set my work area back up after I moved I switched to Windows considering that's what I support as an IT Consultant... I used to eat, sleep, and breathe Linux, PHP, Javascript, MySQL, Perl, RegExp, XHTML, CSS, and whatever else... But I digress...

At some point perhaps we can setup a subforum for TOS on Linux...
 
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