# When a Dot won't Plot!?

#### netarchitech

##### Well-known member
Given the following code:

Code:
``````def data = if close > close[1] then close - Min(close[1], low) else if close < close[1] then close - Max(close[1], high) else 0;
def AccDist = TotalSum(data);

plot SwingLo = if AccDist == 0 then low else Double.NaN;;
SwingLo.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
SwingLo.SetDefaultColor(CreateColor(0, 102, 204));
SwingLo.SetLineWeight(5);

plot SwingHi = if AccDist == 100 then high else Double.NaN;
SwingHi.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
SwingHi.SetDefaultColor(CreateColor(0, 102, 204));
SwingHi.SetLineWeight(5);``````

Try as I may, I can't get a Dot to plot...I've tried many variations to no avail...Must be all the late nights catching up with me...

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What are you trying to do with this script?

Hey there @BenTen

Thanks for your inquiry...What I'm trying to do is plot a dot similar to the illustration below:

I am at a loss to figure out where I went wrong...Below is my other best guess:

Code:
``````def data = if close > close[1] then close - Min(close[1], low) else if close < close[1] then close - Max(close[1], high) else 0;
def AccDist = TotalSum(data);
def Lo = if AccDist == 0 then low else Double.NaN;
def Hi = if AccDist == 100 then high else Double.NaN;

plot SwingLo = Lo;
SwingLo.SetPaintingStrategy(paintingStrategy.POINTS);
SwingLo.SetDefaultColor(CreateColor(0, 102, 204));
SwingLo.SetLineWeight(5);

plot SwingHi = Hi;
SwingHi.SetPaintingStrategy(paintingStrategy.POINTS);
SwingHi.SetDefaultColor(CreateColor(0, 102, 204));
SwingHi.SetLineWeight(5);``````

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance

Hey there @BenTen

Thanks for following up Below are what I believe are the conditions:

Code:
``````def condition1 = AccDist is exactly equal to 0;

def condition2 = AccDist is exactly equal to 100;``````

@netarchitech I was not able to find AccDist that fits either condition. Are you able to provide a chart for that?

@BenTen As requested:

Thanks again for following up with this issue...I really appreciate it

@netarchitech I think I know why it's not plotting. If you hover over to the line from your lower study, you'll see that it never lands at the perfect 100 value. The same goes to the 0 value that you're looking for. As a result, the dot was not plotted.

Ahhh...Thanks for your efforts and for confirming my suspicions @BenTen...

I'm left wondering does this invalidate the "Normalization" process? Looks like you can fix the scaling only to find out the data doesn't plot correctly...

@netarchitech Only way is to set a hard cap at 100 and 0, so that the line does not go beyond 100 or below 0. Until you do that, it would be almost impossible to identify when the AccDist is at exactly either number.

@BenTen Thanks for the tip I'll give it a shot...

Thanks again for your time and support...It is most appreciated

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