Vector Absolute Value

Technical Analysis Indicator: abs

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Function Prototype

/* Vector Absolute Value */
/* Type: simple */
/* Input arrays: 1    Options: 0    Output arrays: 1 */
/* Inputs: real */
/* Options: none */
/* Outputs: abs */
int ti_abs_start(TI_REAL const *options);
int ti_abs(int size,
      TI_REAL const *const *inputs,
      TI_REAL const *options,
      TI_REAL *const *outputs);

Description

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Vector Absolute Value calculates the absolute value of each element in the input array.

$$abs_{t} = |input_{t}|$$

This is sometimes useful as a building block to more complex functions.

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Example Usage

Calling From C

/* Example usage of Vector Absolute Value */
/* Assuming that 'input' is a pre-loaded array of size 'in_size'. */
TI_REAL *inputs[] = {input};
TI_REAL options[] = {}; /* No options */
TI_REAL *outputs[1]; /* abs */

/* Determine how large the output size is for our options. */
const int out_size = in_size - ti_abs_start(options);

/* Allocate memory for output. */
outputs[0] = malloc(sizeof(TI_REAL) * out_size); assert(outputs[0] != 0); /* abs */

/* Run the actual calculation. */
const int ret = ti_abs(in_size, inputs, options, outputs);
assert(ret == TI_OKAY);

Calling From Lua (with Tulip Chart bindings)

-- Example usage of Vector Absolute Value
abs = ti.abs(input)

Example Calculation

dateinputabs
2005-11-0181.5981.59
2005-11-0281.0681.06
2005-11-0382.8782.87
2005-11-0483.0083.00
2005-11-0783.6183.61
2005-11-0883.1583.15
2005-11-0982.8482.84
2005-11-1083.9983.99
2005-11-1184.5584.55
2005-11-1484.3684.36
2005-11-1585.5385.53
2005-11-1686.5486.54
2005-11-1786.8986.89
2005-11-1887.7787.77
2005-11-2187.2987.29

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