Aroon Oscillator

Technical Analysis Indicator: aroonosc

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Function Prototype

/* Aroon Oscillator */
/* Type: indicator */
/* Input arrays: 2    Options: 1    Output arrays: 1 */
/* Inputs: high, low */
/* Options: period */
/* Outputs: aroonosc */
int ti_aroonosc_start(TI_REAL const *options);
int ti_aroonosc(int size,
      TI_REAL const *const *inputs,
      TI_REAL const *options,
      TI_REAL *const *outputs);

Description

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The Aroon Oscillator indicator can help determine when the market is developing a trend.

It takes one parameter: period n.

Calculation is as follows:

$$aroon^{down}_{t} = 100\frac{n-low_{t}}{n}$$
$$aroon^{up}_{t} = 100\frac{n-high_{t}}{n}$$
$$aroonosc_{t} = aroon^{up}_{t}-aroon^{down}_{t}$$

where l is the number of bars back to the lowest value in the previous n bars, and h is the number of bars back to the highest value in the previous n bars.

See Also

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Example Usage

Calling From C

/* Example usage of Aroon Oscillator */
/* Assuming that 'high' and 'low' are pre-loaded arrays of size 'in_size'. */
TI_REAL *inputs[] = {high, low};
TI_REAL options[] = {5}; /* period */
TI_REAL *outputs[1]; /* aroonosc */

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

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

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

Calling From Lua (with Tulip Chart bindings)

-- Example usage of Aroon Oscillator
aroonosc = ti.aroonosc(high, low, 5)

Example Calculation

period = 5

datehighlowaroonosc
2005-11-0182.1581.29
2005-11-0281.8980.64
2005-11-0383.0381.31
2005-11-0483.3082.65
2005-11-0783.8583.07
2005-11-0883.9083.1180.00
2005-11-0983.3382.4980.00
2005-11-1084.3082.30100.00
2005-11-1184.8484.1520.00
2005-11-1485.0084.1140.00
2005-11-1585.9084.0360.00
2005-11-1686.5885.3980.00
2005-11-1786.9885.76100.00
2005-11-1888.0087.1760.00
2005-11-2187.8787.0160.00

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