Directional Indicator

Technical Analysis Indicator: di

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Function Prototype

/* Directional Indicator */
/* Type: indicator */
/* Input arrays: 3    Options: 1    Output arrays: 2 */
/* Inputs: high, low, close */
/* Options: period */
/* Outputs: plus_di, minus_di */
int ti_di_start(TI_REAL const *options);
int ti_di(int size,
      TI_REAL const *const *inputs,
      TI_REAL const *options,
      TI_REAL *const *outputs);

Description

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See Directional Movement Index.

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Example Usage

Calling From C

/* Example usage of Directional Indicator */
/* Assuming that 'high', 'low', and 'close' are pre-loaded arrays of size 'in_size'. */
TI_REAL *inputs[] = {high, low, close};
TI_REAL options[] = {5}; /* period */
TI_REAL *outputs[2]; /* plus_di, minus_di */

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

/* Allocate memory for each output. */
outputs[0] = malloc(sizeof(TI_REAL) * out_size); assert(outputs[0] != 0); /* plus_di */
outputs[1] = malloc(sizeof(TI_REAL) * out_size); assert(outputs[1] != 0); /* minus_di */

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

Calling From Lua (with Tulip Chart bindings)

-- Example usage of Directional Indicator
plus_di, minus_di = ti.di(high, low, close, 5)

Example Calculation

period = 5

datehighlowcloseplus_diminus_di
2005-11-0182.1581.2981.59
2005-11-0281.8980.6481.06
2005-11-0383.0381.3182.87
2005-11-0483.3082.6583.00
2005-11-0783.8583.0783.6141.5313.77
2005-11-0883.9083.1183.1535.4411.39
2005-11-0983.3382.4982.8428.8123.06
2005-11-1084.3082.3083.9935.8514.82
2005-11-1184.8484.1584.5540.2712.45
2005-11-1485.0084.1184.3636.4210.30
2005-11-1585.9084.0385.5340.077.08
2005-11-1686.5885.3986.5443.475.68
2005-11-1786.9885.7686.8941.304.52
2005-11-1888.0087.1787.7750.793.67
2005-11-2187.8787.0187.2942.985.97

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