Directional Movement

Technical Analysis Indicator: dm

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Function Prototype

/* Directional Movement */
/* Type: indicator */
/* Input arrays: 2    Options: 1    Output arrays: 2 */
/* Inputs: high, low */
/* Options: period */
/* Outputs: plus_dm, minus_dm */
int ti_dm_start(TI_REAL const *options);
int ti_dm(int size,
      TI_REAL const *const *inputs,
      TI_REAL const *options,
      TI_REAL *const *outputs);

Description

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See Directional Movement Index.

See Also

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Example Usage

Calling From C

/* Example usage of Directional Movement */
/* 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[2]; /* plus_dm, minus_dm */

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

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

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

Calling From Lua (with Tulip Chart bindings)

-- Example usage of Directional Movement
plus_dm, minus_dm = ti.dm(high, low, 5)

Example Calculation

period = 5

datehighlowplus_dmminus_dm
2005-11-0182.1581.29
2005-11-0281.8980.64
2005-11-0383.0381.31
2005-11-0483.3082.65
2005-11-0783.8583.071.960.65
2005-11-0883.9083.111.620.52
2005-11-0983.3382.491.291.04
2005-11-1084.3082.302.010.83
2005-11-1184.8484.152.140.66
2005-11-1485.0084.111.880.53
2005-11-1585.9084.032.400.42
2005-11-1686.5885.392.600.34
2005-11-1786.9885.762.480.27
2005-11-1888.0087.173.000.22
2005-11-2187.8787.012.400.33

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