Volume Oscillator

Technical Analysis Indicator: vosc

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Function Prototype

/* Volume Oscillator */
/* Type: indicator */
/* Input arrays: 1    Options: 2    Output arrays: 1 */
/* Inputs: volume */
/* Options: short period, long period */
/* Outputs: vosc */
int ti_vosc_start(TI_REAL const *options);
int ti_vosc(int size,
      TI_REAL const *const *inputs,
      TI_REAL const *options,
      TI_REAL *const *outputs);

Description

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The Volume Oscillator displays the difference between two Simple Moving Average of a security's volume.

It takes two parameters, a short period n and a long period m.

It is calculated for each bar as:

$$fastma_{t} = \frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=0}^{n-1} volume_{t-i}$$
$$slowma_{t} = \frac{1}{m} \sum_{i=0}^{m-1} volume_{t-i}$$
$$vosc_{t} = 100 \cdot \frac{fastma_{t} -slowma_{t}}{slowma_{t}} $$

The Volume Oscillator cannot be calculated for the first m-1 bars.

See Also

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Example Usage

Calling From C

/* Example usage of Volume Oscillator */
/* Assuming that '', and 'volume' are pre-loaded arrays of size 'in_size'. */
TI_REAL *inputs[] = {volume};
TI_REAL options[] = {2, 5}; /* short period, long period */
TI_REAL *outputs[1]; /* vosc */

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

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

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

Calling From Lua (with Tulip Chart bindings)

-- Example usage of Volume Oscillator
vosc = ti.vosc(volume, 2, 5)

Example Calculation

short period = 2, long period = 5

datevolumevosc
2005-11-015,653,100.00
2005-11-026,447,400.00
2005-11-037,690,900.00
2005-11-043,831,400.00
2005-11-074,455,100.00-26.22
2005-11-083,798,000.00-21.32
2005-11-093,936,200.00-18.46
2005-11-104,732,000.004.42
2005-11-114,841,300.009.97
2005-11-143,915,300.003.15
2005-11-156,830,800.0010.76
2005-11-166,694,100.0025.17
2005-11-175,293,600.008.68
2005-11-187,985,800.008.07
2005-11-214,807,900.001.18

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