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#1 posted 18 Feb 2012 

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I would like to plot variable length bars from underlying tick data. For instance time, range or volume bars that are variable bar to bar. Example 10 min bar, 15 min bar, 8 min bar ....
The software will control the bar size bar by bar. Note this is not the fixed "resolution" used in the settings.

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wall richard wrote:
I would like to plot variable length bars from underlying tick data. For instance time, range or volume bars that are variable bar to bar. Example 10 min bar, 15 min bar, 8 min bar ....
The software will control the bar size bar by bar. Note this is not the fixed "resolution" used in the settings.

Thanks Stork

can you draw a diagram(s) to illustrate your vision?


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I am new to this forum and not familiar with drawing a diagram. The concept is very simple so I'll try to describe it.

Lets use a simple 3 bar 10 min chart. Each new bar will be exactly 10 minutes.

Now let's use a software variable bar chart. Bar [2] is 10 min; change bar[1] to 15 min; finally change bar[0] to 8 min. Each bar length is changed at the opening of that bar. The changes are variable and are from the software in realtime.

Use underlying tick data.

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wall richard wrote:
I am new to this forum and not familiar with drawing a diagram. The concept is very simple so I'll try to describe it.

Lets use a simple 3 bar 10 min chart. Each new bar will be exactly 10 minutes.

Now let's use a software variable bar chart. Bar [2] is 10 min; change bar[1] to 15 min; finally change bar[0] to 8 min. Each bar length is changed at the opening of that bar. The changes are variable and are from the software in realtime.

Use underlying tick data.

Stork

you can use 3 data streams... 10 min, 15 min and 8 min.

just make the chart display the resolution you want at the time you want,
and make the rest invisible.


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TJ

As an ex-TradeStaion user, I haven't used multiple data streams on MC. Can you recommend where I can familiarize their use? Basically, how would I tell MC to use a particular bar for a calculation?

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wall richard wrote:
TJ

As an ex-TradeStaion user, I haven't used multiple data streams on MC. Can you recommend where I can familiarize their use? Basically, how would I tell MC to use a particular bar for a calculation?

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Stork

MultiCharts multi data works the same as TS.

See post #4
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=6929


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TJ

Thank you for your replies. They were most helpful. Another question is how to call a single bar from say 3 data streams. Example: call a single 8 minute bar followed by calling a single 10 minute bar then finally calling a single 15 minute bar.

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Rick


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wall richard wrote:
TJ

Thank you for your replies. They were most helpful. Another question is how to call a single bar from say 3 data streams. Example: call a single 8 minute bar followed by calling a single 10 minute bar then finally calling a single 15 minute bar.

Thanks,

Rick

Please see FAQ post #4
Multiple time frame, Multi-Data Analysis
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=6929



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