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Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference

Postby Zheka » 17 Apr 2017

I could not find a reference to all the available standard PL functions/studies (please guide me to it if there is one; the Easylanguage function reference link is dead for quite some time), there is no "help" description for them in the editor either, and one has to open the whole ladder of used sub-functions to understand what a function does and how is it different from another.

E.g.
- What's the difference between 'AverageArray' and 'Average_a'?
- What's the 'Datatype' parameter in 'StandardDevArray' function?

BTW, I accidentally discovered that "SummationArray" function sums elements starting from 1 to Size, while PL in general uses zero-based arrays...

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Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference

Postby tony » 17 Apr 2017

In the power language editor, you can see all of these. One easy trick, google MultiCharts and the function / indicator of interest and chances are you'll find the info you need on the first few results of the SERP.

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Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference

Postby Zheka » 17 Apr 2017

Oh..REALLY?

The only place built-in functions/studies were described must have been in the Easylanguage "Function and Reserved Words Reference" on the TS site.
And the link is dead for at least a year.

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Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference

Postby tony » 17 Apr 2017

Try this link -

help.TS.com/09_00/tsdevhelp/mergedprojects/elword/elword.htm


And like I referenced above, Google will return a lot of good info on almost indicator, function, etc.

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Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference

Postby Zheka » 17 Apr 2017

1. This link does not work.

2. I am not talking about Reserved words, I am talking about built-in studies

3. NO, Google does not return anything for these very specific implementations of these functions.

4. Why should a paying user spend time at all searching for something that should be documented in the first place??

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Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference

Postby Zheka » 17 Apr 2017

Actually, other basic array functions (VarianceArray and SortArray) process arrays from an index of 1 rather than 0!

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Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference

Postby TJ » 17 Apr 2017

Zheka wrote:Actually, other basic array functions (VarianceArray and SortArray) process arrays from an index of 1 rather than 0!



This has been a long time EasyLanguage legacy.

It is part of programming's idiosyncrasies.
Just ignore the zero and always start with one and you will be ok.

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Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference

Postby TJ » 17 Apr 2017

Zheka wrote:Oh..REALLY?

The only place built-in functions/studies were described must have been in the Easylanguage "Function and Reserved Words Reference" on the TS site.
And the link is dead for at least a year.


Yes, download the free ebook and you are all set.

There are lots of copies on the web.

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Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference

Postby tony » 17 Apr 2017

That link shows you info for reserved words AND functions. It will tell you the input and outputs / how calculated for functions like you need. Beyond that it's not up to MC to explain technicals or the basis / theory behind a function. They provide the code to make it work. I'm not sure why that link doesn't work when I insert it here. Let my try and paste it another way and see if that works. It answers the specific questions you asked below

What's the difference between 'AverageArray' and 'Average_a'?
- What's the 'Datatype' parameter in 'StandardDevArray' function?

The link for some reason is taking the words TS and shortening to TS which is why it won't work. Change TS to TS and it should work - help.TS.com/09_00/tsdevhelp/mergedprojects/elword/elword.htm

Edit - if you try to spell out the acronym TS it is forced into the acronym. Spell out TS in the link and it will work and answer your questions.

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Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference

Postby Zheka » 18 Apr 2017

TJ wrote:
This has been a long time EasyLanguage legacy.

It is part of programming's idiosyncrasies.
Just ignore the zero and always start with one and you will be ok.


This fact must be HIGHLIGHTED somewhere in the Arrays section of MC/PL documentation!
https://www.multicharts.com/trading-sof ... .php/Array

People are getting wrong results and/or waste hours trying to understand why things do not work as expected.

@MC/Angelina: Your thoughts/actions, please.

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Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference

Postby Zheka » 18 Apr 2017

None of the links on the official MC page (https://www.multicharts.com/trading-sof ... _Resources),
nor links given by Google, nor the one from Tony - work.

After some deeper searching the web, I did find the TS 8.3 EL Functions and Reserved Words manual.

BUT:
It describes only 50-60% of the functions currently available in MC!

It's high time that MC creates its own documentation on this.

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Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference

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Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference

Postby Zheka » 18 Apr 2017

This link does not work for me either :-(

Would you mind attaching the document,please?

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Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference

Postby tony » 18 Apr 2017

TJ wrote:Try this:


https://goo.gl/EI2cWF



That's the link I posted yesterday.

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Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference

Postby Henry MultiСharts » 18 Apr 2017

Zheka wrote:None of the links on the official MC page (https://www.multicharts.com/trading-sof ... _Resources),
nor links given by Google, nor the one from Tony - work.
After some deeper searching the web, I did find the TS 8.3 EL Functions and Reserved Words manual.
BUT:
It describes only 50-60% of the functions currently available in MC!
It's high time that MC creates its own documentation on this.
TJ wrote:Try this: https://goo.gl/EI2cWF
Zheka,

All of these links (including those in the Wiki) work ok. Please use a different web browser with extensions disabled.

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Re: Powerlanguage Function/studies Reference  [SOLVED]

Postby Zheka » 18 Apr 2017

Hmm. Indeed. I could access it via IE.

Still, a lot of MC's functions are not covered...


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