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simpler fractal indicator requested if possible...

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[2013-06-04 15:35:28]
User53765 - Posts: 66
Hi Sierra Support,

Im looking at the list of technical indicators and only see the Bill Williams fractal indicator. What im observing is a standard fractal calculation vs Bill Williams fractal indicator may be different as many fractal points are getting missed.

Can you please let me know if you guys can add a standard Fractal indicator based on a simple 5 bar formation without any other adjustments.

Thanks in advance, AD.
[2013-06-04 22:09:58]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 100043
Do you have the formula for this? If it is simple, we should be able to add it.
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[2013-06-04 23:51:34]
User53765 - Posts: 66
No I do not have the formula required to input for this indicator, sorry. Nor am I aware of how to go about getting it.

It maybe possible to copy and paste a formula used on another platform I can double check, but I don`t know if this would help.

Please let me know. Thanks.
[2013-06-06 00:12:16]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 100043
Go ahead and post what you have. But we cannot make any promises about if we could add it or not. We are quite busy with other things now.
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[2013-06-06 00:50:40]
User53765 - Posts: 66
Im posting a code from another platform. Hopefully this helps. If not I don`t think there is anything more I can do. Kind Regards,AD.

#property link "http://www.metaquotes.net"

#property indicator_chart_window
#property indicator_buffers 2
#property indicator_color1 Red
#property indicator_color2 Blue
//---- input parameters

//---- buffers
double ExtUpFractalsBuffer[];
double ExtDownFractalsBuffer[];
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
//| Custom indicator initialization function |
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
int init()
{
//---- indicator buffers mapping
SetIndexBuffer(0,ExtUpFractalsBuffer);
SetIndexBuffer(1,ExtDownFractalsBuffer);
//---- drawing settings
SetIndexStyle(0,DRAW_ARROW);
SetIndexArrow(0,119);
SetIndexStyle(1,DRAW_ARROW);
SetIndexArrow(1,119);
//----
SetIndexEmptyValue(0,0.0);
SetIndexEmptyValue(1,0.0);
//---- name for DataWindow
SetIndexLabel(0,"Fractal Up");
SetIndexLabel(1,"Fractal Down");
//---- initialization done
return(0);
}
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
//| Custor indicator deinitialization function |
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
int deinit()
{
//---- TODO: add your code here

//----
return(0);
}
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
//| Custom indicator iteration function |
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
int start()
{
int i,nCountedBars;
bool bFound;
double dCurrent;
nCountedBars=IndicatorCounted();
//---- last counted bar will be recounted
if(nCountedBars<=2)
i=Bars-nCountedBars-3;
if(nCountedBars>2)
{
nCountedBars--;
i=Bars-nCountedBars-1;
}
//----Up and Down Fractals
while(i>=2)
{
//----Fractals up
bFound=false;
dCurrent=High;
if(dCurrent>High[i+1] && dCurrent>High[i+2] && dCurrent>High[i-1] && dCurrent>High[i-2])
{
bFound=true;
ExtUpFractalsBuffer=dCurrent;
}
//----6 bars Fractal
if(!bFound && (Bars-i-1)>=3)
{
if(dCurrent==High[i+1] && dCurrent>High[i+2] && dCurrent>High[i+3] &&
dCurrent>High[i-1] && dCurrent>High[i-2])
{
bFound=true;
ExtUpFractalsBuffer=dCurrent;
}
}
//----7 bars Fractal
if(!bFound && (Bars-i-1)>=4)
{
if(dCurrent>=High[i+1] && dCurrent==High[i+2] && dCurrent>High[i+3] && dCurrent>High[i+4] &&
dCurrent>High[i-1] && dCurrent>High[i-2])
{
bFound=true;
ExtUpFractalsBuffer=dCurrent;
}
}
//----8 bars Fractal
if(!bFound && (Bars-i-1)>=5)
{
if(dCurrent>=High[i+1] && dCurrent==High[i+2] && dCurrent==High[i+3] && dCurrent>High[i+4] && dCurrent>High[i+5] &&
dCurrent>High[i-1] && dCurrent>High[i-2])
{
bFound=true;
ExtUpFractalsBuffer=dCurrent;
}
}
//----9 bars Fractal
if(!bFound && (Bars-i-1)>=6)
{
if(dCurrent>=High[i+1] && dCurrent==High[i+2] && dCurrent>=High[i+3] && dCurrent==High[i+4] && dCurrent>High[i+5] &&
dCurrent>High[i+6] && dCurrent>High[i-1] && dCurrent>High[i-2])
{
bFound=true;
ExtUpFractalsBuffer=dCurrent;
}
}
//----Fractals down
bFound=false;
dCurrent=Low;
if(dCurrent<Low[i+1] && dCurrent<Low[i+2] && dCurrent<Low[i-1] && dCurrent<Low[i-2])
{
bFound=true;
ExtDownFractalsBuffer=dCurrent;
}
//----6 bars Fractal
if(!bFound && (Bars-i-1)>=3)
{
if(dCurrent==Low[i+1] && dCurrent<Low[i+2] && dCurrent<Low[i+3] &&
dCurrent<Low[i-1] && dCurrent<Low[i-2])
{
bFound=true;
ExtDownFractalsBuffer=dCurrent;
}
}
//----7 bars Fractal
if(!bFound && (Bars-i-1)>=4)
{
if(dCurrent<=Low[i+1] && dCurrent==Low[i+2] && dCurrent<Low[i+3] && dCurrent<Low[i+4] &&
dCurrent<Low[i-1] && dCurrent<Low[i-2])
{
bFound=true;
ExtDownFractalsBuffer=dCurrent;
}
}
//----8 bars Fractal
if(!bFound && (Bars-i-1)>=5)
{
if(dCurrent<=Low[i+1] && dCurrent==Low[i+2] && dCurrent==Low[i+3] && dCurrent<Low[i+4] && dCurrent<Low[i+5] &&
dCurrent<Low[i-1] && dCurrent<Low[i-2])
{
bFound=true;
ExtDownFractalsBuffer=dCurrent;
}
}
//----9 bars Fractal
if(!bFound && (Bars-i-1)>=6)
{
if(dCurrent<=Low[i+1] && dCurrent==Low[i+2] && dCurrent<=Low[i+3] && dCurrent==Low[i+4] && dCurrent<Low[i+5] &&
dCurrent<Low[i+6] && dCurrent<Low[i-1] && dCurrent<Low[i-2])
{
bFound=true;
ExtDownFractalsBuffer=dCurrent;
}
}
i--;
}
//----
return(0);
}
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+

[2013-06-06 09:19:28]
tobi - Posts: 349
User53765,

have a look at Sierra Chart's study called Swing High And Low.
Maybe this is what you're looking for.
[2013-06-06 14:55:25]
User53765 - Posts: 66
Thanks Tobi fx,

Swing high low does have the same effect that I was looking for.

All the best, AD.

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