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2018-11-17 13:47:33

Is there a formula such as the "lower of" two values?
for example I'd like to plot the lower of two indicators when using an exit. such as the lower of an SMA and the SAR for example

using pseudo code
close<"lowerof" sma(10), sar(o.2,0.2);

I'm sure it could be written as an IF statement. but it would be so much easier if there was

2018-11-19 04:09:09


Best Answer

You can type something like:
a = min(sma(10), sar(0.2, 0.2));

For the IF Statement, you can type:
a = iff(condition, series1, series2);

2018-11-19 07:42:59


I have a similar problem, but with different series data.
With that formula I tried to get the lowest value from that three series, but the MIN function is not accepting that code:

v1 = GetSeries('C_1', close);
v2 = GetSeries('C_2', close);
v3 = GetSeries('C_3', close);
vMin = min(v1, v2, v3);

2018-11-19 15:53:43


certainly works for my predicament, thanks for responding so quickly absolutely amazing

2018-11-20 04:06:46


Use this:
vMin = min(v1, min(v2, v3));

2018-11-21 06:08:36


Okay, thank you.

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