Programming the TB-F

David G. Hawkins

The topfinder-bottomfinder (TB-F) indicator turns out to be rather challenging to program. It requires using for-next loops (or, “do loops” as they're often called), which are not part of the high-level scripting languages of many of the standard technical analysis (TA) software packages, such as MetaStock. So, for those platforms, it has to be programmed in one of the full-featured programming languages, such as C++, and then attached as a plug-in to a TA program. We have had this done for a MetaStock plug-in, and that's what is being used for most of the illustrations in this book. I also advised the programmer at StockShare Publishing, LLC on how to do this, and they produced a plug-in that ...

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