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Time: 2015-04-10 | Download file:VQ_bars.mq4

//+------------------------------------------------------------------+                                                 VQ.mq4 |
//|                                               Volatility Quality |
//|                                                by [email protected] |
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
#property  indicator_chart_window
#property  indicator_buffers 2
#property  indicator_color1  Green
#property  indicator_color2  Red
#property  indicator_width1  2
#property  indicator_width2  2
//----
extern   int      Length=5;
extern   int      Method=3;
extern   int      Smoothing=1;
extern   int      Filter=5;
extern   bool     Steady =false;
//----
double   VQ[];
double   SumVQ[];
double   DIR[];
double   UpBuffer[];
double   DnBuffer[];
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
int init()
  {
   IndicatorBuffers(5);
   SetIndexStyle(0,DRAW_HISTOGRAM);
   SetIndexBuffer(0,UpBuffer);
   SetIndexStyle(1,DRAW_HISTOGRAM);
   SetIndexBuffer(1,DnBuffer);
   SetIndexBuffer(2,SumVQ);
   SetIndexBuffer(3,VQ);
   SetIndexBuffer(4,DIR);
//----
   if (Length < 2) Length=2;
   if (Method < 0) Method=0;
   if (Method > 3) Method=3;
   if (Smoothing < 0) Smoothing=0;
   if (Filter < 0) Filter=0;
//----
   string short_name="VQ | "+ Length + " , " +
   Method + " , " + Smoothing + " , " + Filter + "  | ";
   IndicatorShortName(short_name);
   SetIndexEmptyValue(0, 0.0);
   SetIndexEmptyValue(1, 0.0);
   SetIndexEmptyValue(2, 0.0);
   SetIndexEmptyValue(3, 0.0);
   return(0);
  }
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
int start()
  {
   double MH=0, ML=0, MO=0, MC=0, MC1=0;
   int i, j, limit, counted_bars=IndicatorCounted();
//---- check for possible errors
   if(counted_bars<0) return(-1);
//---- last counted bar will be recounted
   if(counted_bars>0) counted_bars--;
//---- 
   if(counted_bars<1) i=Bars-Length-1;
   else i=Bars-counted_bars;
   if(counted_bars<1)
     {
      j=Bars-Length-1;
      SumVQ[j + 1]=Close[j + 1];
     }
   while(i>=0)
     {
      MH=iMA(NULL,0,Length,0,Method,PRICE_HIGH,i);
      ML=iMA(NULL,0,Length,0,Method,PRICE_LOW,i);
      MO=iMA(NULL,0,Length,0,Method,PRICE_OPEN,i);
      MC=iMA(NULL,0,Length,0,Method,PRICE_CLOSE,i);
      MC1=iMA(NULL,0,Length,0,Method,PRICE_CLOSE,i+Smoothing);
      if (Steady==true)
        {
         MC=iMA(NULL,0,Length,0,Method,PRICE_MEDIAN,i);
         MC1=iMA(NULL,0,Length,0,Method,PRICE_MEDIAN,i+Smoothing);
        }
      if((MH - ML)>0) VQ[i]=MathAbs(((MC - MC1)/MathMax(MH - ML, MathMax(MH - MC1, MC1 - ML)) + (MC - MO)/(MH - ML)) * 0.5) * ((MC - MC1 + (MC - MO)) * 0.5);
      SumVQ[i]=SumVQ[i + 1] + VQ[i];
      if (Filter > 0) if (MathAbs(SumVQ[i] - SumVQ[i + 1]) < Filter * Point) SumVQ[i]=SumVQ[i + 1];
      i--;
     }
   if(counted_bars<1) limit=Bars-Length-1;
   else limit=Bars-counted_bars;
   for(i=limit-1; i>=0; i--)
     {
      if (SumVQ[i] > SumVQ[i+1]) DIR[i]=1;
      if (SumVQ[i] < SumVQ[i+1]) DIR[i]=-1;
      if (SumVQ[i]== SumVQ[i+1]) DIR[i]=DIR[i + 1];
      if (DIR[i] > 0)
        {
         UpBuffer[i]=High[i];
         DnBuffer[i]=Low[i];
        }
      else
         if (DIR[i] < 0)
           {
            DnBuffer[i]=High[i];
            UpBuffer[i]=Low[i];
           }
     }
//----
   return(0);
  }
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+

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