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PointFigureChart

PointFigureChart
makes a point and figure chart with prices at date .
PointFigureChart
makes a point and figure chart of closing prices for the financial entity over the date range daterange.
PointFigureChart
makes a point and figure chart with point and figure height s and n reversals.
  • A point and figure chart is drawn as a series of bars with alternating directions. Changes that continue a trend are drawn in increments of a fixed size. A new column is drawn when the direction changes by n units.
  • The following arguments can be used to specify the step s:
{"Relative",p}fraction of price range (default)
{"Absolute",p}absolute price change
  • The dates are considered an ordered sequence of events, and are not shown on an absolute time scale.
{datei,pi}a pure date-price pair
wi[{datei,pi},...]a date-price pair and wrapper
formi->mia date-price pair with metadata
  • A point and figure chart element may represent several date-price pairs and the corresponding wrappers will apply to the entire chart element.
  • Data not given in these is taken to be missing, and typically is excluded when generating the chart.
{e1,e2,...}list of elements with or without wrappers
w[{e1,e2,...}]wrapper applied to the whole data
  • The following wrappers can be used for data elements:
Annotation[e,label]provide an annotation
Button[e,action]define an action to execute when the element is clicked
EventHandler[e,...]define a general event handler for the element
Hyperlink[e,uri]make the element act as a hyperlink
Labeled[e,...]display the element with labeling
PopupWindow[e,cont]attach a popup window to the element
StatusArea[e,label]display in the status area when the element is moused over
Style[e,opts]show the element using the specified styles
Tooltip[e,label]attach an arbitrary tooltip to the element
Top,Bottom,Left,Right,Centerpositions within point or figure
Above, Below, Before, Afterpositions outside point or figure
{{bx,by},{lx,ly}}scaled position in the label at scaled position in the point or figure
AspectRatioAutomaticoverall ratio of width to height
AxesTruewhether to draw axes
ChartBaseStyleAutomaticoverall style for bars
ChartElementFunctionAutomatichow to generate raw graphics for point and figure bars
ChartElementsAutomaticgraphics to use in each of the points and figures
DateFunctionAutomatichow to convert dates to standard form
EventLabelsNoneevents to label
GridLinesAutomaticgrid lines to draw
GridLinesStyleAutomaticstyle for grid lines
PerformanceGoal$PerformanceGoalaspects of performance to try to optimize
TrendStyleAutomatichow to style up and down trends
ScalingFunctionsNonehow to scale the axis
  • The arguments supplied to ChartElementFunction are the bar region , the date-price pairs list, and metadata .
  • With the setting ChartElements, up and down will be used for figures and points, respectively.
  • EventLabels specifies a label associated with . The label will be displayed with the point or figure that has a date range that includes .
Chart the prices from a list of values:
Use three months of prices from FinancialData entities:
Specify a date range:
Change the reversal threshold:
Chart the prices from a list of values:
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Use three months of prices from FinancialData entities:
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Specify a date range:
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Change the reversal threshold:
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Automatically get quarterly data for a financial entity:
Get data for a specific date range:
Get data from FinancialData:
Point and figure height by default is a fraction of the price range:
Specify increment size as a fraction of the price range:
Use fixed-size increments:
A new column starts when price change exceeds the reversal value:
Use wrappers on individual data:
Use wrappers on entire datasets:
Wrappers can be nested:
Override the default tooltips:
Use PopupWindow to provide additional drilldown information:
Button can be used to trigger any action:
Specify styles for up and down trends:
Use preset styles:
Use classical point and figure elements:
Use custom chart elements:
ChartBaseStyle can be used to set a style for all chart elements:
Style can be used to override styles:
Use built-in programmatically generated bars:
Use Labeled to add a label to a candlestick:
Use symbolic positions for label placement:
Label a list of date events:
Use Placed to control the positioning of labels, using the same positions as for Labeled:
Use the default axes:
Turn off the axes:
Axes origin is on the left by default:
Place the axis at the end of February:
Use named positions for the axis:
Use ChartBaseStyle to style the points and figures:
ChartBaseStyle combines with TrendStyle:
ChartStyle may override settings for ChartBaseStyle:
Style may override settings for ChartBaseStyle:
Use any Graphics object for the points and figures:
Use different markers for up and down trends:
Chart elements are sized to match the point and figure heights:
Graphical elements pick up the style from TrendStyle:
Use images for the bars:
Use preset chart elements:
Stretch the shape to fill the bar:
Get a list of built-in settings for ChartElementFunction:
ChartElementFunction shows the global scale:
Write a custom ChartElementFunction:
Events are labeled at the price by default:
Use Placed to control label placement:
Use Placed to control label appearance:
Grid lines are used by default:
Turn off date grid lines:
Turn off price grid lines:
Place grid lines at month or year boundaries:
Use dotted grid lines for months and red grid lines for years:
By default, GridLinesStyle uses dotted grid lines with emphasized year grid lines:
Style grid lines:
Generate a PointFigureChart with interactive highlighting:
Emphasize performance by disabling interactive behaviors:
Typically, less memory is required for non-interactive charts:
PointFigureChart automatically draws all price dates:
Limit to a specific date range:
PlotRange only includes dates for which there is data:
Prices are normally shown on a linear scale:
Show prices on a logarithmic scale:
TrendStyle uses green for up trends and red for down trends by default:
Use black for up trends and red for down trends:
Use named styles:
TrendStyle combines with ChartBaseStyle:
With TrendStyle set to None, the base style is used for up trends and empty bars for down trends:
TrendStyle->style uses style for up trends and empty bars for down trends:
Larger height value filters out more noises:
A new column starts when price change exceeds the reversal value:
PointFigureChart only shows time periods with significant change in price:
Use CandlestickChart to visualize the financial data:
Use TradingChart to visualize and analyze financial data:
Use InteractiveTradingChart to visualize and interactively analyze financial data:
Use RenkoChart, LineBreakChart, and KagiChart to analyze the relation of financial prices and time:
Use DateListPlot to visualize financial data:
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