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Counter or Time Clock in TOS?

I'm wondering if TOS has a similar counter that eSignal has which tells you how much time is remaining before a candle closes. So on a 5-minute chart it would count down from 5 minutes to zero the time remaining before that bar closes. If there is one available in TOS I'm hoping I don't have to program anything as I wouldn't have a clue how to due it.

If worse comes to worst I'll use my cooking timer.

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I'm wondering if TOS has a similar counter that eSignal has which tells you how much time is remaining before a candle closes. So on a 5-minute chart it would count down from 5 minutes to zero the time remaining before that bar closes. If there is one available in TOS I'm hoping I don't have to program anything as I wouldn't have a clue how to due it.

If worse comes to worst I'll use my cooking timer.

TIA

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I'm wondering if TOS has a similar counter that eSignal has which tells you how much time is remaining before a candle closes. So on a 5-minute chart it would count down from 5 minutes to zero the time remaining before that bar closes. If there is one available in TOS I'm hoping I don't have to program anything as I wouldn't have a clue how to due it.

If worse comes to worst I'll use my cooking timer.

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If your on time charts, thre is a clock in the top right. You have to do your own math. They don't have this or tick counters. You may be able to use the secondsfromtime feature and create a bubble.

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> input StartTime = 930;
> input Interval_In_Minutes = 15;
> input displace = 0.2;
>
> def AftrStartTime = secondsFromTime(StartTime-1)>59;
> def StartPoint = !AftrStartTime[1] and AftrStartTime;
>
> def MinutesGoneBy = if AftrStartTime then secondsFromTime(StartTime)/60 else
0;
>
> def IntervalPast = if AftrStartTime then
> roundDown(MinutesGoneBy/Interval_In_Minutes,0) else 0;
>
> def IntervalPoint=IntervalPast > IntervalPast[1];
>
> rec MinutesPastInterval = if IntervalPoint or StartPoint then 0 else
> MinutesPastInterval[1] + 1;
>
> def OneMinuteLeft = MinutesPastInterval == (Interval_In_Minutes - 1);
>
> plot IntervalGoneBy = if IntervalPoint then high+displace else double.nan;
> IntervalGoneBy.SetStyle(curve.POINTS);
> IntervalGoneBy.SetLineWeight(5);
>
> addChartBubble(OneMinuteLeft,high,"1");
> addChartLabel(OneMinuteLeft,"1 Minute Left");
>
> alert(oneMinuteLeft, concat(getSymbolPart(), " trend line violation"),
alert.BAR, sound.Ring);

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input StartTime = 930;
input Interval_In_Minutes = 15;
input displace = 0.2;

def AftrStartTime = secondsFromTime(StartTime-1)>59;
def StartPoint = !AftrStartTime[1] and AftrStartTime;

def MinutesGoneBy = if AftrStartTime then secondsFromTime(StartTime)/60 else 0;

def IntervalPast = if AftrStartTime then
roundDown(MinutesGoneBy/Interval_In_Minutes,0) else 0;

def IntervalPoint=IntervalPast > IntervalPast[1];

rec MinutesPastInterval = if IntervalPoint or StartPoint then 0 else
MinutesPastInterval[1] + 1;

def OneMinuteLeft = MinutesPastInterval == (Interval_In_Minutes - 1);

plot IntervalGoneBy = if IntervalPoint then high+displace else double.nan;
IntervalGoneBy.SetStyle(curve.POINTS);
IntervalGoneBy.SetLineWeight(5);

addChartBubble(OneMinuteLeft,high,"1");
addChartLabel(OneMinuteLeft,"1 Minute Left");

alert(oneMinuteLeft, concat(getSymbolPart(), " trend line violation"),
alert.BAR, sound.Ring);

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This code sounds a chime every minute. It is a thinkScript study. You can
change the default to whatever time length you want. I set it to one minute in
order to test it. There are only 4 wav sounds you can play, Bell, Chimes, Ring,
Ding. That is all that thinkScript has available.

input Interval_In_Minutes = 1;
def MinutesGoneBy = secondsFromTime(15)/60;

def IntervalPast = round100(((MinutesGoneBy/Interval_In_Minutes)/100));

def IntervalGoneBy = if IntervalPast > IntervalPast[1] then 1 else 0;

alert(IntervalGoneBy == 1," ",Alert.BAR,sound.chimes);

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This code sounds a chime every minute. It is a thinkScript study. You can
change the default to whatever time length you want. I set it to one minute in
order to test it. There are only 4 wav sounds you can play, Bell, Chimes, Ring,
Ding. That is all that thinkScript has available.

input Interval_In_Minutes = 1;
def MinutesGoneBy = secondsFromTime(15)/60;

def IntervalPast = round100(((MinutesGoneBy/Interval_In_Minutes)/100));

def IntervalGoneBy = if IntervalPast > IntervalPast[1] then 1 else 0;

alert(IntervalGoneBy == 1," ",Alert.BAR,sound.chimes);


thanks, this helps for instance being alerted to when an odd candle will close/open like 3 minute.

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Any new offerings on this front? Just spoke with TOS, and there is indeed nothing native now, but the rep thought there was something he saw on YouTube though. I couldn't find anything though...

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Just found this on this on the web as another attempt at at timer... I've tried playing with it, and I can't get it do what I want though.

# bar timer adds a vertical line 1 min before the interval_In_Minutes in minutes elapses
input StartTime = 0930;
input Interval_In_Minutes = 30;
def AftrStartTime = secondsFromTime(StartTime-1)>59;
def StartPoint = !AftrStartTime[1] and AftrStartTime;
def MinutesGoneBy = if AftrStartTime then secondsFromTime(StartTime)/60 else 0;
def IntervalPast = if AftrStartTime then
roundDown(MinutesGoneBy/Interval_In_Minutes,0) else 0;
def IntervalPoint=IntervalPast > IntervalPast[1];
rec MinutesPastInterval = if IntervalPoint or StartPoint then 0 else
MinutesPastInterval[1] + 1;
AddVerticalLine( intervalpoint , "timealert", Color.CYAN);

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