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Started:January 17th, 2012 (06:51 PM) by vincectec Views / Replies:4,770 / 3
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Thinkorswim education

Old January 17th, 2012, 06:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thinkorswim education

I am having difficulty finding concise, well orgainzed training materials for Thinkorswim. I've googled and found nothing that was very satisfying. When the help person at Thinkorswim is asked (several; times) the usual answer is something like "Thinkorswim is to complex and convvluted to enable a comprhensive training manual, so just consider individual traing videos that might be apporpriate". I don't believe that constructing a DYI training syllibus is appropriate to such a critical task. So I am looking for suggestions to accomplish my goals. My interest at present is only in stock trading, using personal criteria formulas for stock selection filtering. I have no problem doing this with the Worden TC2000 ploatform, but Thinkorswim remains a mystery. Thinkorswim for Dummies would be great.

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Old January 17th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've found lots of stuff through google just by typing in 'thinkscript'.

In the platform, they have swim lessons which is very easy to access
through the chat.

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Old January 17th, 2012, 10:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Go to the help tab and there is an icon "thinkDesktop User Manual" (on the right middle). It is their most recently written manual.,100

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Old October 3rd, 2016, 03:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Variable declaration

I have defined a variable and TOS won't let me use it.
Here is the snippet
def IMHLAmidprice;
switch (timePerProfile) {
case CHART:
IMHLAmidprice = ProfileMid;
case MINUTE:
IMHLAmidprice = if plotsDomain then pc else Double.NaN;
#Tracks Volumeprofile
case HOUR:
IMHLAmidprice = if plotsDomain then pc else Double.NaN;
#Tracks Volumeprofile
case DAY:
IMHLAmidprice = if plotsDomain then pc else Double.NaN;
#Tracks Volumeprofile
case WEEK:
case MONTH:
case "OPT EXP":
case BAR:

I receive:
Value never assigned to IMHLAmidprice at line number

I have been a programmer for 40 years and cant even fathom what is incorrect here.
I have seen other people use def varname; it works.
Is it the switch statement that cant be used this way? I have seen other scripts do this. that is why I am trying this.

It is pretty simple Backus-Naur format.

Thanks in advance

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