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Plotting Graphs in Excel - Any suggestions

Guys very very basic question. Are there any Add-ins or anything which i can use to plot graphs from excel data. My data is huge and everything in excel... from MA's to Breadth data & what not sorted columnwise. I want to be able to select columns & give me quick graphs. I do not want any hassle of VBA's.

Currently even something like plotting a MACD/EMA vs price is something i am having a problem with & results are not pretty & slick. I am not really interested in MACD plot...just an example.

Any suggestions/ examples of what you plotting from excel data will be great.

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well wondering if any auto charting tool out there where one can point data to X or Y axis's or multiples of Xs & Ys to auto generate charts for any data
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advantage...i.e can auto generate charts rather than a static excel chart which is embedded.

if you have used anything similar pls post....if not will update the thread at a later date if i find anything

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Hi,

A possibility is to save the file in csv format.

Then, a few lines of R code are enough to read the file and chart whatever we want.

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Hi @Nicolas11...wow is that so !! Can the graphs we across multiple .csv's or needs to be only in 1 single csv.

All data is already in .csv format as currently all data is analyzed & tabled. Only thing is no visual stuff other than heatmaps.

Am just getting started with R so not savyy at all. Do i just need to get it into R. Any particular package. I have downloaded R and RStudio and tinkering.

Is there an R addin in excel which you think will make life easy?...any thought will help

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RStudio is an appropriate IDE.

Multiple CSV files, either for rows or columns, can be managed.

No R additional package for basic plotting.

By the way, many things can be done in Excel also. In particular, you can change the format of the plot of a given series, in order, for instance, to have a line drawn above an histogram.

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yea thanks. What i was looking for is more like a sharpcharts program available @ stockcharts for the desktop for my own data. Have not been able to find something similar in functionality.

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Do you mean that you want to replicate something as the screenshot below?

A way to do it is simply to import the data in a trading platform (NinjaTrader, MultiCharts, SierraChart, etc.), and use the charting capabilities of this platform.

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Yes you are spot on...that's what I am looking for. Have data in excel just want to chart. Problem is it is not a scalable solution since data is constantly being written into excel.

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It's a new information.

For a better understanding of the context:
1) How do you manage to have the Excel file updated?
2) When you say "constantly", you mean "once per day"?

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