Accumulation Distribution Indicator
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Purpose

This topic provides a conceptual overview of the Accumulation Distribution indicator in the IGChartView™ control and uses a code sample to demonstrate how to add it to the chart view.

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Introduction

Accumulation Distribution indicator summary

The accumulation distribution indicator is a very popular volume related indicator. It evaluates the supply and demand of a stock, security, or index over time by looking at disparities in whether investors are selling or buying.

Data requirements

While the IGChartView control allows easy binding to your own data model, make sure to supply the appropriate amounts and types of data required by the series. If the data does not meet the minimum requirements, based on the type of series that you are using, the IGChartView will appear blank. The following is a list of data requirements for the accumulation distribution indicator type:

  • High (numeric)
  • Low (numeric)
  • Close (numeric)
  • Volume (numeric)

Adding an Accumulation Distribution Indicator to the IGChartView – Code Example:

Description

The code below uses the IGOHLCSeriesDataSourceHelper to supply randomly generated data to a financial price series that first gets added to the IGChartView instance, next the financial indicator is added to the IGChartView instance as a series, and then the IGChartView is added as a subview of the current UIView.

Prerequisites

This code example requires the inclusion of the IGChartView framework, detail about how to add this framework can be found in the Adding the Chart Framework File topic.

Code

In Objective-C:

    NSMutableArray *open = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];
    for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
        [open addObject:[[NSNumber alloc] initWithDouble:(arc4random() % 100)]];
    }
    
    NSMutableArray *high = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];
    for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
        [high addObject:[[NSNumber alloc] initWithDouble:(arc4random() % 100 + 30)]];
    }
    
    NSMutableArray *low = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];
    for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
        [low addObject:[[NSNumber alloc] initWithDouble:(arc4random() % 100)]];
    }
    
    NSMutableArray *close = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];
    for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
        [close addObject:[[NSNumber alloc] initWithDouble:(arc4random() % 100 + 10)]];
    }
    
    NSMutableArray *volume = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];
    for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++)
    {
        [volume addObject:[[NSNumber alloc] initWithDouble:(arc4random() % 1000000 + 100000)]];
    }
    
    IGOHLCSeriesDataSourceHelper *source = [[IGOHLCSeriesDataSourceHelper alloc] init];
    source.openValues = open;
    source.highValues = high;
    source.lowValues = low;
    source.closeValues = close;
    source.volumeValues = volume;
    
    IGChartView *infraChart = [[IGChartView alloc] initWithFrame:self.view.frame];
    [infraChart setAutoresizingMask:UIViewAutoresizingFlexibleWidth|UIViewAutoresizingFlexibleHeight];
    
    IGCategoryXAxis *xAxis = [[IGCategoryXAxis alloc] initWithKey:@"xAxis"];
    IGNumericYAxis *yAxis = [[IGNumericYAxis alloc] initWithKey:@"yAxis"];
    [infraChart addAxis:xAxis];
    [infraChart addAxis:yAxis];
    
    IGFinancialPriceSeries *financialPriceSeries = [[IGFinancialPriceSeries alloc] initWithKey:@"financialPriceSeries"];
    financialPriceSeries.xAxis = xAxis;
    financialPriceSeries.yAxis = yAxis;
    financialPriceSeries.dataSource = source;
    financialPriceSeries.displayType = IGPriceDisplayTypeCandlestick;
    IGAccumulationDistributionIndicator *financialIndicator = [[IGAccumulationDistributionIndicator alloc] initWithKey:@"financialIndicator"];
    financialIndicator.xAxis = xAxis;
    financialIndicator.yAxis = yAxis;
    financialIndicator.dataSource = source;
    financialIndicator.thickness = 3.0f;
    financialIndicator.trendLineThickness = 3.0f;
    financialIndicator.trendLineType = IGTrendLineTypeModifiedAverage;
    financialIndicator.trendLinePeriod = 5;
    
    [infraChart addSeries:financialPriceSeries];
    [infraChart addSeries:financialIndicator];
    [self.view addSubview:infraChart];

In C#:

Random r = new Random();
 
   List<NSObject> open = new List<NSObject>();
   List<NSObject> high = new List<NSObject>();
   List<NSObject> low = new List<NSObject>();
   List<NSObject> volumes = new List<NSObject>();
List<NSObject> close = new List<NSObject>();
   for(int i = 0;i <25; i++)
   {
    open.Add(new NSNumber(r.Next() % 100));
    high.Add(new NSNumber(r.Next() % 100 + 30));
    low.Add(new NSNumber(r.Next() % 100));
    close.Add(new NSNumber(r.Next() % 100 + 10));
volumes.Add(new NSNumber(r.Next() % 1000000 + 100000));
   }

   IGOHLCSeriesDataSourceHelper source = new IGOHLCSeriesDataSourceHelper();
   source.OpenValues = open.ToArray();
   source.HighValues = high.ToArray();
   source.LowValues = low.ToArray();
   source.CloseValues = close.ToArray();

   source.VolumeValues= volumes.ToArray();

   IGChartView chart = new IGChartView(this.View.Frame);
   chart.AutoresizingMask = UIViewAutoresizing.FlexibleHeight | UIViewAutoresizing.FlexibleWidth;
   this.View.AddSubview(chart);

   IGCategoryXAxis xAxis = new IGCategoryXAxis("xAxis");
   IGNumericYAxis yAxis = new IGNumericYAxis("yAxis");
   chart.AddAxis(xAxis);
   chart.AddAxis(yAxis);

   IGFinancialPriceSeries series = new IGFinancialPriceSeries("series");
   series.XAxis = xAxis;
   series.YAxis = yAxis;
   series.DataSource = source;
   series.DisplayType = IGPriceDisplayType.IGPriceDisplayTypeOHLC;

   chart.AddSeries(series);

 

IGAccumulationDistributionIndicator indicator = new IGAccumulationDistributionIndicator ("indicator");
   indicator.XAxis = xAxis;
   indicator.YAxis = yAxis;
   indicator.DataSource = source;
   indicator.TrendLineType = IGTrendLineType.IGTrendLineTypeModifiedAverage;
   indicator.TrendLinePeriod = 5;
   chart.AddSeries(indicator);


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This is a group of topics explaining the various types of chart series, supported by the IGChartView control, that are classified as financial indicators.