# Weis pip zigzag jayy

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What you see here is the Weis pip zigzag wave plotted directly on the price chart.  This script is the companion to the Weis pip wave (  ) which is plotted in the lower panel of the displayed chart and can be used as an alternate way of plotting the same results.  The Weis pip zigzag wave shows how far in terms of price a Weis wave has traveled through the duration of a Weis wave.  The Weis pip zigzag wave is used in combination with the Weis cumulative volume wave.  The two waves must be set to the same "wave size".

To use this script you must set the wave size.  Using the traditional Weis method simply enter the desired wave size in the box "Select Weis Wave Size"  In this example, it is set to 5.  Each wave for each security and each timeframe requires its own wave size.  Although not the traditional method a more automatic way to set wave size would be to use ATR.  This is not the true Weis method but it does give you similar waves and, importantly, without the hassle described above. Once the Weis wave size is set then the pip wave will be shown.

I have put a pip zigzag of a 5 point Weis wave on the bar chart - that is a different script.  I have added it to allow your eye to see what a Weis wave looks like.  You will notice that the wave is not in straight lines connecting wave tops to bottoms this is a function of the limitations of Pinescript version 1.  This script would need to be in version 4 to allow straight lines.  There are too many calculations within this script to allow conversion to Pinescript version 4 or even Version 3.  I am in the process of rewriting this script to reduce the number of calculations and streamline the algorithm.

The numbers plotted on the chart are calculated to be relative numbers.  The script is limited to showing only three numbers vertically.  Only the highest three values of a number are shown.  For example, if the highest recent pip value is 12,345 only the first 3 numerals would be displayed ie 123.  But suppose there is a recent value of 691.  It would not be helpful to display 691 if the other wave size is shown as 123. To give the appropriate relative value the script will show a value of 7 instead of 691. This informs you of the relative magnitude of the values.  This is done automatically within the script.  There is likely no need to manually override the automatically calculated value.  I will create a video that demonstrates the manual override method.

What is a Weis wave?  David Weis has been recognized as a Wyckoff method analyst he has written two books one of which, Trades About to Happen, describes the evolution of the now popular Weis wave.  The method employed by Weis is to identify waves of price action and to compare the strength of the waves on characteristics of wave strength.  Chief among the characteristics of strength is the cumulative volume of the wave.  There are other markers that Weis uses as well for example how the actual price difference between the start of the Weis wave from start to finish.  Weis also uses time, particularly when using a Renko chart.  Weis specifically uses candle or bar closes to define all wave action ie a line chart.

David Weis did a futures  io video which is a popular source of information about his method.

This is the identical script with the identical settings but without the offending links. If you want to see the pip Weis method in practice then search Weis pip wave.  If you want to see Weis chart in pdf then message me and I will give a link or the Weis pdf .  Why would you want to see the Weis chart for May 27, 2020?  Merely to confirm the veracity of my algorithm.  You could compare my Weis chart here (https://www.tradingview.com/x/tNeK79Fu/) from the same period to the David Weis chart from May 27. Both waves are for the ES!1 4 hour chart and both for a wave size of 5.
Информация о релизе: This update fixes some issues with the current Pinescript version of my Weis zig zag. I have added a better way to plot waves on a new IPO.    A couple of critical algo typos were fixed. The default is now cumulative volume waves using an ATR of 7 and a multiplication factor of .5.  This will get you up and running more quickly when studying charts.  However, you should choose the Traditional method to be true to David Weis technique as described in his book "Trades About to Happen" and in the Futures IO Webcast featuring David Weis.  To use the traditional method uncheck the box that states "Use average true range?".  Then proceed to choose a wave size "Select Weis Wave Size".  You must set a wave size for each timeframe and for each security. This script uses up all available plot statements.  If you wish to change the text colour make the changes on line three of the script.
The wave size shown is a traditional Weis wave size of \$1.
I am abandoning the Version 1 Pinescript version in favour of Pinescript Version 4 which now allows lines and labels up to 500.  Until this happened last November there was no point in creating the version 4 adaption of my script.  Pinescript 4 allows for horizontal numbers and much improved wave plotting. The dialogue boxes are more intuitive.  The use of this script still requires a working knowledge of the Weis method. Version 4 is a work in progress.  The current draft is here. The script is currently protected until I have a final version that I am comfortable with. David Weis passed away on December 17, 2020.  May he rest in peace. jayy:
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## Комментарии

How to read these numbers? They mean volume, the greater numbers the bigger volume or what?
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genkir
@genkir, Watch this: The numbers plotted on the chart are calculated to be relative numbers. The script is limited to showing only three numbers vertically. Only the highest three values of a number are shown. For example, if the highest recent pip value is 12,345 only the first 3 numerals would be displayed ie 123. But suppose there is a recent value of 691. It would not be helpful to display 691 if the other wave size is shown as 123. To give the appropriate relative value the script will show a value of 7 instead of 691. This informs you of the relative magnitude of the values. This is done automatically within the script. There is likely no need to manually override the automatically calculated value.
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jayy
@jayy, Also I sent the link for a David Weis webinar on future io. Watch at the 27 to 29 minute mark. The whole video will give you an idea of the method.
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jayy
@jayy, thank you very much!
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jayy
@jayy, can you send me link for David Weis webinar
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Hi, i want to ask, how to change volume numbers to show horizontally not vertically? Thank you
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thinkinwaves
@thinkinwaves, use the temporary Pinescript version 4 script(s), jayy: and
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Can you please add text colour choice? Black volume numbers you place above and below zig zags are illegible on dark theme charts.
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RiskvsPizza
@RiskvsPizza, read lines 3 and 4. They explain how to change the text colour. This script uses pre-pinescript version 4 (version 1) and so the plotting of numbers consumes plot statements. All Pinescript versions allow a maximum of 64 plot statements. Colour changes impact plot statement counts. This script uses the full allotment of 64 plot statements. For that reason you would need to make the following changes to lines 3 and 4:
//blackr=black // to change text colour on a dark screen try blackr=yellow just put // in front of this line and remove it from the next then save
blackr=yellow
You can put any colour instead of yellow.
Alternately, read my March 29 comments above and use the link (click on the chart graphic) to use the temporary pinescript version 4 script. Version 4 introduces a new way of plotting labels/characters and certain types of lines, including the associated colour, the limit on these new kinds of plots is 5000. You will find a line in the dialogue box to adjust the text colour. jayy
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