This script provides a library of every standard Pinescript array function for live testing with all supported array types.
You can find the full list of supported standard array functions below.
There are several libraries:
- Common String Functions Library
- Common Array Functions Library
- Standard Array Functions Library
- Supports all standard array functions (30+) with all possible array types* (* - except array.new* functions and label, line array types)
- Live Output for all/selected functions based on User Input. Test any function for possible errors you may encounter before using in script.
- Output filters: show errors, hide all excluded and show only allowed functions using a list of function names
- Console customization options: set custom text size, color, page length, line spacing
- uses Pinescript v3 Compatibility Framework
- uses Common String Functions Library
- has to be a separate script to reduce the number of local scopes in Common Array Function Library, there's no way to merge these scripts into a single library.
- lets you live test all standard array functions for errors. If you see an error - change params in UI
- array types that are not supported by certain functions and producing a compilation error were disabled with "error" showing up as result
- if you see "Loop too long" error - hide/unhide or reattach the script
- doesn't use pagination, a single str contains all output
- for most array functions to work (except push), an array must be defined with at least 1 pre-existing dummy element 0.
- array.slice and array.fill require from_index < to_index otherwise error
- array.join only supports string arrays, and delimiter must be a const string, can't be var/input. Use join_any_array to join any array type into string. You can also use tostring() to join int, float arrays.
- array.sort only supports int, float arrays. Use sort_any_array from the Common Array Function Library to sort any array type.
- array.sort only sorts values, doesn't preserve indexes. Use sort_any_array from the Common Array Function Library to sort any array while preserving indexes.
- array.concat appends string arrays in reverse order, other array types are appended correctly
- array.covariance requires 2 int, float arrays of the same size
- tostring(flag) works only for internal bool vars, flag expression can't depend on any inputs of any type, use bool_to_str instead
- you can't create an if/function that returns var type value/array - compiler uses strict types and doesn't allow that
- however you can assign array of any type to another array of any type creating an arr pointer of invalid type that must be reassigned to a matching array type before used in any expression to prevent error
- source_array and create_any_array2 use this loophole to return an int_arr pointer of a var type array
- this works for all array types defined with/without var keyword. This doesn't work for string arrays defined with var keyword for some reason
- you can't do this with var type vars, this can be done only with var type arrays because they are pointers passed by reference, while vars are the actual values passed by value.
- wrapper functions solve the problem of returning var array types. This is the only way of doing it when the top level arr type is undefined.
- you can only pass a var type value/array param to a function if all functions inside support every type - otherwise error
- alternatively values of every type must be passed simultaneously and processed separately by corresponding if branches/functions supporting these particular types returning a common single result type
- get_var_types solves this problem by generating a list of dummy values of every possible type including the source type, allowing a single valid branch to execute without error
- examples of functions supporting all array types: array.size, array.get, array.push. Examples of functions with limited type support: array.sort, array.join, array.max, tostring
- unlike var params/global vars, you can modify array params and global arrays directly from inside functions using standard array functions, but you can't use := (it only works for local arrays)
- inside function always work with array.copy to prevent accidental array modification
- you can't compare arrays
- there's no na equivalent for arrays, na( arr ) doesn't work
P.S. A wide array of skills calls for an even wider array of responsibilities
List of functions:
- array. avg ( arr )
- array.clear( arr )
- array.concat(arr1, arr2)
- array.copy( arr )
- array.covariance(arr1, arr2)
- array.fill( arr , value, index_from, index_to)
- array.get( arr , index)
- array.includes( arr , value)
- array.indexof( arr , value)
- array.insert( arr , index, value)
- array.join( arr , delimiter)
- array.lastindexof( arr , value)
- array.max( arr )
- array.median( arr )
- array.min( arr )
- array.mode( arr )
- array.pop( arr )
- array.push( arr , value)
- array.range( arr )
- array.remove( arr , index)
- array.reverse( arr )
- array.set( arr , index, value)
- array.shift( arr )
- array.size( arr )
- array.slice( arr , index_from, index_to)
- array.sort( arr , order)
- array.stdev( arr )
- array.sum( arr )
- array.unshift( arr , value)
- array.variance( arr )
In true TradingView spirit, the author of this script has published it open-source, so traders can understand and verify it. Cheers to the author! You may use it for free, but reuse of this code in a publication is governed by House Rules. You can favorite it to use it on a chart.