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[blackcat] L2 Ehlers DFT Spectral Estimate

Level: 2

Background

John F. Ehlers introduced DFT Spectral Estimate in his "Cycle Analytics for Traders" chapter 9 on 2013.


Function

The DFT is accomplished by correlating the data with the cosine and sine of each period of interest over the selected window period. The sum of the squares of each of these correlated values represents the relative power at each period. The only user input is whether to select Spectral Dilation compensation. The default selection is NOT to use the compensation.

The spectrum values vary between 0 and 1 after being normalized. These values are converted to colors. When the spectrum is greater than 0.5 the colors combine red and yellow, with yellow being the result when spectrum = 1 and red being the result when the spectrum = 0.5. When the spectrum is less than 0.5, the red saturation is decreased, with the result that the color is black when spectrum = 0.


Key Signal


DominantCycle --> Dominant Cycle signal


Pros and Cons

100% John F. Ehlers definition translation of original work, even variable names are the same. This help readers who would like to use pine to read his book. If you had read his works, then you will be quite familiar with my code style.


Remarks

The 51th script for Blackcat1402 John F. Ehlers Week publication.


Readme

In real life, I am a prolific inventor. I have successfully applied for more than 60 international and regional patents in the past 12 years. But in the past two years or so, I have tried to transfer my creativity to the development of trading strategies. Tradingview is the ideal platform for me. I am selecting and contributing some of the hundreds of scripts to publish in Tradingview community. Welcome everyone to interact with me to discuss these interesting pine scripts.

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Open-source script

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