John F. introuced the Distance Coefficient Filter in his "Rocket Science for Traders" chapter 18 on 2001.
Dr . considered the gray shading levels as distances, he had away of computing filter coefficients in terms of sharpness of the edge. White is the maximum distance in one direction from the median gray, and black is the maximum distance in the other direction. In this sense, distance is a measure of departure from the edge, taking into account the edge sharpness. Transitioning to price charts, the difference in prices can be imagined as a distance. Recalling the Pythagorean Theorem (which the length of the hypotenuse of a triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides), Dr applied it to the needs and say that a generalized length at any data sample is the square root of the sum of the squares of the price difference between that price and each of the prices back for the length of the filter window. The distances squared at each data point are the coefficients of the filter.
Coef --> filter coefficients array
Distance2 --> Distance array
Filt --> filter output
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