This exposure allows NaN values to be used by methods in scripts.
I also show how to use values, even NaN values, as anchors from which statistics can be computed from.
I demonstrate how to do this with constants and variables in methods for computing the cumulative/rolling average of a series.
I also show how to calculate the cumulative/rolling average from the start of a ticker series using the aforementioned methods.
Each method has a description on how some of their parts work as well as their constraints.
Method #1 - Can only be used for computing the rolling average on the ticker series.
Method #2 - The from the Pine Script reference.
- Can be used to calculate the rolling average of the ticker series and number values of a series.
- This method seems to cause an error when there are many bars in the series.
Method #3 - The most versatile method due to the use of computing the rolling average using an array.
- Timeout will occur when computing the rolling average of an entire ticker series which is long.
- Timeout has not occurred when computing a rolling average of a series from NaN or non-NaN anchor points even when the series is long.
This is an attempt to get around the constraints of the built-in (source, length) function in which length cannot be dynamically adjusted.
Other Pine Script functions have that constraint which we can get around by defining our own functions.