Hi there,

I have recently started using the TA-Lib and it is excellent. I am however, having some difficulty using the candlestick recognition functions. Specifically, I am not sure how to interpret the output from the functions.

In MATLAB, I have a candlestick plot of my entire stock price history and I then use the candlestick functions to recognise the patterns. As an example for the three inside up/down function (TA_CDL3INSIDE), I get 0’s and then a100 at one specific point. Does that mean that there should be that candlestick pattern at that point? Drawing a candlestick graph around the point does not look like what it should.

Any assistance in understanding how to interpret the output from the candle stick functions is most appreciated. What does the integer output signal? Should it be persistent, or does one point that yields non-zero signal a pattern.

I have tried to understand the source code in C++, but found it quite difficult as my knowledge of C++ is quite limited.

Thank you very much.