Scales offer total control on how you browse information in the charts.

Time Machine

Time Scale

Rate Scale

Time Frame Scale

Time Scale

The time scale controls the scale of the horizontal axis, that is, the timeline of the corresponding time machine, and of all of the timeline charts within it.
Scale Minimum and Maximum Values

A time scale has a minimum and a maximum value. The minimum value is the value at the left border of the chart. The maximum, is the value at the right border of the chart.

In technical terms, the minimum and maximum scale values are constantly changing as, whenever you pan across the charts, you are directly affecting the minimum and maximum scale values. That said, the actual scale doesn’t change when panning across a chart.

Automatic Scale

The system features an automatic adjustment of the scale, which is turned on by default in our shared workspaces. The scale may be automatic in its minimum value, in its maximum value, or both.

When the scale is automatic in the minimum value, the scale is adjusted so that the chart shows all data from the beginning of the market. Panning the charts under such setting has the effect of compressing and decompressing the data against the left border of the chart.

When the scale is automatic in the maximum value, the scale is adjusted so that the chart shows all data until the end of the market. In such case, panning the charts has the effect of compressing and decompressing the data against the right border of the chart.

When the scale is automatic in both the minimum and maximum value, the scale is adjusted so that the chart shows the whole market. In such case, when you click and drag to pan the charts, the settings turns back to manual on both ends of the chart.

Manual Scale

The scale features a manual mode. When in manual mode the scale does not change, even if the minimum and maximum values change while panning through a chart. This is the natural state of the time scale.

Controlling the Time Scale from the Charts

Automatic Scale

1. To change the automatic scale settings, place the mouse pointer over the corresponding time box, press the Shift key and slowly scroll the wheel of the mouse. The action cycles through different possible scale automation settings. Notice a tiny green triangle below and/or above the rate scale icon.

  • A triangle pointing right means that the maximum value of the scale is automatic.

  • A triangle pointing left means that the minimum value of the scale is automatic.

  • Both triangles present at the same time means that both minimum and maximum values are automatic.

  • No triangle means that both minimum and maximum values are in manual mode.

Pay attention to the effects of the different setting for the automatic and manual time scales.

Manual Scale

2. To adjust the scale, make sure either or both minimum and maximum values are in manual mode. Place the mouse pointer over the time box and scroll the wheel of the mouse. The scale will increase or decrease accordingly, depending on which values are set to manual.

When the scale is set to manual, scrolling the mouse wheel on top of the time scale box changes the scale.

Notice that, while changing the scale, a number is displayed replacing the actual datetime. This is a reference value of the scale, that may serve for comparison purposes, with scales in other charts.

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Adding a Time Scale Node

To add a time scale, select Add Time Scale on the time machine node menu.

Configuring the Time Scale

Select Configure Rate Scale on the menu to access the configuration.

{
    "fromDate": "2019-05-02T20:07:50.872Z",
    "toDate": "2019-05-22T20:28:21.515Z",
    "autoMinScale": false,
    "autoMaxScale": false
}
  • minValue is a date in the Epoch time format that represents the value of the scale at the left border of the chart.

  • maxValue is a date in the Epoch time format that represents the value of the scale at the right border of the chart.

  • autoMinScale sets the mode of the scale for the minimum value; true sets the value to automatic, false sets the value to manual.

  • autoMaxScale sets the mode of the scale for the maximum value; true sets the value to automatic, false sets the value to manual.

Rate Scale

The rate scale controls the scale of the vertical axis, that is, the scale of the quoted asset, either of the time machine or of the timeline chart, depending on where the node is located.

Rate scales may exist both at the level of a time machine and at the level of a timeline chart, each affecting the corresponding concept.

When set at the level of the time machine, the scale settings affect all charts within the time machine. When set at the level of the timeline chart, the settings override the rate scale at the time machine level. This allows having multiple charts on the same time machine, each with a different rate scale.

Scale Minimum and Maximum Values

A rate scale has a minimum and a maximum value. The minimum value is the value at bottom of the chart. The maximum, is the value at the top of the chart.

In technical terms, the minimum and maximum scale values are constantly changing as, whenever you pan across the charts, you are directly affecting the minimum and maximum scale values. That said, the actual scale may change dynamically or not, depending on the scale-automation settings.

Automatic Scale

The system features an automatic adjustment of the scale, which is turned on by default in our shared workspaces. The scale may be automatic in its minimum value, in its maximum value, or both.

When the scale is automatic in the minimum value, the scale is adjusted so that no piece of information in the span of the chart ever remains below the bottom of the chart. As a result, the lowest data point aligns with the bottom of the chart.

When the scale is automatic in the maximum value, the scale is adjusted so that no piece of information in the span of the chart ever remains above the top of the chart. As a result, the highest data point aligns with the top of the chart.

The scale may be automated on either, or both minimum and maximum values at the same time. In the later case, no data point in the span of the chart ever remains out of the visible area of the chart, as the lowest data point aligns with the bottom of the chart and the highest aligns with the top.

Manual Scale

The system also features a manual mode. When in manual mode the scale does not change, even if the minimum and maximum values change while panning across a chart. This design feature allows comparing different periods using the same scale, which may be valuable in many cases.

Scale Offset

The offset is a feature of the rate scale by which the scale may be shifted upwards or downwards. As a result, charts aligned on the vertical axis—synchronized in datetime by a shared time machine—may be put one above the other. In technical terms, what happens is that the scale is shifted upwards or downwards.

Controlling the Rate Scale from the Charts

Automatic Scale

1. To change the automatic scale settings, place the mouse pointer over the corresponding time machine or timeline chart rate box, press the Shift key and slowly scroll the wheel of the mouse. The action cycles through different possible scale automation settings. Notice a tiny green triangle below and/or above the rate scale icon.

  • A triangle pointing up means that the maximum value of the scale is automatic.

  • A triangle pointing down means that the minimum value of the scale is automatic.

  • Both triangles present at the same time means that both minimum and maximum values are automatic.

  • No triangle means that both minimum and maximum values are in manual mode.

Pay attention to the effects of the different setting for the automatic and manual time scales.

Manual Scale

2. To adjust the scale, make sure either or both minimum and maximum values are in manual mode. Place the mouse pointer over the corresponding time machine or timeline chart rate box and scroll the wheel of the mouse. The scale will increase or decrease accordingly, depending on which values are set to manual.

When the scale is set to manual, scrolling the mouse wheel on top of the rate scale box changes the scale.

Notice that, while changing the scale, a number is displayed replacing the actual rate. This is a reference value of the scale, that may serve for comparison purposes, with scales in other charts.

Scale Offset

3. To shift or offset a timeline chart on the vertical axis, place the mouse pointer on the rate box, left-click and drag upwards or downwards, as desired. The timeline chart will shift in the specified direction while the remaining charts stay in the same position.

To control the offset between timeline charts, right-click on the rate box and drag upwards or downwards.

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Adding a Rate Scale Node

To add a rate scale, select Add Rate Scale on the time machine or the timeline chart node menu.

Configuring the Rate Scale

Select Configure Rate Scale on the menu to access the configuration.

{
    "minValue": 388.60416666666424,
    "maxValue": 9715.104166666664,
    "autoMinScale": true,
    "autoMaxScale": true
}
  • minValue is a numerical value that represents the value of the scale at the bottom of the chart.

  • maxValue is a numerical value that represents the value of the scale at the top of the chart.

  • autoMinScale sets the mode of the scale for the minimum value; true sets the value to automatic, false sets the value to manual.

  • autoMaxScale sets the mode of the scale for the maximum value; true sets the value to automatic, false sets the value to manual.

Time Frame Scale

The time frame scale controls the time frame setting, that is, the period represented by each candle, either of the time machine or of the timeline chart, depending on where the node is located.

When the time frame scale is set at the level of the time machine, the scale setting affects all charts within the time machine. When set at the level of the timeline chart, the setting overrides the time frame scale at the time machine level. This allows comparing charts in different time frames, but still synchronized at the datetime level.

Controlling the Time Frame Scale from the Charts

1. To set a time frame value, place the mouse pointer over the corresponding time machine or timeline chart time frame box and scroll the mouse wheel.

To set a time frame, scroll the wheel of the mouse over the time frame scale box.

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Adding a Time Frame Scale Node

To add a time frame scale, select Add Time Frame Scale on the time machine or the timeline chart node menu.

Configuring the Time Frame Scale

Select Configure Frame Scale on the menu to access the configuration.

{
    "value":"06-hs"
}
  • value can be any of the time frames supported by the system:

    • 01-min, 02-min, 03-min, 04-min, 05-min, 10-min, 15-min, 20-min, 30-min, 40-min, and 45-min.

    • 01-hs, 02-hs, 03-hs, 04-hs, 06-hs, 08-hs, 12-hs, and 24-hs.