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OHLC Charts in R

How to create OHLC charts in R.


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Plotly is a free and open-source graphing library for R. We recommend you read our Getting Started guide for the latest installation or upgrade instructions, then move on to our Plotly Fundamentals tutorials or dive straight in to some Basic Charts tutorials.

Basic OHLC Chart

library(plotly)
library(quantmod)

getSymbols("AAPL",src='yahoo')
## [1] "AAPL"
df <- data.frame(Date=index(AAPL),coredata(AAPL))
df <- tail(df, 30)

fig <- df %>% plot_ly(x = ~Date, type="ohlc",
          open = ~AAPL.Open, close = ~AAPL.Close,
          high = ~AAPL.High, low = ~AAPL.Low) 
fig <- fig %>% layout(title = "Basic OHLC Chart")

fig

OHLC Chart without Rangeslider

library(plotly)
library(quantmod)

getSymbols("AAPL",src='yahoo')
## [1] "AAPL"
df <- data.frame(Date=index(AAPL),coredata(AAPL))
df <- tail(df, 30)

fig <- df %>% plot_ly(x = ~Date, type="ohlc",
          open = ~AAPL.Open, close = ~AAPL.Close,
          high = ~AAPL.High, low = ~AAPL.Low) 
fig <- fig %>% layout(title = "Basic OHLC Chart",
         xaxis = list(rangeslider = list(visible = F)))

fig

Customise the Figure with Shapes and Annotations

library(plotly)
library(quantmod)

getSymbols("AAPL",src='yahoo')
## [1] "AAPL"
df <- data.frame(Date=index(AAPL),coredata(AAPL))

# annotation
a <- list(text = "Stock Split",
          x = '2014-06-06',
          y = 1.02,
          xref = 'x',
          yref = 'paper',
          xanchor = 'left',
          showarrow = FALSE
          )

# use shapes to create a line
l <- list(type = line,
          x0 = '2014-06-06',
          x1 = '2014-06-06',
          y0 = 0,
          y1 = 1,
          xref = 'x',
          yref = 'paper',
          line = list(color = 'black',
                      width = 0.5)
          )

fig <- df %>% plot_ly(x = ~Date, type="ohlc",
          open = ~AAPL.Open, close = ~AAPL.Close,
          high = ~AAPL.High, low = ~AAPL.Low) 
fig <- fig %>% layout(title = "Custom Colors",
         annotations = a,
         shapes = l)

fig

Custom OHLC Chart Colors

library(plotly)
library(quantmod)

getSymbols("AAPL",src='yahoo')
## [1] "AAPL"
# basic example of ohlc charts
df <- data.frame(Date=index(AAPL),coredata(AAPL))
df <- tail(df, 30)

# cutom colors
i <- list(line = list(color = '#FFD700'))
d <- list(line = list(color = '#0000ff'))

fig <- df %>% plot_ly(x = ~Date, type="ohlc",
          open = ~AAPL.Open, close = ~AAPL.Close,
          high = ~AAPL.High, low = ~AAPL.Low,
          increasing = i, decreasing = d)

fig

Reference

See https://plot.ly/r/reference/#ohlc for more information and chart attribute options!

What About Dash?

Dash for R is an open-source framework for building analytical applications, with no Javascript required, and it is tightly integrated with the Plotly graphing library.

Learn about how to install Dash for R at https://dashr.plot.ly/installation.

Everywhere in this page that you see fig, you can display the same figure in a Dash for R application by passing it to the figure argument of the Graph component from the built-in dashCoreComponents package like this:

library(plotly)

fig <- plot_ly() 
# fig <- fig %>% add_trace( ... )
# fig <- fig %>% layout( ... ) 

library(dash)
library(dashCoreComponents)
library(dashHtmlComponents)

app <- Dash$new()
app$layout(
    htmlDiv(
        list(
            dccGraph(figure=fig) 
        )
     )
)

app$run_server(debug=TRUE, dev_tools_hot_reload=FALSE)