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TradingView has designed its own scripting language called Pine Script. It allows users to create custom indicators and run them on our servers. Pine was designed as a lightweight language focused on the specific task of developing indicators and strategies. Most of TradingView’s built-in indicators have been coded in Pine. It is our explicit goal to keep Pine accessible and easy to understand for the broadest possible audience.

Pine is cloud-based and therefore different in nature to client-side programming languages. While we will not develop Pine into a full-fledged language with high-end coding capabilities for building very complex tools, constantly improving Pine is one of our highest priorities and we are happy to consider any requests for new features.

Because each script uses computational resources in the cloud, we must impose limits in order to share these resources fairly among our users. We strive to impose as few limits as possible while enforcing as many as needed. We must ensure the platform keeps running smoothly so nobody is negatively affected by scripts that consume a disproportionate amount of resources. The imposed limits apply to elements such as the amount of data from additional symbols, execution time, memory usage and script size. Additionally, we keep Pine syntax and semantics simple so it can handle common tasks efficiently.

We will continue to improve Pine’s documentation and support to ensure that anyone who wishes to learn and use Pine may do so, as this helps grow the Pine development community and provides TradingView users with more robust and helpful tools.

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