The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Using Custom Thinkscripts
This tutorial will show you how to add custom Thinkscripts to your Think Desktop software. These instructions will walk you through how to set up any of the custom scripts I have published on my Google Site.
First, you download the file that you want to install:
Save it somewhere on your computer that you can remember to get to later:
If the file has a “.ts” file extension, then you are ready to import it and can skip to the next step. If it’s a “.zip”, then you need to extract it first. If you are on Windows, use WinZip. On a Mac, the built-in archive utility can’t extract password-protected “.zip” files. But Stuffit Expander (free download from Apple.com) can. When you extract the files, enter the donor password if required, then extract the “.ts” file somewhere you can remember to go find it.
Next, open Think Desktop, go to a chart, click on “Studies” and choose “Edit Studies”:
This brings up the “Edit Studies and Strategies” window. In the left pane is a list of all studies and strategies that are available for you to add to a chart. In the top pane there are the studies and strategies that are applied to the current chart, and the lower panel shows the parameters and settings you can change:
If you are importing a study, click the “Studies” tab in the upper left. If a strategy, then click the “Strategies” tab. Then to add the script you downloaded, click the “Import” button in the lower left corner. Browse to your file, and then click “Open”:
The file will be imported into your collection of studies. Now at any time you can scroll to it in your list and double click it to add it to any chart:
To see or modify the source code for any of the scripts, click the little parchment scroll icon next to its name.
And that’s it! You’re working with your scripts.