2.6 Navigating Pine Script Operators

In this instructional video, Paul delves into various operators available in Pine Script. He explores arithmetic, comparison, and logical operators, providing examples and insights to help you effectively use them in your scripts.

He demonstrates how to perform arithmetic operations on variables and values to create complex expressions. Paul also showcases the behavior of the division operator with integers and floats and warns about potential rounding issues.

Moving on, he explores comparison operators such as greater than, less than, and equal to. He explains the concept of Boolean values and logical operators like AND and OR. Paul illustrates how these operators can be used to evaluate conditions and create dynamic expressions within your script.

Throughout the video, Paul offers a clear and practical explanation of the various operators, empowering you to use them effectively to build robust and functional Pine Script programs.

Navigating Pine Script Operators


In this section, we’ll explore the diverse range of operators available in Pine Script. Operators empower you to perform arithmetic calculations, make comparisons, and execute logical operations, allowing you to manipulate variables and create dynamic expressions.

Key Operators in Pine Script:

Arithmetic Operators:

Arithmetic operators enable you to perform mathematical calculations on variables. You can use symbols like +, -, *, /, and % for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and modulo operations, respectively. Parentheses can be used to control the order of operations.

Comparison Operators:

Comparison operators help you assess the relationship between variables. Pine Script provides comparison operators such as >, <, >=, <=, ==, and != for checking conditions like greater than, less than, greater than or equal to, less than or equal to, equal to, and not equal to, respectively.

Logical Operators:

Logical operators allow you to combine conditions and produce boolean results. The operators and and or help you create compound conditions. The and operator yields true only when both conditions are true, while the or operator evaluates to true if either condition is true.

Using Operators in Expressions:

Operators are integral to constructing complex expressions. You can apply operators within assignments, mathematical equations, comparisons, and conditional statements. This versatility allows you to craft intricate trading strategies and analyses.

Considerations with Arithmetic:

Be mindful of data types when using arithmetic operators. Division involving integers may yield an integer result, rounding down the quotient. Introducing float values ensures accurate calculations.

Employing Logical Operators:

Logical operators are especially powerful when dealing with boolean values. They enable you to combine multiple conditions to make informed trading decisions or apply specific actions.

Creating Compound Expressions:

Combine operators, parentheses, and variables to create compound expressions that accurately reflect your trading strategy. These expressions can become the building blocks of more intricate Pine Script code.


Operators are the foundation of Pine Script’s computational abilities, enabling you to transform raw data into actionable insights. By mastering arithmetic, comparison, and logical operators, you’ll unlock the potential to craft complex and effective trading scripts.

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