The indicator is Fixed, which means that regardless of the chart, the volatility will be plotted on a percentage of 0% - 100% with a 101% threshold set to indicate a volatility reset. While the volume of volatility will change depending on the chart, the volatility will ALWAYS stay within this range.
if a plot exceeds 100% it should be marked as volatility reset - not an expansion
and should also be noted that the volatility spikes are also very inconsistent in volume and vary greatly.
The candle lookbacks on standard are organized be from 10 candles to 100 candles. I found the best results using the 50 candles lookback, and therefore have set it as the default value. These different values can be used to pull the information from the # of candles on the selected option - and therefore the volatility will be calculated from the number of candles selected.
// note for other people versed in pinescript
While this indicator may be useful in trading or strategies, it is more meant to incorporated into other scripts or used as a basis that can be further expanded on. The visuals are not built at all - for that purpose.
This script has not been listed as a library for the fact that it can be used as an actual indicator within a strategy - hope you enjoy.
In true TradingView spirit, the author of this script has published it open-source, so traders can understand and verify it. Cheers to the author! You may use it for free, but reuse of this code in a publication is governed by House Rules. You can favorite it to use it on a chart.