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Do I understand options open interest correctly?

I wasn't able to find a good example of how open interest works. Suppose at the beginning of trading period there is no open interest, these are the only trades made during these days, and all ...
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Why doesn't cumulative call open interest and cumulative put open interest inform future stock directionality?

For example, how come the ratio of total puts and calls doesn't accurately inform of the stock's future movement?
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How open interest can be greater than the contracts traded for that day [closed]

Here is option chain data I am referring to. I was going through the option chain data. I noticed that the change in open interest was more than the volume that traded on that day. How is this ...