# Tagged Questions

Smoothing a signal or data set approximates the data to reveal patterns and exclude noise, fine-scale structure and rapid changing phenomina.

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### Smoothing a power spectrum

My question is regarding how one could/should smooth a rather noisy power spectrum obtained from measurements. There are various methods one can use (a moving average, binning, etc) and I am not sure ...
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### The difference of downsampling an image and smoothing an image?

I am, at the moment, trying to read up on some simple computer vision elements, in which i have become a bit comfused on the terms downsampling and smoothing, and whether there is a difference between ...
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### midpoint smoothing spline

Suppose we have a time series which have peaks and troughs.(The red curve below) I would like to get an algorithm which is able to identify the peaks and troughs locations, then find the midpoint ...
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### Is there a name for this smoothing formula?

Hi: I am reading a book called "lectures on wiener and kalman filtering" by Professor Thomas Kailath. On page 18, it says the following: To carry through this approach, let us first note that a ...
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### Gaussian Pyramid - How is Subsampling Rate Related to Sigma?

I found a gaussian pyramid implementation in a MOPS paper (feature detection). They use sampling rate $s=2$ and $\sigma=1$ - i.e. to generate a new level of the pyramid, the current level is smoothed ...
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### What criteria should be used for smoothing

Actually I have some measurement which I want to get rid of noise I want to use different filter techniques but I am wondering what criteria I should use to check if I am removing noise or not or if ...
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### detect to rising, stable and falling point in non-smooth rectangular wave

I am working on basic signal processing problems in MATLAB. I have found a signal from the internet (i don't remember the site exactly). The data is organized in column wise. 1st and 2nd column is ...
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### Why does increased kernel bandwidth equate to increased SNR values?

If I apply a Gaussian Kernel to an image with some noise applied to it and I want to remove that noise, why does the Signal to Noise Ratio increase as I apply kernel's with higher and higher sigma ...
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### Structuring Kalman filter for tracking problem where only position is known

I'm new to Kalman filters and my extensive web search about them has helped me understand the majority of it (or so I think). However I still need some light shed on my problem formulation. I have a ...
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### Derivative of noisy signal

My input signal is phase vector. I want to differentiate it to get frequency vector. My input signal is somewhat noisy. Here is the input signal. This is the derivative of the input signal as ...
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### Non-cyclic smoothing of a 2D image

I was wondering if there was a simple approach to smooth images, e.g using a Gaussian Kernel without introducing boundary effects which are also present when using Discrete Fourier Transforms? For ...
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### Calculating information loss in a signal after smoothing?

I have a signal. I applied Gaussian smoothing to it and then for baseline reduction I appied Tophat filter to the smoothed version. This is the original signal: This is the final signal: I read ...
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### How to append two bandlimited signals and make the result bandlimited without modifying the first signal

I need to append (not add) a bandlimited signal F(b) to a bandlimited signal F(a) and keep the result bandlimited without modifying the part that corresponds to F(a). Both are bandlimited to the same ...
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### How to do smoothing without affecting phase

I have signals captured from two channels of a measurement system. There is phase and magnitude differences between these two signals. I want to apply nonlinear smoothing to the magnitude, but the ...
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### How can I detect peaks and regions of highest variance in a 1D signal?

I'm not a signal processing person at all so hopefully I'm not asking an obvious question (if I am, I'd appreciate any resources that would help give more context). I have a 1D vector where the ...
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### What technique could I use to smooth the right amount these signals?

I'm developing an application which one of its capabilities is peak detection. I expect to handle three types of the similar data (Acceleration vs Frequency) but measured in different laboratories ...
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### 1/n octave smoothing

Given a frequency response obtained with FFT, I would like to apply a 1/n octave smoothing. What filter should I be using and how? Maybe someone could point to a good reference (a paper or book on the ...