# Questions tagged [cwt]

Continuous Wavelet Transform. Time-frequency localization method with a wavelet kernel correlating against signal across scales and translations. Is non-orthogonal and overcomplete (unlike Discrete WT), varies time & frequency resolution across scales (unlike STFT), and is invertible. Usage includes image compression, multi-resolution analysis, instantaneous frequency estimation, transient detection, feature extraction.

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### What exactly is meant by "translation invariant dictionaries/wavelets"?

I'm trying to wrap my head around the notion of translation invariance in terms of dictionaries/wavelets. For example in Lecture Notes, Page 41 its written that one starts with a family of atoms/...
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### log(conv) vs conv(log)

Suppose an arbitrary, strictly positive $x[n]$, transformed as $$x_l[n] = \log(1 + C x[n]) \tag{0}$$ where $C$ is freely chosen. Given the following, where $h[n]$ is a Gaussian lowpass filter (or ...
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### Continuous Wavelet Transform vs Discrete Wavelet Transform

The discrete wavelet transform is applied in many areas, such as signal compression, since it is easy to compute. I notice that, However, the continuous wavelet transform (CWT) is also applied to ...
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### How does the scale of a wavelet relate to the Fourier frequency (or period) under CWT?

I noticed that there are many ways to relate the scale factor of wavelets to some characteristic frequency, such as the peak frequency, the central instantaneous frequency, and so on(plz see section 2....
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### What scheme of padding should I choose if my 1D data satisfy the periodical boundary condition under CWT?

By CWT, I mean the continuous wavelet transform. The usual padding schemes are zero padding, periodic padding, and decay padding. If I adopt the periodic padding, can I avoid the edge effects for the ...
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### Is single integral inverse CWT possible with real-valued wavelets?

Where the CWT in the title refers to the continuous wavelet transform. Torrence1998 proposed a reconstruction formula as shown below Obviously, Eq.(11) is a single integral. However, Torrence1998 ...
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### Define frequencies present in the time-frequency spectrum using scipy.signal.cwt

I have a very basic question, but I didn't find a definite answer elsewhere. When we use scipy.signal.cwt we specify only one parameter ...
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### STFT with varying window lengths (like the continuous wavelet transform)

I was wondering if it is possible to use windows of varying lengths when making a spectrogram based on the short-time Fourier transform (STFT). That is, for higher frequencies I would use shorter ...
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### Understanding the units of wavelet time & frequency resolution

While using a continuous wavelet transform for my research project, I came up with some questions. Having a set of equations for a Morlet wavelet, $\psi(t)=\sqrt{\frac{2}{\pi}}e^{-t^2/2}e^{i6t}$ \$\...
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### Pywavelets CWT returning 0 after scale 64

I am running continuous wavelet transform in mexican hat wavelet basis on a data set (with millions of samples) using pywavelets. The command used is ...
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### wavelet_transform

I have a signal $$Y=f(t),$$ which I want to show the anomalies, using the wavelets transform. I don't know if I use the CWT or the DWT and which mother wavelet could I use?
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### Scalograms in python

I am reading this paper to learning basic concepts of dsp and I want to reproduce the following scalogram of a test signal (fig 4.2 of the paper): It has been produced from the discretization of the ...
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### 3D (time, scale, amplitude) plot in Continuous Wavelet Transform

I will be extremely grateful if someone could please answer this basic question. How can one plot a 3D (translation, scale, amplitude) plot from the Continuous wavelet transform (CWT) coefficients? ...
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### Why does a synchrosqueezed wavelet transform show oscillating behavior?

This question came up in the context of the ssqueezepy library. As a basic experiment I did compute the synchrosqueezed wavelet transform of three basic signals: A ...
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### Synchrosqueezing Wavelet Transform explanation?

How does Synchrosqueezing Wavelet Transform work, intuitively? What does the "synchrosqueezed" part do, and how is it different from simply the (continuous) Wavelet Transform?
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### CWT at low scales: PyWavelets vs Scipy

Low scales are arguably the most challenging to implement due to limitations in discretized representations. Detailed comparison here; the principal difference is in how the two handle wavelets at ...
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### How to test wavelet transforms?

One pertinent attribute is normalization, which measures performance in describing signal spectral amplitude and energy, like here. Others are robustness to noise, time vs frequency resolution. ...
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### PyWavelets CWT: resampling vs recomputing wavelet

Related. The implementation pre-integrates a wavelet once, and resamples it at each scale, finally differencing to implement ...
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### PyWavelets CWT implementation

I seek to understand PyWavelets' implementation of the Continuous Wavelet Transform, and how it compares to the more 'basic' version I've coded and provided here. In particular: How is integrated ...