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### What is the cut-off frequency of a moving average filter?

I need to design a moving average filter that has a cut-off frequency of 7.8 Hz. I have used moving average filters before, but as far as I'm aware, the only parameter that can be fed in is the number ...
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### How should a moving average handle missing data points?

I'm writing a program that averages the user's weight across different days. I'm planning to use a 5-point moving-average (current day, two before and two after). Sometimes, a data point is missing ...
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### “Ensemble averaging … cannot track dynamic changes”?

A book claims this as a motivation for introducing exponential averaging: A disadvantage of ensemble averaging is that the resulting estimate cannot track dynamic changes occurring in the observed ...
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### Moving average vs. Moving median

I have read in many places that Moving median is a bit better than Moving average for some applications, because it is less sensitive to outliers. I wanted to test this assertion on real data, but I ...
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### Optimal $n$ -th Order IIR /AR Approximation of a Moving Average Filter

I would like to approximate a moving average filter with an IIR filter of much lower order than the tap-length of the moving average filter. Optimality shall refer to the $L_2$ norm of the impulse ...
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### How to implement a moving average in C without a buffer?

Is it possible to implement a moving average in C without the need for a window of samples? I've found that I can optimize a bit, by choosing a window size that's a power of two to allow for bit-...
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### How to decide whether to use AR or MA for smoothing data?

Imagine I've got some offline data that I want to smooth. I could use an auto-regressive or moving-average filter of some appropriate order for conducting the smoothing. On which criteria should I ...
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### Model validation after estimation — system identification — help with an example in Matlab

QUESTION: I want to determine how well the estimated model fits to the future new data. How do I validate the estimated model...what is the procedure? After system identification, how to do model ...
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### How does this “simple filter” work?

I'm new to DSP, and I'm using this basic "1-pole LPF" Param Smooth filter which "smooth" param when I change it. The code is pretty simple: ...
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### How can I smoothly interpolate between 2 position?

I've got a 1D signal (position of a servo motor over time) and I've extracted 'peaks'/'key' positions picking running average "local extrema" points. Below is are 2 plots from 2 servos and the white ...
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### Difference between Gaussian and moving average filters for peak detection and doppler shift detection?

Consider having a signal in the time domain, and you want to smooth the signal. Moving average and Gaussian filters that are used. How do you choose which is used for what? What are the conditions ...
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### Underdetermined deconvolution of windowed output

Consider a discrete 'blurred' output $h[t]$ given by the convolution of filter $f[t]$ and signal $g[t]$. This question considers recovering $g[t]$ from a window (subset) of $h[t]$. This causes the ...
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### Lowpass : What is wrong with average filtering?

The question is : What is wrong with averaging as low pass filter ? The details : I want to lowpass filter a signal to downsample it. The constraints are : I have no RAM available and I work in ...
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### Frequency response of a rolling linear regression

I am looking for a way to characterise the frequency response of the slope from a linear regression. We are exploring the effect of window length of the regression to the magnitude of the slope of the ...
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### Is there an algorithm for second order filtering of data where the filter frequency is not known a priori?

It is well known that a moving average algorithm done in the time domain is equivalent to a filter with frequency response $\mathrm{sinc}(\omega\tau)$ where $\tau$ is the averaging time. (see this ...
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### Equivalent 2D mask of moving-average

I have the moving-average mask as mask = [1 1 1; 1 1 1; 1 1 1]; and then I compute the convolution 3 times ...
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### What is the transfer function of a moving average?

To make post-processing easier, I export scope measurements as CSV files, which are then post-processed (mostly in Microsoft Excel, which is not the best tool for the job, but it is all I have at my ...
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### Determination of periodicity in data and finding mean

I have to find whether there is any pattern (I mean periodicity or close to periodicity) and if there is, for one cycle i have to perform numerical integration to determine mean. In the first picture ...
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### Averaging filters

If a signal undergoes repeated averaging (n times) with a filter (h) of size m. Is it possible to achieve the same averaging result with an averaging filter(H) of a larger size? h = {1/m, 1/m... m ...
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### A general conceptual understanding of moving average

I have a conceptual question here. I understood how to calculate a Moving Average(MA). For example : x(n) = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 MA = 0, 1/2, 3/2, 5/2,7/2, 9/2, where for calculation of the MA we only ...
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### Terminologies - lags, order in time series model

I am facing some difficulties with the terminologies - lag ($p$) and sequence length (number of data points) (N) used in time series model such as Moving average and Autoregressive model. Considering ...
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### Envelop detection with low sample rate?

I have a signal up to $3\textrm{ MHz}$. The ADC that sample it has a rate of $1.5\mu s$. So a full $T$ of the signal is $0.3\mu s$, and I can only sample each $1.5\mu s$. It sounds not enough, but I ...
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### Is this code for doing a moving average correct?

Is this code for doing a moving average correct? y=conv(x, ones(1,100)/100); I want to filter my speech signal with moving average filter in code. I think that ...
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### Gain function calculation (frequency response)

Define moving average process $y_t := 0.5 x_t + 0.5 x_{t-1}$ where $x_t := e^{i2 \pi t}$. Its frequency response is then: $$H(f) = 0.5 + 0.5 e^{-i2\pi f}$$ Recall that the frequency response in ...
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### Mean delay for a M tap harmonically weighted filter

I am trying to derive the mean delay for $M$ filter taps harmonically weighted: $$y[n] = \frac{M\,x[n] + (M-1)x[n−1]... + 1 \cdot x[n−M+1]}{\tfrac12 M (M + 1)}$$. For a uniformly weighted filter, I ...
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### Conceptual Question from Signal Processing - Impulse Response and AR Coefficients

In continuation to the previous question Conceptual questions from signal processing I have a doubt which is: Consider an Autoregressive model (AR(2)): $$y(t) = ay(t-1) + by(t-2)$$ and a FIR (...
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### Weight vector of an exponential moving average?

With weight vector I mean the vector with weights that you have to multiply the observations in the window that slides over your data with so if you add those products together it returns the value of ...
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### Generalized/Power means in DSP

Generalized/power means may be used to construct moving-average filters with different properties than regular one which is based on arithmetic mean. This observation seems to be trivial - even ...
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### Taking the Moving Average of STFT Results

I realize that this seems redundant, but I'm getting consistently better results when performing machine learning techniques that use spectral features extracted using the moving average process below,...
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### What are the ripple and attenuation in a set of moving average filters?

Ladies, Gentlemen, Consider following set of moving average filters: (1) - 100 coefficients equal to 1/100 (2) --- 95 coefficients equal to 1/95 (3) --- 90 coefficients equal to 1/90 (4) --- 85 ...
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### Moving average and linearization of two piecewise linear systems

I have 2 oversampling ADC's running parallelly, each to process data in a specific range of the input as shown below: Each ADC can process only half cycle range of a sine wave. Each ADC adds its own ...
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### Denoising a signal

I'm starting hydraulic experiments, where I'd have to measure velocity in an unsteady flow with a device called Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter. In DSP terms, I'd have a nonstationary signal in a shape ...