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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 3dB-Cut off frequency of moving average

I've read the thread: Cut off frequency of moving average And I use the second answer in my algorithm to calculate the 3dB cut off frequency of my filter, which works great, as my filter length is ...
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### What Is the Transfer Function of a Moving Average (FIR Filter)?

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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### "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 before downsampling: effect on Nyquist frequency?

First the simple questions: Is there an effect on the Nyquist frequency when I apply a moving average filter on the raw data before I downsample? And what does this do to aliased frequencies? ...
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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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### 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 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 for System Identification Task (Assistance with MATLAB Code)

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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