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### Why is Scipy implementation of Hilbert() function different from Matlab implementation of the function?

I am trying to fit Hilbert envelop to a high frequency ultrasonic signal of frequency 250 KHZ and sampling rate 12000000. Raw signal looks like below: . I used hilbert() function from scipy.signal ...
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### Calculating values of frequency bins in Python

I have to use FFT to determine the period of waves inside a signal. After applying FFT on a window of 10000 point from a signal, I get something like this: What I don't understand is that FFT is ...
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### Scipy resample, "fourier method" explanation

I am seeking explanation of what "Fourier method" is that is described for resampling in documentation of resample() method. I want to downsample an array. I know what decimation is and how it works, ...
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### Checking Parseval's Theorem for Gaussian Signal by Using Scipy

I'm trying to check Parseval's theorm for Gaussian signal. It's well known that fourier transform of $\exp(-t^2)$ is $\sqrt{\pi}\exp(-\pi^2 k^2)$. So I implement it by using quad and simps. I think ...
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### Decreasing Sample Rate in DFT (FFT) for Audio Analysis

I'm working with audio data analysis through FFT algorithm. My example audio is a sine wave at 440 Hz and 44100 Hz sampling rate. FFT methods in programming, like ...
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### Morphing between two FFTs

I'm a musician and I'm making a script that takes a wave file and snaps each of its frequencies from the fourier transforms to the nearest musical harmonic. Thanks to help from another question I ...
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### What Are The Semantics Of Wav-File Sample Values?

The title is the question. To make this concrete, assume I have a standard 16-bit single channel wav file, with (although it doesn't matter) a 16000 Hz sampling rate. Each sample magnitude will be a ...
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### Convert RGB Image to Grayscale and Display It (Python + Matplotlib) [closed]

I just started learning image processing and I was trying to read a RGB image then convert it to grayscale. I was hoping for something like this: However, what I get was: I tried using both scipy ...
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### Role of window length and overlap in uncertainty principle?

I am trying to predict epilepsy using spectrograms and a convolutional neural network. So far I have achieved a validation accuracy of 86% which i feel like is pretty good. Lots of the papers doing ...
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### How to Apply Gaussian Filter to Raw Audio Files in Python?

I am recording raw files in python to later break them into phonemes, but the noise in the surrounding environment is hampering the result. So, there is a need to apply a filter to the recorded raw ...
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### Python butter filter: choosing between analog and digital filter types

I have a system that performs wireless sampling of data about every 7.5ms (133Hz). Due to it being wireless, I get occasional data drop out. I want to construct a LP butter filter with cut-off ...
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### Are IIR filters (and specifically Butterworth filter) causal?

I am new to signal processing. I am learning now about filtering and I am trying to implement high pass filter (HPF),and later band-pass filter (BPF). I implement the filters in ...
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### How to generate random samples of Gaussian distribution directly in the frequency domain?

One can easily draw (pseudo-)random samples from a normal (Gaussian) distribution by using, say, NumPy: ...
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### Why is FFT-based convolution efficient only for signals of large size?

According to the documentation of scipy.signal.fftconvolve This is generally much faster than convolve for large arrays (n > ~500), but can be slower when only ...
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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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### How to get scipy remez to give matlab firpm answer?

If I run this in matlab: h = firpm(100,[0 0.1 0.2 1],[0 0 1 1]) and this in scipy: h = remez(100,[0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.5],[0, 1]) I ...
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### Do DCT results contain phase spectrum?

I've been working much with numpy.fft lately where just like the documentation says: When the input a is a time-domain signal and ...
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### downsample signal to a specific number of samples in Python

The Python Scipy library provides several functions to downsample signals, but they all have limitations: The resample function is based on Fourier method, which means it assumes periodic signals. ...
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### How does SciPy's Welch function change the shape of the data?

I am working with some time series data with a shape of 8064. The data is actually the popular EEG data called DEAP. It basically is a 3D array of size (40, 40, 8064) and here is the link to the ...
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### Butterworth band pass filter

I am trying to build a Butterworth bandpass filter. My intent is to have a pass band between $250\textrm{ Hz}$ and $1000\textrm{ Hz}$. However the plot doesn't look right, as can be seen from the ...
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### Beginner Question: Extracting Features for Image Classification

I'm a Python programmer, but a beginner to image processing :) Apologies if this isn't a suitable question for the forum, happy to rewrite or move. I want to create a supervised classifier to ...
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### Write a 440 Hz Sine Wave to .wav-File using Python and SciPy [closed]

This is my first post on DSP.SE! I'm a student in Computer Sciences and am just getting started with Signals and Systems, thus getting in touch with discrete signals and analyzing them. I wanted to ...
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### Python different autocorrelation with FFT and non-FFT

Im trying to calculate the autocorrelation of soundwaves when I noticed that I get different results with scipys FFT based and with numpys methods. The 4 functions Im using: ...
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### scipy.signal.spectrogram() - how to handle gaps in the timeseries data

Looking at the magnitude of variable stars - the dataset is from here: https://dogwood.physics.mcmaster.ca/Cepheid/URL/MW/BD-10d4669.html The magnitude plot: ...
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### How to compute the power bands of an eeg signal using python?

so I have an eeg signal (edf format) that has 25 channels and 248832 entries, sampling frequency of 512Hz. I have to compute the frequency bands: – Delta: 0.1-4Hz – Theta: 4-8Hz – Alpha: 8-12Hz – ...
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### How to implement bandpass filter on complex valued signal?

I am using Scipy to implement bandpass filter but it assumes that positive normalized frequency is passed but I & Q samples range from [Fc-Fs/2,Fc+Fs/2] where Fs is sampling frequency & Fc is ...
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### How to discard coefficients in the frequency domain without losing too much quality?

I was reading a text that shows that one can throw away 66% of the coefficients and gets an image that is still acceptable. I tried to replicate it using python (last example) and selectively ...
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### Are there any tools for generating fixed point filter implementations?

It's very easy to make a filter in Scipy or many other tools, but implementing this filter in fixed point in C or VHDL/Verilog is always a chore. I mean, in theory it's just a matter of adequately ...
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### Downsampling and upsampling of a signal in Python

If I want to downsample a signal in Python, is it better to use method resample from SciPy Signal Processing module or method decimate from the same module? What is the difference between these two ...
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### Why does a higher sampling frequency mess up my bandpass filter?

I was designing a bandpass filter in python using some of the scipy.signal modules. I am plotting the frequency response of my filter to verify that my desired frequency is in the passband. However, ...
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### Scipy butter filter - remove DC offset w/ high sample rate

I am having a hard time figuring out how to employ a high pass filter to remove the DC offset of my data signal with the "scipy butter" function because my sample rate is quite high. The ...
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### How to implement cascaded biquad transfer functions in Python/SciPy

I am trying to implement in python/Scipy the biquad filter with the following S-domain transfer function: $$H(s)=\frac{w_0^{2N-1}(s+w_z)}{[s^2+(w_0/Q)s+w_0^2]^N}$$ My problem here is that because of ...
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### Invertible low-pass (Butterworth) filter in python (scipy)?

Question Is there an invertible low-pass filter built into scipy.signal (or other python package)? If so, what is it? If not, why not (is there something ...
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### Difference between MATLAB zp2sos and python zpk2sos functions

I am trying to port some code from MATLAB to python. The goal is to use Butterworth filter (4th order, bandpass) API and convert it to second-order sections. I get the same output between MATLAB and ...
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### Dynamic filter in real time audio

Following my previous question: Removing cracking in real time audio, I'm trying to implement a dynamic filter in real time audio. What I want to do is to create a filter where I can change the cut-...
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### Why is my signal attenuated after applying a HighPass-filter?

I am new to DSP, but I've been attempting apply a butterworth high-pass filter on a 1D array (Values peeking at 300~) to eliminate any noise, yet when applying a high pass filter, I'm ending up with ...
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### Amplitude of frequency bin in FFT doesn't match time-domain amplitude

I have a sinusoidal current that I am sampling at about 357k SPS. The current signal is about 3A pk-pk @ 750hz (top figure). I am wondering why when I take the fft using numpy/scipy's fft function, ...
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### Why does python's scipy.signal.dimpulse introduce delay in impulse response?

Consider a simple linear, time invariant system of the form: $y_k = cy_{k-1} + (1-c)x_k$ The impulse response of this system can be computed by either dimpulse or by applying lfilter to a vector ...
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### Why the convolution of the impulse response doesn't match the system's output?

If you define an LTI system sys in scipy, you may conveniently feed an input x to it to get its output ...
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### Deconvolution with Python in real life

I have measured a signal which is convolved with the profile of the measuring apparatus. Now I want to remove this contribution to get the "real" signal. I am trying to do this with Python. ...
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### Getting error while performing upsampling of an audio signal processing using low pass filter in python

I want to perform upsampling of an audio signal introducing zeros between samples to create a longer signal with factor of N=2. The sampling rate is 44100Hz, time = 5sec. ...
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### SciPy Lfilter issue

For one of my DSP projects, I decided to use python to perform signal processing. While I am new to python, I understand that it is a very powerful and versatile language. For my processing, I opted ...
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### consecutive filtered blocks with filtfilt

I'm doing basic signal processing in Python. I'm filtering consecutive blocks of a signal with scipy's filtfilt (to get zero phase). I would like to concatenate several blocks after filtering, however,...
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### discrete digital filtering in python

I am not from DSP background and also not sure if I am posting this in right community. I have basic understanding of resistors, capacitors and filters. My requirement is as follows- The supply ...
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### How to know when a sound in a given frequency starts and ends?

I need to detect two sounds (913 Hz and 1370 Hz), knowing the time in which each starts and ends. At this time, I am using a band pass filter (butter), and this is the result: Here is the first time ...
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### Help with setting up transfer function correct format

I have a transfer function as: H(s) = R / (sRC + 1) V is the output and I is the input so we can write: V(s) = I(s)*H(s) Now the thing is that, I want to obtain I(t) for the given V(t). So I write: I(...
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### Compute minimum phase version of a FIR

I am working with HRIR filters, in particular I am trying to interpolate them. One commod method in the literature to perform interpolation of HRIR is to use the minimum-phase decomposition and ...
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### Filtering a square signal with a median filtering to preserve the edges

If needed, you can find my first post for this problem here. I am trying to clean the following signal: As proposed in the comment, I tried to use this post proposing 2 methods: median filtering and ...
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I have a measurement of the complex part of the refractive index $k$ (where the refractive index is $m = n + i\,k$) measured at a nonlinear grid of wavelengths or frequencies that span several orders ...