# Questions tagged [smoothing]

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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### How to obtain round peaks instead of triangular peaks when smoothing an input?

I have a signal (in blue) that I would like to smooth out (in red, moving average). I would like to get red peaks to look more round than triangular and at the same time their width would become ...
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### Spatial resampling, how to smooth?

Sorry if this is not the right forum. Having a velocity grid in which a wave propagates, and given a certain spatial sampling of the grid, what kind of smoothing/interpolation should be used if the ...
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### Computationally 'lightweight' smoothing in realtime

I have a pitch tracker that can be quite unsmooth in its output (in Hz). A Savitzky-Golay filter has been good at smoothing but it looks like it adds a lot of multiplies on top of the already ...
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### Effect of Gaussian Smoothing to mean image intensity

I am implementing Perona-Malik Diffusion in using the formulas: Creating image at time k+1 using equation This is my implementation: ...
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### Calculate Damping using FFT

Given the following signal I would like to calculate the rate of damping. I presume that I need to find out where the peaks are using some kind of smoothing on the sample data. After performing an ...
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### filter and resample or resample and smooth?

Currently doing some signal analysis in python for a major project in my physics degree which is due really soon. I need some help! Say I have two signals, f(t) and g(t) which are recorded over the ...
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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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### Help me in understanding smoothing

Follow up to the question here This is a screen shot of an intermediate step in the middle of my calculation The dotted line called MY is supposed to be a smoothed version of db pow y db pow y is ...
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### Directly compare subpixel shifts between two spectra — and get believable errors

I have two spectra of the same astronomical object. The essential question is this: How can I calculate the relative shift between these spectra and get an accurate error on that shift? Some more ...
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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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### 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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### What are the characteristics of a “good” smoothing convolution kernel?

At work we were smoothing a signal by convolving with either f1=[0.2000 0.2000 0.2000 0.2000 0.2000] or ...
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### How do I use a Savitzky Golay filter to find local maxima (in between samples) in a discretely sampled 1D signal?

I have a seismic signal y(i): Here I have found one maximum: i=152.54, y=222.29 manually and plotted it in red. I want to find all maxima automatically. I read that the Savitzky Golay Filter (SGF) ...
I have a signal sampled at $\Delta t: fi(ti=i\Delta t)$ where i = 0..n-1. I want to find the first derivative of the signal: f'(t). My first thought was to estimate this by a central difference: \$f&#...