# 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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### Standard deviation of Gaussian corresponding to perfect low pass filter [1,1]

For a time discrete signal, the rect-filter (for 1D signal [1,1]) is a perfect low pass filter. I was wondering, what is the best gaussian approximation of this filter? For a current problem, I ...
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### Convolution for non-signal-processing background

I am a civil engineer and am analyzing traffic data recorded by capturing vehicle movements over a highway for a specified time period. The database I am dealing with contains observations at every 0....
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I have an array $A$ having the next 145 values I would like to calculate the $\frac{dA}{dX}$, having a 1D grid, $x$: 1:286:41468 I use the function gradient: ...
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### Calculating information loss in a signal after smoothing?

I have a signal. I applied Gaussian smoothing to it and then for baseline reduction I appied Tophat filter to the smoothed version. This is the original signal: This is the final signal: I read ...
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### How to append two bandlimited signals and make the result bandlimited without modifying the first signal

I need to append (not add) a bandlimited signal F(b) to a bandlimited signal F(a) and keep the result bandlimited without modifying the part that corresponds to F(a). Both are bandlimited to the same ...
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### How to do smoothing without affecting phase

I have signals captured from two channels of a measurement system. There is phase and magnitude differences between these two signals. I want to apply nonlinear smoothing to the magnitude, but the ...
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### How Can I Detect Peaks and Regions of Highest Variance in a 1D Signal?

I'm not a signal processing person at all so hopefully I'm not asking an obvious question (if I am, I'd appreciate any resources that would help give more context). I have a 1D vector where the ...
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### What technique could I use to smooth the right amount these signals?

I'm developing an application which one of its capabilities is peak detection. I expect to handle three types of the similar data (Acceleration vs Frequency) but measured in different laboratories ...
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### 1/n octave smoothing

Given a frequency response obtained with FFT, I would like to apply a 1/n octave smoothing. What filter should I be using and how? Maybe someone could point to a good reference (a paper or book on the ...
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### How to apply Hamming Window?

I am new in matlab and signal processing. The time series that have been used are obtained from accelerometer in a building. As far as I understand both the time series' length and window function ...
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### Is there a need of Point interpolation before proceeding for gaussian smoothing of an incomplete distribution?

Suppose there is a distribution that has values sampled on the interval 1-25 with corresponding sample values that have to be smoothed. For example: ...
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### Smoothing data by using Kalman filter

I would like to ask about smoothing data by using Kalman filter. Due to quantization, I have data that is not smooth. How can I smooth this data by using Kalman Filter. For your information, the data ...
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### How i can smooth a sinusoidal signal using it's local maximum

I have a signal that it is like a Sinusoidal signal with many local maximum, I want to smooth this signal with almost connecting it's local maximum to each other.
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### Estimating number for iterations for gaussian smoothing

I have some data sets on which I applied Gaussian smoothing using [1 4 6 4 1] kernel. In my program I iterated this kernel 50 times on the data sets. But only a few ...
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### When should the sum of all elements of a gaussian kernel be zero?

I found an approximation of a 5x5 2D convolution kernel like this : Here, the sum of the elements is zero and this one was used for Laplacian of Gaussian! Another one here : This one has all ...
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### IIR Filter for Smoothing (Low Pass Filter)

I am using IIR filter for smoothing $$y[n] = ax[n]+(1-a)y[n-1]$$ My question is, if I add another IIR filter, will it be the second order of IIR filter? If not, what it can be called? My second ...
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### Fitting piecewise splines to noisy data

I have a system that gives me a noisy data set similar to the one generated by this matlab/octave code. The y-axis represents the signal intensity and the x-axis represents spatial distance. ...
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### Filter for Reducing Background Noise in Image

I have images where there is a lot of "black" background (few shades of black). (In many images at least half the pixels are background). I need to get interest points from the image, but because the ...
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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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### Savitzky-Golay smoothing filter for not equally spaced data

I have a signal that is measured at 100Hz and I need to apply the Savitzky-Golay smoothing filter on this signal. However, on closer inspection my signal is not measured at perfectly constant rate, ...
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