# Questions tagged [wavelet]

A wavelet is a wave-like oscillation with an amplitude that starts out at zero, increases, and then decreases back to zero.

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### Which time-frequency coefficients does the Wavelet transform compute?

The Fast Fourier Transform takes $\mathcal O(N \log N)$ operations, while the Fast Wavelet Transform takes $\mathcal O(N)$. But what, specifically, does the FWT compute? Although they are often ...
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### What's the difference between the Gabor-Morlet wavelet transform and the constant-Q transform?

At a glance, the constant-Q fourier transform and the complex Gabor-Morlet wavelet transform seem the same. Both are time-frequency representations, based on constant-Q filters, windowed sinusoids, ...
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### Slow Down Music Playing While Maintaining Frequency

Playing a piece of music audio at a slower speed would lower its pitch (frequency). Is there a tool and theory to slow down the song playing while keep the frequency the same? I suppose one can do ...
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### When can we write Heisenberg uncertainty Principle as a equality?

We know that Heisenberg uncertainty Principle states that $$\Delta f \Delta t \geq \frac{1}{4 \pi}.$$ But (in many case for Morlet wavelet) I have seen that they changed the inequality to an equality....
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### Scalogram (and related nomenclatures) for DWT?

My understanding of the scalogram is that, for a particular row, the scores of the projection of the input signal with the wavelet at a particular displacement is shown. Across rows, the same thing ...
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### Hints and helps to implement an accurate wavelet packet transfrom

I want to implement a Time-Freqency analysis by wavelet packets. I don't know what level and sampling rate should I use. I've tried different value for level(3,4,5,6,). but I couldn't get an accurate ...
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### How to turn Morlet wavelet into second generation wavelet?

I have a very specific application which requires to use the complex Morlet wavelet (or Gabor wavelet, if that's the name you use). I currently use the convolution theorem to compute wavelets ...
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### Audio time stretching, without pitch shifting

This might be a Sound Design question, or a StackOverflow question since I am attempting to do this with Java. I would like to play back a sound at the same pitch, but stretched out in time. My ...
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### Implementing Continuous Wavelet Transform

I need to implement the discretized continuous wavelet transform from scratch. Could someone please point me to useful papers and references available online for this?
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### Additive white Gaussian noise and undecimated DWT

One of the benefits of DWT is that it is an orthonormal transform. There are statements that the energy of noise component mainly concentrates on the high-frequency (detail) part and distributes ...
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### What Properties Make Certain Wavelets “Better” Than Others In Image Compression?

I am trying to teach myself more about image compression using the wavelet transform method. My question is: What is it about certain wavelets that make them preferable when compressing images? Are ...
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### Reading the Wavelet transform plot

I am having trouble understanding on how to read the plot plotted by a wavelet transform, here is my simple Matlab code, ...
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### Comparison between Fourier transform, short time Fourier transform and wavelets

What is the difference between the Fourier transform, short time Fourier transform and wavelets?
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If we already had Short-time Fourier transform for better analysis of a signal than Discrete Fourier Transform, then what was the need that leads to development of Wavelet Transform ?
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### Explanation on Haarlets

Would someone be able to give me some info or a link etc ... regarding haarlets aka Haar wavelet-like features. I'm reading several papers for my master dissertation and several of these papers ...
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### How can I plot frequency vs magnitude of wavelet transform?

I am running Morlet continuous wavelet transform. I have got wscalogram of signal and now I want to plot freq-magnitude like the following picture., but I don't ...
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### Which transform most closely mimics the human auditory system?

The Fourier transform is commonly used for frequency analysis of sounds. However, it has some disadvantages when it comes to analyzing the human perception of sound. For example, its frequency bins ...
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### Feature extraction/reduction using DWT

For a given time series which is n timestamps in length, we can take Discrete Wavelet Transform (using 'Haar' wavelets), then we get (for an example, in Python) - ...
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### What does the normalization step of the Haar wavelet transform represent?

When you perform the Haar wavelet transform, you take the sums and differences, then at each stage, you multiply the entire signal by $\small\sqrt2$. When taking the inverse transform, you multiply ...
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I need some information about Stockwell transform (also known as the S-transform): How can I implement it in MATLAB? *Does it give you the damping ratio $\zeta$ of a signal like the complex Morlet ...
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### Comparison between 2 images in Frequency domain

As you can see there are 2 images from the Tom and Jerry cartoon program. In the 1st image both Tom and Jerry are present. But in the 2nd one,only Tom is present.Now,we can clearly see this ...
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### What's the difference between the Gabor and Morlet wavelets?

The Gabor wavelet is a kind of the Gaussian modulated sinusoidal wave (source)   Gabor wavelets are formed from two components, a complex sinusoidal carrier and a Gaussian envelope. (source) ...
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### Implementing Wavelet Transform using Equations

I want to implement Wavelet Transform from the scratch, that mean breaking the wavelet transform into its equations to implement in any Programming language. Matlab Comes with built-in functions to ...
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### Morlet wavelet time and frequency resolution

I want to calculate Morlet time and frequency resolution. the Morlet wavelet function is define as : $\psi(t)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{\pi f_b}}e^{j2\pi f_c}e^{-t^2/f_b}$ Note: I know the answers, but I don't ...
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### Noise rejection / feature extraction

I'm hoping someone could point me in the direction of some signal processing methods to clean up my data. I'm collecting physiological data from human muscle (lower leg; gastrocnemius) during walking/...
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### Shift invariant in wavelet

I always hear that wavelet transform is not shift invariant, and that there are other types of wavelet, like stationary wavelet and double density dual-tree wavelet transform, that are shift invariant....
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### Complex Morlet function and DWT

I have an application that I must use a complex Morlet wavelet function (cmorfb-fc), I can run CWT (continuous wavelet transform)...
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### Can I run a GA to optimize wavelet transform?

I am running a wavelet transform (cmor) to estimate damping and frequencies that exists in a signal.cmor has 2 parameters that I can change them to get more accurate results. center frequency(Fc) and ...
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### Undecimated DWT vs. CWT. In what cases is one preferable over another?

Talking about undecimated DWT let's focus here on SWT algorithm. SWT is said to be: numerically more stable due to Mallat algorithm. And the inverse operation is capable of returning the original ...
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### Extract approximation and detail coefficients

I am a student and would like to know how to extract the approximation and detail coefficients (A5, D5, D4, D3, D2 and D1) after an applied DWT decomposition dB5 (Daubechies 5, level = 5)?
There is a signal of $50\textrm{ Hz}$ and $120\textrm{ Hz}$ corrupted with noise. The sampling rate is $1000\textrm{ Hz}$. Here I used a 3-level DWT to extract this two components of the signal ...