# 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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### Is it possible to extract peak locations in the time domain using help from fourier/wavelet analysis?

The signal I'm studying has fundamental frequencies of 20 and 60 cycles per minute (shown in the Periodogram graph). It is straight forward to extract the peaks in the time domain belonging to the 20 ...
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I am doing data analysis. I used the wavelet transform and now I am trying the Hilbert–Huang transform (HHT). In the literature, I read that Hilbert–Huang transform (HHT) is an adaptive technique. I ...
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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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### Does the set of Hermitian Wavelets include fractional derivatives?

According to Wikipedia, Hermitian wavelets, "The $n^{{\textrm {th}}}$ Hermitian wavelet is defined as the $n^{{\textrm {th}}}$ derivative of a Gaussian distribution." Are the wavelets defined by ...
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### CWT Disapointing Frequency Separation

I'm attempting to perform multi-resolution analysis via Continuous-Wavelet Transform (CWT) using Pywavelets. I've heard that CWT is supposed to be superior to STFT due to varying frequency content as ...
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### Morse / Morlet wavelet relationship?

Does anybody know what the relationship between Morse and (complex) Morlet wavelets are? I'm looking at images in papers about the Morse, and it looks like a Morlet to me. Is the Morse a ...
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### 2D DWT Image Issue

In the literature, I see that a 2D signal can be transformed by first doing a 1D transformation on each row of the matrix followed by the same procedure on each column. It seems that $k^{th}$ level ...
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### What is the correct order of operations for a 2D Haar wavelet decomposition?

The source code of iqdb contains a 2D Haar transform implementation. The author claims to have implemented it according to the paper "Fast Multiresolution Image Querying", which is freely available ...
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### Peak Detection on ECG signal

I've been working on a ECG signal collected during exercise through my chest mount heart rate monitor. My goal is to accurately detect the location of the R-wave; R-wave is the narrow peak similar to ...
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### Why is the high-pass filter result in a discrete wavelet transform (DWT) downsampled?

From Wikipedia's description of the Discrete Wavelet Transform, a signal yields a set of: approximation coefficients (low-pass: by averaging + downsampling) detail coefficients (high-pass: convolving ...
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### Haar series approximation of a function?

I'm trying to code the Haar wavelet approximation of a function. I'm a complete newbie. Edit Below is a pseudo-code of my algorithm for $f: [0,10] \to \mathbb R$, $f(x)=x$. I picked it here and ...
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### Is Wavelet Transform better than FT if I'm only interested in knowing the frequencies and not interested of when did they happen?

I'm still in the first stages of learning about these different transformations. But one thing that came to my mind while learning about them is the question above. I learned that ...
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### Does it make sense to use a wavelet that is equal to a sine of one period?

Would I get same results with STFT method (short-time Fourier transform) if I try this?
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### What happens if I zero out the initial terms of the fft output and take inverse fft? [duplicate]

I am new to signal processing domain. When I run fft on data of length 1000, I get 1000 complex numbers. Now, if I want to extract the low frequency information or signal approximation, I take the ...
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### Morlet-based Cross Spectral Density vs Wavelet Transform

I am interested in the frequency distribution and power of neural alpha waves (8-12Hz), and have been using WT to examine them. I am quite new to the techniques involved, however, and have noticed ...
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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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### How Are Images Considered Non Stationary Signal When They Are Invariant to Time?

I have read Wavelets are better than Fourier in dealing with non-stationary signals such as images, but I don't understand how images are considered stationary??
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### Which algorithms can efficiently identify rectangular regions in noisy greyscale image?

I have a large number (~50000) of square greyscale images, about 180x180 pixels. I need to efficiently scan them for containing significant block like regions. See the following pictures where I have ...
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### Multifractal analysis of an image using wavelets

I want to measure the fractal character of images using a wavelet approach (if possible) in python. (E.g., maybe things like roughness, anisotropy, or just the fractal dimension - perhaps just ...
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### Wavelet Transform and STFT

How wavelet transform is different from STFT. I'm not able to understand what is resolution in frequency domain means?