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# 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 R suitable for digital signal processing

While asking a question about representing large time series in R I was discouraged from using R for digital signal processing. I understand that R is geared towards statistics. However, a signal is ...
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### Optimized 2D wavelet transform using FFT

I'm currenty aiming to optimize my fast wavelet transform (FWT) algorithm for 2D signals (images). It works as follows: one iteration of 1D FWT does convolution of 1D input data with a selected 1D ...
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### Implementing wavelet transform for finding transients in the power supply

I am new to the concept of wavelet transforms. Can somebody please help me in understanding this ? and also how to implement it in c. Is Short term Fourier transform more efficient than Wavelet ...
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### This is an expression for the computation of kurtosis.

However, I don't understand what the subscript '4x' or the parameter (0,0) stand for. Could anyone explain ?
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### stationary vs. undecimated wavelet transform

I have a little bit confused on the difference between stationary wavelet transform and un-decimated wavelet transform. So, can anyone tell me, if there is a difference between them?
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### Getting frequency content at different times from discrete wavelet transform coeffs

After being away from DSP for a long time, I am trying to familiarize myself with wavelet transform. Here is what I (think) have understood so far: Wavelet transform provides you high time resolution ...
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### change the central frequency of a wavelet

I am using the discrete meyer wavelet in MATLAB for time series decomposition. I would like to change the central frequency of this wavelet but I do not know if this is possible or if I would need to ...
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### Is this a valid thresholding approach?

I am using a wavelet transform and am testing the following approach to thresholding: All coeffients (whatever their value) after the first N are set to 0 So if my timeseries window is 128 ...
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### Wavelet decomposition

For the following code, X=[2 2 3 100 4 0 98 100 90 2 3 67 98 0 6 6 89 9 21 78] [C,L]=wavedec(X,N,'db1'); where N is the ...
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### relationship between number of wavelet decomposition level and noise level

I am studying wavelet theory by myself and hope to use wavelet to denoise images. I write one matlab program to watch denoised image. ...
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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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### Why wavelets based transmitter/receiver digital signal processing aren't common?

I have seen this thread: Difference between Fourier transform and Wavelets AFAIK there is no common usage of wavelets in the real-time DSP world (excluding image and video processing). I am curious ...
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### Why is a wavelet transform implemented as a filter bank?

The mother wavelet function $\psi(t)$ must satisfy the following: $$\int\limits_{-\infty}^{+\infty} \frac{|\psi(\omega)|^2}{\omega} d \omega < +\infty,$$ \psi ( \omega ) \bigg|_{ \omega =0} =0,...
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### Time-Frquency Resolution issues

While Im studying wavelet transform, I have this questions in my mind which can't find it's answer: I understand that when we take longer time windows and take the fourier transform we would suffer ...
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### How accurate is Wavelet packet decomposition for emg signals with frequencies from 10 to 40 Hz?

I have an electromyographic signal sampled at a frequency between 10 and 40 Hz in a time window of 300ms. Is wavelet packet decomposition adequate in order to perform features extraction for ...
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### How to use wavelet decomposition for feature extraction (of fMRI images)?

I have a dataset consisting of fMRI images (from mice) which are divided into 4 groups (different drug dose levels applied). Each fMRI image is 4D, that means each voxel is a time series. For each ...
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### Why Wavelet based Transform Is More Suitable for Image Compression Compared to DCT?

Everyone knows that JPEG2000 can obtain much better compression result than JPEG. The fundamental transform behind JPEG2000 is wavelet while the basic transform in JPEG is DCT. So my question is why ...
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### Opposite of wavelet transform?

Wavelet transform gives good time resolution for high-frequency events and good frequency resolution for low-frequency events. => I want to have complete opposite of wavelet transform, where I get ...
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### Generating Wavelet family matrixes

We have unnormalized Haar matrix which, is for example, H4=[1 1 1 1;1 1 -1 -1;1 -1 0 0;0 0 1 -1] After normalizing it, we use for haar transform. I know how to ...
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### Singularity Detection from 2D Wavelet Modulus Plot

I was wondering if I could get some tips/resources on how to pick out the singularity from my 2D Continuous Wavelet Transform Coefficient Plot (scalogram) using the Gaussian Derivative as the mother-...
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### Properties of a custom wavelet family for continuous wavelet transform

First of, I'm new to signal processing. I have a signal which is a linear composition of several basis signals, whereas the same basis signal can occur several times, that is translated, but not ...
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### Issues with the smoothing operator in coherence estimation using the complex Morlet (Gabor) wavelet

The goal I wish to compute the coherence estimate using the continuous wavelet transform (CWT) of a real-valued signal with the complex Morlet (a.k.a. Gabor) wavelet. I compute the cwt of the signal ...
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### Wavelet-based C/C++ Peak finding libraries

What wavelet-based peak finding functions are there for C++? I'm looking for something similar to: http://docs.scipy.org/doc/scipy-0.15.1/reference/generated/scipy.signal.find_peaks_cwt.html. ...
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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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### Removing periodic spike noise from ECG signal

The signal shown in the following figure is collected from a ECG sensor. The spike noise that is observed with a periodicity of 30 seconds was traced to the periodic blip of the LED as it draws ...
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### Compare between JPEG and JPEG2000

JPEG image compression is Fourier based DCT while modern image compression technique like JPEG2000 is based on more multi-scale technique like Wavelets.I want to know how Fourier and Wavelets are ...
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### What is the delta parameter in $\tt scal2freq$?

I am running complex morlet (cmor1-1.5) wavelet transform. I want to have the transformation for the range of $[1,150]\textrm{ Hz}$ with a step of $1\textrm{ Hz}$. ...
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### How does a wavelet help in image compression?

I understand how the discrete cosine transform is used in image compression in standards like JPEG. However, the concept of wavelets is a mystery to me. I do know that wavelets are functions that have ...
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### How to cover all spectrum in wavelet when it which is behalved?

As I know , wavelet decomposition behave with halve. I mean that a way like this HH HL LH LL. But I wonder, how to corver the all spectrum when it was halved? I think if it want to all cover spectrum ...
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### What is meant by “complete set” in the context of affine wavelets?

In the book by Sayood on compression, he says "if the set is complete, it is called affine wavelets". I want to know what is meant by completeness of wavelets.
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### Why not stop with the first level decomposition in wavelet?

Typically, We do wavelet decomposition with the last one level. But I wonder, why do decomposition withh the last one level? In the other word, why not stop with the first decomposition level?
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### What is the scaling function and wavelet function at wavelet analysis?

I'm trying to looking the meaning and functionality about scaling function and wavelet function at wavelet analysis. I have googling already. But I can't find and understand the meaning. What does ...
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### Matrix expansion into bases

I have an image (that is a matrix), let's say of dimensions NxN. I then want to expand this matrix into M basis matrices (for the moment I'm still unsure how many M of these basis matrices I should ...
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### How to find phase values on precise pixel locations of a given Image? [closed]

I have computed magnitude and phase spectrum of cameraman Gray scale image using fft function. Here, we get magnitude and phase spectrum of the whole image. .Please see the reconstruction of image ...
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### Where is the “time and frequency” in a Discrete Wavelet Transform?

The DWT is motivated by the ability to see signal in time and frequency at the same time, if I understood that correctly. I am using the following Matlab commands for some signal x: ...
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### How matching pusuit algorithm works

I could infer from books and wiki that a matching pursuit finds signal approximations from a redundant dictionary. Let f be the signal, ai be the basis and Ri be the residue.. here we choose the inner ...
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### Complex Morlet Wavelet piano sound analysis

my project is monophonic music transcription I am using complex Morlet wavelet but over the 1000 Hz complex Morlet does not give all results right, my code is like that ; ...
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### denosing using soft thresholding or hard thresholding in matlab

let us consider following code ...
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### why wavelet coefficients are zeros after decomposition

I am learning wavelet theory for image processing. To understand the theory, I write one Matlab program to decompose one black-white image. The program is as follows ...
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### Can wavelets be used for complex texture discrimination?

I've recently been studying wavelet analysis with a view to differentiating certain areas of texture images where the texture differs from the background pattern (which is quite random); for example a ...
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### Clarification about wavelet thresholds

I am trying to wrap my head around the original wavelet shrinkage papers of Donoho and others from the mid-90s. There are a couple of curious things that confuse me, and I'd appreciate some input: ...
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### How convert scal to frequency when use cwt in matlab

I am new in DSP.I have the flowing code t = linspace(0,1,1000); x = cos(2*pi*60*t); CWTcoeffs = cwt(x,1:64,'sym8','plot'); colormap jet; and my output is: ...
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### Denoise images with wavelets

I try to understand what following algorithm from this gimp plugin does to denoise an image: ...
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### How to narrow the frequency band of a wavelet

I have a ricker wavelet with a dominant frequency of 15 Hz. The fourier transform shows its frequency band is almost to 50 Hz. How can I narrow the frequency band of this 15 Hz ricker wavelet? I have ...
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### Critically Sampled Laplacian Pyramid from 2nd Generation Wavelet

I'd like to know if a technique I have in mind is already used and has a name I can look up, and whether it is likely to work and be useful! My aim is to produce a discrete wavelet transform that is ...
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### Are there condition numbers associated with the STFT, DWT?

Recently I learned that the DFT has good numerical stability since it can be represented as an orthogonal matrix, which has a condition number of 1. Is it possible to represent the STFT and DWT as ...
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### How can we calculate the frequency response of each filter of a Discrete Wavelet Decomposition filter bank?

I am using the Multilevel Wavelet decomposition. The decomposition results in a filter bank such as the following: Specifically, I am using one of the Daubechies wavelets, ...
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### Larger image after wavelet reconstruction

Depending on the size of the original image and depending on the kind of padding used during 2D discrete wavelet transform and reconstruction, the reconstructed image has a larger size. Is there a ...