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Questions tagged [signal-processing]

Digital signal processing of sound, video or other single or multidimensional data

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How do you find the frequency and amplitude from Fourier?

Edit This is a popular question with several answers. This edit organises the answers and gives links. Fourier just gives y values (ordinates) if you wish to read off frequencies and amplitudes you ...
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Plot periodic function from Dirac delta function [duplicate]

Sorry for my bad english. I need to plot periodic function from dirac delta: δT(t)=∑δ(t–n*T), where T - is a constant, and n=-20..20 And after them, plot new function fd=f(t)*δT(t) - discrete signal ...
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Convolve two sets of (x,y) data sets

I have two sets of data in the form a={{.1,2},{.2,3},{.3,4},{.5,6}} b={{0,8},{.1,4},{.2,7},{.3,1},{.5,10},{.6,3}} Both data sets have even spacing, although ...
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Plot Fourier transform of $\sin (2 t)$

I'm trying to plot the Fourier transform of $\sin (2 t)$. I tried using the FourierTransform Function (I'm expecting a peak at w = 2) but it gives me undefined at <...
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How do you use Fourier transforms to perform a deconvolution

I've been trying to teach myself about deconvolution through Fourier transforms, but I seem to be missing something simple, as my results are garbage. I start by defining a test function and a window ...
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ListLinePlot “Cannot Take Positions” error with Fourier of WAV file

When I try to do a Fourier analysis of a WAV file with a sample rate of 22050 I get an error "Cannot take positions". What am doing wrong? ...
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Wavelet transform order problem

I have a signal that I'm trying to study its time-frequency features by continuous wavelet transform. By choosing different wavelet order, I get some differences in the results. ...
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Savitzky-Golay Filter to smooth noisy data

I do have noisy data and want to smooth them by a Savitzky-Golay filter because I want to keep the magnitude of the signal. a) Is there a ready-to-use Filter available for that? b) what are ...
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Extracting information from the result of ContinuousWaveletTransform

I'm trying to analysis a signal and identify some time-frequency information of it. For example, around which time the specific frequency arrives. It appears that Mathematica has very powerful wavelet ...
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What's the correct way to shift zero frequency to the center of a Fourier Transform?

I'm trying to apply a Fourier transform of a one dimensional list of a time history of some quantity using the Fourier function. I'm interested in the frequency ...
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Looking to create a lesson on sensory perception of sound

I'm looking to show students a lesson on sensory perception, more specifically on masking. I know a little Mathematica but sound processing has evaded me. I would like to create a white noise and ...
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PrincipalValue option of Convolve not working in 9.0.1?

The PrincipalValue option of Convolve is used in this question to define the Hilbert transform. However, in Mathematica 9.0.1, ...
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Hilbert-Huang transform package

I am trying to learn Hilbert-Huang transform (HHT) and its applications (especially in ECG signal processing). There are several HHT packages (scripts) HHT for R and Matlab. Is there any known ...
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How does Mathematica's LowpassFilter work?

I don't really understand the documentation for the LowpassFilter[] function in Mathematica. In the course I have about signal processing, low-pass filters come in ...
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Doing local FFT on huge 3D vector data cell mesh and visualizing it spatially?

Simulation type: I'm running a simulation with the OOMMF micromagnetics package http://math.nist.gov/oommf/ where are magnet is represented by a mesh of 3 million cells, it gets excited by a ...
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Graphical representation of a moving sound source

Some explanation since I have got a specific and another more open-ended question: I used two microphones in a 90° arrangement (see picture below) to capture sound from a source moving around the room ...
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What is Mathematica's equivalent to MATLAB's filter function?

The MATLAB code filter(0.5,[1, -0.5], [1:10]) is equivalent to Rest@FoldList[(#1 + #2)/2. &, 0, Range[10]] I don't ...
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Gauss Markov Process

I am trying to model a 1st order Gauss Markov Process (gyroscope drift). I know the Allan Variance characteristics of the process (bias instability, random walk characteristics). I know the model ...
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How to get the total intensity of a certain frequency range in an audio file?

Does anyone know how to get the total intensity of a certain frequency range in an audio file? Let's say an audio file has a frequency range from 0Hz to 20KHz, and I want to extract the total ...
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Spectrogram of complex exponential functions in Mathematica 9

How can the v9.0 built-in Spectrogram[list, n, d] function be modified to accept complex exponential functions? The V8.0.4 code that produces the result I'm ...
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Obsolete Signal Processing functions

I need some tools to detect the fundamental frequency and pitch of a sound. I Googled for "pitch detect" and found some .nb files that do these tasks, but all the files are in Mathematica 3.0 format. ...
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How do you remove noise to detect just the human voice?

How do you detect different sound frequencies and cut off parts in an audio file? Among instruments, how do you pick up the human voice?
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Filtering beat-to-beat heart rate data

From an experiment, I have a dataset of beat-to-beat heart rate data: a list of the time between each heart beat in [ms]. The data is measured using an infrared optic sensor at the finger tip. The ...
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Cluster a signal into areas of equal intensity

Introduction I have a greyscale photograph that I want to partition into areas of equal intensity. This means, that the integral over each partition should be (roughly) equal. There is no unique ...
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How to find the phase difference of two sampled sine waves?

I'm trying to measure a phase difference between two Sine functions I've acquired with a computer. I'm uploading one of the .txt files with the data I'm working with here: txt file. To remove the ...
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How to demodulate an FM signal in continuous-time?

I'm not sure if this is a math or Mathematica question, but I'm posting it here because I'm interested in possible Mathematica tools/functions to solve the problem. I'm stuck. I want to simulate ...
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non-linear trend reduction using thresholds

Doing some mappings of the earth magnetic field results in the left-hand figure below (which consists of 181 profiles): To improve this I tried a non-linear trend reduction using, for example, <...
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Implementing continuous phase/Arg function

In MATLAB there's a function called phase that is just like our Listable friend Arg, but ...
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How to properly plot a response of a transfer function in Mathematica?

I'm trying to display the output response of a transfer function in Mathematica with and without a compensator. The problem is very strange: while the transfer function compensate is showing well, the ...
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Can one find the beat of a tune with Fourier analysis?

I'm trying to find out if it's possible to find the beat of a tune by Fourier analysis with Mathematica. I'm taking a 44.1 kHz sample sound and hoping that I might get a nice peak for a frequency ...
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Computing and plotting a spectrogram in Mathematica

How can I compute and plot the spectrogram of a signal/time series/data in Mathematica? I have a WAV file, sampled at 44100 samples/second and I want to generate a spectrogram of that data. Something ...
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Numerical Fourier transform of a complicated function

Say I have a function $f(x)$ that is given explicitly in its functional form, and I want to find its Fourier transform[1]. If $f$ is too complicated to have an analytic expression for $\hat f(k)$, how ...
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Implementing discrete and continuous Hilbert transforms

What is an efficient and accurate Mathematica implementation of the Hilbert transform, for both continuous and especially discretely sampled functions? This transform relates phase and amplitude in ...