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Empirical Wavelet Transforms



10 Jun 2013 (Updated )

This toolbox proposes the original implementation of Empirical Wavelet Transforms

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April 2014: new version 2.0!
Many bug fixes + new functions
In this toolbox, we implement the Empirical Wavelet Transform for 1D and 2D signals/images. The principle consists in detecting Fourier supports on which Littlewood-Paley like wavelets are build. In 2D, we revisit different well-known transforms: tensor wavelets, Littlewood-Paley wavelets, ridgelets and curvelets.

The toolbox also provides the scripts used to generate the experiments in the papers:

- J.Gilles, "Empirical wavelet transform" to appear in IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, 2013.
Preprint available at
- J.Gilles, G.Tran, S.Osher "2D Empirical transforms. Wavelets, Ridgelets and Curvelets Revisited", SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, Vol.7, No.1, 157--186, 2014.
Preprint available at
- J.Gilles, K.Heal, "A parameterless scale-space approach to find meaningful modes in histograms - Application to image and spectrum segmentation", submitted 2014.
Preprint available at

See the README file inside the archive for more instructions

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.13 (R2011b)
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Comments and Ratings (10)
25 Apr 2014 Jerome Gilles

Dear all,

I just uploaded a brand new 2.0 version of this toolbox!
Bugs fixes + many new functions available.

As usual do not hesitate to give me your feedback ;-)

18 Apr 2014 Nidhin

Dear Jerome,
My email-id is

Thankyou for the reply. :D
Looking forward for the new version. ;)


10 Apr 2014 Jerome Gilles

Hi Nidhin

Can you send me an email and I will send you the missing file.

Btw, I plan to release a new version of this toolbox very soon with some new cool features ;-)


10 Apr 2014 Nidhin

Hi Jerome
When I tried to run the code 'Test_EWT2D_LP.m',the following error is shown:
??? Undefined function or method 'Show_EWT2D' for input
arguments of type 'cell'.

I searched for the function Show_EWT2D in the folders but couldn't find.
Pls help

Thanku for the help regarding ftc_seg mex compilation :D


06 Feb 2014 santhoshsz

Dear sir, Out of your toolbox which is best suitable for extracting feature in an image.

22 Jan 2014 Jerome Gilles

What is spikelet?

22 Jan 2014 Aneesh

How can i use spikelet in matlab..

30 Sep 2013 Jerome Gilles

Dear Vidyasagar,

Sorry for the late answer, I was travelling a lot these last weeks!

concerning the compilation "mex ftc_seg.c", did you go on the right folder (i.e. Boundaries/FTC)?

otherwise, for the supplementary lines of code for Windows users, you should add them in the file ftc_seg.c itself.

let me know if this help ;-)

13 Sep 2013 vidyasagar k

hello Jerome. thankyou very much for the tool box.
iam trying to compile under windows, iam getting an error.

>> mex ftc_seg.c

C:\PROGRA~1\MATLAB\R2010A\BIN\MEX.PL: Error: 'ftc_seg.c' not found.

??? Error using ==> mex at 222
Unable to complete successfully.

can you please suggest me the solution. where should i add the bellow mentioned code?
double round(double val)
return floor(val + 0.5);

i mean which part of ftc_seg.c

please help.
thankyou very much.

17 Jun 2013 Jerome Gilles

For people trying to compile ftc_seg.c under Windows, you should add the following lines in the C file if you get some linking error:

double round(double val)
return floor(val + 0.5);

18 Jun 2013

Change the location of some variable declaration in ftc_seg.c in order to be compliant with more compiler.

25 Apr 2014

bugs fixes + new functions (scale-space detection method, more accurate time-frequency plotting, ...)

25 Apr 2014

add the documentation

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