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Moving variance


Aslak Grinsted (view profile)


09 Aug 2005 (Updated )

Calculates moving variance of a time series.

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Moving variance
  x is the timeseries.
  m is the window length.
  v is the variance.
  Aslak Grinsted 2005


This file inspired Downsample Ts and Scatstat2 2 D Local Statistics.

MATLAB release MATLAB 7 (R14)
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11 Aug 2016 Paul Mellor

I believe n2 and m2 are the wrong way round: the longer sequence to remove is at the end not the start (try with a constant vector e.g. ones(1000,1)).

Also v can end up with a small negative value, which is not good for a variance. So I suggest:

v=max(0, v([zeros(1,m2)+m2+1,(m2+1):(n-n2),zeros(1,n2)+(n-n2)],:));

05 May 2016 Tyler Critchfield

09 Apr 2015 Michel Allegue

14 Feb 2014 Maty

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30 May 2012 Ilayda

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16 Jul 2008 xin wang

08 Nov 2005 Jonathan Tinker

Excellent, does just what I needed, without using a loop. NB/ this is the biased variance.

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