This example shows how to detect and remove outliers in your ThingSpeak™ channel data using a Hampel filter. This filter is closely related to a median filter and it helps to remove outliers from a signal without overly smoothing the data.
To run this example, you must be logged in with a MathWorks Account that is licensed to use the Signal Processing Toolbox .
Read the air temperature (in degree Celsius)
stored in channel 22641 using the
data = thingSpeakRead(22641,'NumPoints',8000,'Fields',2,'outputFormat','table');
Remove outliers in the raw data by applying
function. Specify the number of neighbors as 60 on either side of each sample of
the data in the measurement window. Since temperature does not change by more
than 10 degrees per hour, this setting allows for sufficient data to decide
whether each point is an outlier. Specify the number of standard deviations to
be 10, a data point must differ from the local median for it to be replaced with
windowSize = 60; numMedians = 10; hampel(data.AirTemperatureC, windowSize, numMedians);
The plot shows the original data, the filtered data, and the outliers in the original data.