# Calculating mean of signal between certain time interval in a loop.

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BHARAT SINGH RAWAT on 23 Apr 2022
Edited: Star Strider on 23 Apr 2022
I want to calculate the mean of such signals where for the time interval where the signal value is almost constant.(for ex between t=20 and t=23 for the file namde MatlabCode).However when I have multiple files in loop the start point of each signal is not always the same.How can I code so that the mean signal is always calculated for each file between the time intervals where the signal is almost stable(i.e constant).I have attached signals from two different files for reference.

Star Strider on 23 Apr 2022
Edited: Star Strider on 23 Apr 2022
It is not possible to do anything with an image of data.
Simulating it —
t = linspace(0, 20);
s = ((1 - exp(-1.5*t)) + 0.5*t).*(t<=10) + (0.15*exp(-1.75*(t-12))).*(t>10); % Simulate Missing Signal
Lv1 = dsdt>0; % Positive Derivative Values
fls = min(dsdt(Lv1)) % Derivative Minimum
fls = 0.5000
tol = 1E-2;
Lv2 = abs(dsdt(Lv1) - fls) <= tol; % Minimum Region With Tolerance
figure
plot(t, s)
hold on
plot(t, dsdt)
plot(t(Lv2), dsdt(Lv2), '+g')
plot(t(Lv2), s(Lv2), '+g')
hold off
grid
legend('Signal','Derivative','Constant Slope Section', 'Location','best') This illustrates the way I would approach it, to define the relatively constant slope region. (The mean may not be appropriate for a relatively linearly increasing part of the signal, and a linear fit might be more appropriate.)
Experiment to get different results.
EDIT — (23 Apr 2022 at 17:10)
Changed ‘tol’ value to include a longer section of the selected curve.
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Jan on 23 Apr 2022
Use findchangepts to determine the constant time phase. Then calculate the mean.

R2016a

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