Does Matlab have a mode filter?
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Sailesh Sidhwani on 25 Nov 2020
A new 'modefilt' function for 2D and 3D data was added to Image Processing Toolbox in R2020a:
Both 'colfilt' and 'nlfilter' are generic sliding window functions and can be used to perform mode filtering but the expectation is this 'modefilt' to be faster than both of these functions and also work on 3D grayscale data.
Image Analyst on 28 Aug 2012
See my demo. Copy, paste, save as test.m, and run.
% Demo to take the local mode of a gray scale image.
% userImage, if passed in, is used as the image.
% If userImage is not passed in, user is asked to use a demo image.
% Clean up.
clc; % Clear the command window.
close all; % Close all figures (except those of imtool.)
workspace; % Make sure the workspace panel is showing.
% Change the current folder to the folder of this m-file.
% (The line of code below is from Brett Shoelson of The Mathworks.)
% Don't use these lines if you're calling this from another m-file.
% Check that user has the Image Processing Toolbox installed.
hasIPT = license('test', 'image_toolbox');
% User does not have the toolbox installed.
message = sprintf('Sorry, but you do not seem to have the Image Processing Toolbox.\nDo you want to try to continue anyway?');
reply = questdlg(message, 'Toolbox missing', 'Yes', 'No', 'Yes');
if strcmpi(reply, 'No')
% User said No, so exit.
fontSize = 20;
if nargin == 0
% No image passed in on the command line.
% Read in one of the standard MATLAB demo images
% as our original gray scale image and display it.
promptMessage = sprintf('Which image do you want to use.\nThe coins or the cameraman?');
button = questdlg(promptMessage, 'Select Image', 'Coins', 'Cameraman', 'Coins');
if strcmp(button, 'Coins')
grayImage = double(imread('coins.png')); % Cast to double.
grayImage = double(imread('cameraman.tif')); % Cast to double.
% Use the image array passed in on the command line.
grayImage = double(userImage); % Cast to double.
% Start timing.
startTime = tic;
subplot(2, 2, 1);
title('Original Image', 'FontSize', fontSize);
set(gcf, 'Position', get(0,'Screensize')); % Maximize figure.
% Perform a mode filter.
% Output image is the mode of the input image in a 3 by 3 sliding window.
ModeFilterFunction = @(x) mode(x(:));
modeImage = nlfilter(grayImage, [3 3], ModeFilterFunction);
% An alternate way of doing the mode filter is on the next line:
% modeImage = reshape(mode(im2col(originalImage,[3 3],'sliding')), size(originalImage)-2);
subplot(2, 2, 2);
title('Mode Image', 'FontSize', fontSize);
elapsedTime = toc(startTime);
message = sprintf('Done!\n\nElapsed time = %.2f seconds.', elapsedTime);
return; % End of local_mode() function.