The tintinnabulation of the noise
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Lawrence Lile wrote:
>This could easily ignite the Average vs Median debate that took up so much
bandwidth about two years ago. I am convinced that median filter techniques
are superior to averaging, for this reason: Say I have some pulse noise,
with a nasty 60 hz hum superimposed on it (that's probably what I'm dealing
>3.0, 3.1, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 2.9, 1.0, 3.0, 2.9, 3.1
>What is the average? 2.8 by my calculation
>What if you eliminate the last data point? the average is 2.76 hmmmmm....
>What is the best representation of the data? 3.0, the median, no matter
how many data points we have.
By selectively eliminating far outliers, you might get a better
values either way.
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