cupyx.scipy.signal.peak_prominences#

cupyx.scipy.signal.peak_prominences(x, peaks, wlen=None)[source]#

Calculate the prominence of each peak in a signal.

The prominence of a peak measures how much a peak stands out from the surrounding baseline of the signal and is defined as the vertical distance between the peak and its lowest contour line.

Parameters:
• x (sequence) – A signal with peaks.

• peaks (sequence) – Indices of peaks in x.

• wlen (int, optional) – A window length in samples that optionally limits the evaluated area for each peak to a subset of x. The peak is always placed in the middle of the window therefore the given length is rounded up to the next odd integer. This parameter can speed up the calculation (see Notes).

Returns:

• prominences (ndarray) – The calculated prominences for each peak in peaks.

• left_bases, right_bases (ndarray) – The peaks’ bases as indices in x to the left and right of each peak. The higher base of each pair is a peak’s lowest contour line.

Raises:

ValueError – If a value in peaks is an invalid index for x.

Warns:

PeakPropertyWarning – For indices in peaks that don’t point to valid local maxima in x, the returned prominence will be 0 and this warning is raised. This also happens if wlen is smaller than the plateau size of a peak.

Warning

This function may return unexpected results for data containing NaNs. To avoid this, NaNs should either be removed or replaced.

`find_peaks`

Find peaks inside a signal based on peak properties.

`peak_widths`

Calculate the width of peaks.

Notes

Strategy to compute a peak’s prominence:

1. Extend a horizontal line from the current peak to the left and right until the line either reaches the window border (see wlen) or intersects the signal again at the slope of a higher peak. An intersection with a peak of the same height is ignored.

2. On each side find the minimal signal value within the interval defined above. These points are the peak’s bases.

3. The higher one of the two bases marks the peak’s lowest contour line. The prominence can then be calculated as the vertical difference between the peaks height itself and its lowest contour line.

Searching for the peak’s bases can be slow for large x with periodic behavior because large chunks or even the full signal need to be evaluated for the first algorithmic step. This evaluation area can be limited with the parameter wlen which restricts the algorithm to a window around the current peak and can shorten the calculation time if the window length is short in relation to x. However, this may stop the algorithm from finding the true global contour line if the peak’s true bases are outside this window. Instead, a higher contour line is found within the restricted window leading to a smaller calculated prominence. In practice, this is only relevant for the highest set of peaks in x. This behavior may even be used intentionally to calculate “local” prominences.