scipy.signal.lombscargle¶

scipy.signal.
lombscargle
(x, y, freqs)[source]¶ Computes the LombScargle periodogram.
The LombScargle periodogram was developed by Lomb [1] and further extended by Scargle [2] to find, and test the significance of weak periodic signals with uneven temporal sampling.
When normalize is False (default) the computed periodogram is unnormalized, it takes the value
(A**2) * N/4
for a harmonic signal with amplitude A for sufficiently large N.When normalize is True the computed periodogram is normalized by the residuals of the data around a constant reference model (at zero).
Input arrays should be 1D and will be cast to float64.
 Parameters
 xarray_like
Sample times.
 yarray_like
Measurement values.
 freqsarray_like
Angular frequencies for output periodogram.
 precenterbool, optional
Precenter measurement values by subtracting the mean.
 normalizebool, optional
Compute normalized periodogram.
 Returns
 pgramarray_like
LombScargle periodogram.
 Raises
 ValueError
If the input arrays x and y do not have the same shape.
See also
istft
Inverse Short Time Fourier Transform
check_COLA
Check whether the Constant OverLap Add (COLA) constraint is met
welch
Power spectral density by Welch’s method
spectrogram
Spectrogram by Welch’s method
csd
Cross spectral density by Welch’s method
Notes
This subroutine calculates the periodogram using a slightly modified algorithm due to Townsend [3] which allows the periodogram to be calculated using only a single pass through the input arrays for each frequency.
The algorithm running time scales roughly as O(x * freqs) or O(N^2) for a large number of samples and frequencies.
References
 1
N.R. Lomb “Leastsquares frequency analysis of unequally spaced data”, Astrophysics and Space Science, vol 39, pp. 447462, 1976
 2
J.D. Scargle “Studies in astronomical time series analysis. II  Statistical aspects of spectral analysis of unevenly spaced data”, The Astrophysical Journal, vol 263, pp. 835853, 1982
 3
R.H.D. Townsend, “Fast calculation of the LombScargle periodogram using graphics processing units.”, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, vol 191, pp. 247253, 2010
Examples
>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
First define some input parameters for the signal:
>>> A = 2. >>> w = 1. >>> phi = 0.5 * np.pi >>> nin = 1000 >>> nout = 100000 >>> frac_points = 0.9 # Fraction of points to select
Randomly select a fraction of an array with timesteps:
>>> r = np.random.rand(nin) >>> x = np.linspace(0.01, 10*np.pi, nin) >>> x = x[r >= frac_points]
Plot a sine wave for the selected times:
>>> y = A * np.sin(w*x+phi)
Define the array of frequencies for which to compute the periodogram:
>>> f = np.linspace(0.01, 10, nout)
Calculate LombScargle periodogram:
>>> import scipy.signal as signal >>> pgram = signal.lombscargle(x, y, f, normalize=True)
Now make a plot of the input data:
>>> plt.subplot(2, 1, 1) >>> plt.plot(x, y, 'b+')
Then plot the normalized periodogram:
>>> plt.subplot(2, 1, 2) >>> plt.plot(f, pgram) >>> plt.show()