[SciPy-user] Extract local minima

Paul Barrett pebarrett at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 16:16:59 CDT 2006

On 6/19/06, Nils Wagner <nwagner at iam.uni-stuttgart.de> wrote:
>  Hi all,
> Is there a way to extract local minima from the column vector stored in
> data.mtx ?

Here is another approach.

Convolve the data with a simple kernel and then subract this array
from your original data.

kern = array([1.,2.,6.,2.,1.])/12.
res = dat - convolve(dat, kern, mode='same')

Now search for local minima less than -0.5.  See attached figure

 -- Paul
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