## How can I set a descend order finding peaks to my graph ?

### Kaleesh Bala (view profile)

on 26 Sep 2019
Latest activity Commented on by Kaleesh Bala

on 1 Oct 2019

### Akira Agata (view profile)

I have a graph that takes the values from first maximum peak point and plots it.Now,how shall i introduce a threshold or descend order from that point,so that it find the next highest peak ?
S(:,1)=[ 5 15 35 45 5 15 35 45];
S(:,2)=[ 5 15 15 5 45 35 35 45];
for k=1:1:length(S)
[a(k),b2(k)]=max(abs(hilbert(signal(k,:)))); % first peak amp & index
[PkAmp, PkTime] = findpeaks(abs(hilbert(signal(k,:))),t);
peaks(1,1)=a(k);
peaks(2,1)=t(b2(k));
j=2;
for i=1:length(PkTime)
if PkTime(i)>t(b2(k))
peaks(1,j)=PkAmp(i);
peaks(2,j)=PkTime(i);
j=j+1;
end
end
figure;
plot(t,(signal(k,:)),t,abs(hilbert(signal(k,:))),peaks(2,1),peaks(1,1),'ro')
hold on;grid on
plot(PkTime, PkAmp, '^r', 'MarkerFaceColor','r')
xlim([0 0.0006]);ylim([-inf inf])
hold on,plot(peaks(2,3),peaks(1,3),'ko')
end Kaleesh Bala

### Kaleesh Bala (view profile)

on 26 Sep 2019
In other words I would like to take only the points that are at sharp peaks, not any peak values which are in a slope or down slope.
darova

### darova (view profile)

on 26 Sep 2019
What if just use findpeaks() two times?
[y, ix] = findpeaks(origin_data);
[y1,ix1] = findpeaks(y);
i = ix(ix1);
plot(time,origin_data)
hold on
plot(time(i),origin_data(i),'^r')
hold off
Kaleesh Bala

### Kaleesh Bala (view profile)

on 27 Sep 2019
Thanks Darova for the comment.
It doesn't work as it didn't made any envelope over it.

### Akira Agata (view profile)

on 26 Sep 2019

How about combining envelope and findpeaks functions?
The following is an example.
% Calculate envelope and detect it's peaks
ul = envelope(signal(1,:));
[pks,locs] = findpeaks(ul,t,'MinPeakProminence',0.5e-3);
% Show the result
figure
plot(t,signal(1,:))
hold on
plot(t,ul)
scatter(locs,pks,'rv')
legend({'Original data','Envelope','Peaks'},'FontSize',12) Akira Agata

### Akira Agata (view profile)

on 30 Sep 2019
To detect peaks more precisely, I believe you need to tune parameters in findpeaks and envelope function and/or add more options to the findpeaks function.
% Calculate original peaks
[pks0,locs0] = findpeaks(signal(1,:),t);
% Calculate envelope and detect it's peaks (max: 6 peaks)
ul = envelope(signal(1,:),10,'peaks');
[pks,locs] = findpeaks(ul,t,...
'MinPeakProminence',0.1e-3,...
'NPeaks', 6);
% Find nearest original peak for each envelope peak
D = abs(locs0 - locs');
[~,pt] = min(D,[],2);
% Show the result
figure
plot(t,signal(1,:))
hold on
plot(t,ul,':')
scatter(locs0(pt),pks0(pt),'rv')
legend({'Original data','Envelope','Detected Peaks'},'FontSize',12) Kaleesh Bala

### Kaleesh Bala (view profile)

on 30 Sep 2019
Thank you ! it works well for most signals !
I would like to know how to set that Minpeak prominence ,could you elaborate how to identify it and its significance.
Kaleesh Bala

### Kaleesh Bala (view profile)

on 1 Oct 2019
I would like to know how can I further choose different peak values and store them in a separate variable.
Currently pks0(pt) and locs0(pt) is stored as a variable in a linear way according to signal numbers.
But,is there a way using brush option or something to select single peak from a figure and store it as (1,1) and then another peak from another plot and store as (1,2)  