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Discrete Wavelet Transform with Daubechies wavelet

From: Robert Leach
Subject: Discrete Wavelet Transform with Daubechies wavelet
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 11:09:28 -0600


I'm fairly new on this wavelet stuff and need to do a DWT using a daubechies wavelet (my first wavelet foray). I have a few questions:

Is there a free package that implements DWT and IDWT? (I found libwaili for debian - but is there a port for Mac OS X?)

How do I construct a daubechies wavelet with 10 vanishing moments for use with DWT or is there a good resource for learning how to do this?

I'm confused about what's a coefficient. I know that DWT yields a series of coefficients and to produce a scalogram, you plot the energy versus wavelet scale. My understanding is that energy is the sum of the squares of the coefficients at each scale level, but don't I only have one coefficient per scale level? I'm going to go to the library today to read the daubechies '92 paper, so I may end up finding these answers, but if anyone can explain it, I'd appreciate it.


= Robert W. Leach                                                   =
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