New in version 0.5.
Module for computing spectral kurtosis both for instantaneous PSDs and spectrometer output. This module also provides functions to estimate the spectral kurtosis limits for a given confidence interval in sigma.
This module is based on:
- Nita & Gary (2010, PASP 155, 595)
- Nita & Gary (2010, MNRAS 406, L60)
Return the expected mean spectral kurtosis value for M points each composed of N measurements.
Return the expected standard deviation of the spectral kurtosis for M points each composed of N measurements.
Return the expected variance (second central moment) of the spectral kurtosis for M points each composed of N measurements.
Return the expected skewness (third central moment) of the spectral kurtosis for M points each composed of N measurements.
Return the limits on the spectral kurtosis value to exclude the specified confidence interval in sigma using a Pearson Type VI distribution (betaprime in scipy.stats world). The return value is a two-element tuple of lower limit, upper limit.
Note
This corresponds to Section 3.1 in Nita & Gary (2010, MNRAS 406, L60)
Compute the spectral kurtosis for a set of unaveraged FFT measurements. For a distribution consistent with Gaussian noise, this value should be ~1.
Compute the spectral kurtosis for a set of power measurements averaged over N FFT windows. For a distribution consistent with Gaussian noise, this value should be ~1.