Did You Know? Basic Signal Statistics

Our Did You Know series brings some of Initial State’s amazing features to attention while giving tips and tricks on how to make the most of them.

Did you know that you can take basic signal statistics on any signal in your dataset with the click of a button?  Simply select the signal, drag your cursors over the period of time you want statistics for (add a cursor with the “a” key or by selecting “Add Cursor” from the Tools drop-down), and select the type of stats you want from the Stats dropdown in the top toolbar.

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# Data Points – gives the number of data points in the signal between the cursors

Signal Stats – gives max, min, average and distribution of the signal; a sparkline of numbers will return a histogram while a two-value bit signal will return a pie chart

Signal Stats Over Time – the same as Signal Stats but considers time

Time Between Values – generates a new signal representing the time difference between values in the original signal

Quickly see how long your lights were on or the average lifetime of your remote control car’s battery pack.

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