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How to call this measure.
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- Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 14:08:30 +0200
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I had to compare spectra produced by three different loudspeakers. I
played white noise through the speakers, recorded the outpput to
computer and made 1/3 octave spectra.
In order to compare them quantitatively, I calculated a measure which
decribes whether the spectrum goes monotonically up from lowest band
to a maximum and then down to the highest band, or it wanders up and
down (has troughs and peaks). Now I do not know how to call the
measure. My best idea so far is 'spectrum irregularity'. Can anyone
suggest a good name?
Here is desription how it is calculated (from the manuscript):
Moreover, [NAME] measure of the spectra was calculated as the mean of
the absolute differences between neighbouring 1/3-octave bands. This
measure was then normalised by dividing by the sum of ascending and
descending vertical (sound pressure level) ranges of the spectra. The
ranges were computed by subtracting the value in the first band and
the value in the last band, respectively, from the spectrum maximum.
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