filter1d man page
filter1d — Do time domain filtering of 1D data tables
Synopsis
filter1d [ table ] Ftype<width>[modifiers] [ Dincrement ] [ E ] [ Llack_width ] [ Nt_col ] [ Qq_factor ] [ Ssymmetry_factor ] [ Tt_min/t_max/t_inc[+n] ] [ V[level] ] [ bbinary ] [ dnodata ] [ eregexp ] [ fflags ] [ ggaps ] [ hheaders ] [ iflags ] [ oflags ] [ :[io] ]
Note: No space is allowed between the option flag and the associated arguments.
Description
filter1d is a general time domain filter for multiple column time series data. The user specifies which column is the time (i.e., the independent variable). (See N option below). The fastest operation occurs when the input time series are equally spaced and have no gaps or outliers and the special options are not needed. filter1d has options L, Q, and S for unevenly sampled data with gaps.
Required Arguments
 Ftypewidth[modifiers]

Sets the filter type. Choose among convolution and nonconvolution filters. Append the filter code followed by the full filter width in same units as time column. By default we perform lowpass filtering; append +h to select highpass filtering. Some filters allow for optional arguments and modifiers. Available convolution filter types are:
(b) Boxcar: All weights are equal.
(c) Cosine Arch: Weights follow a cosine arch curve.
(g) Gaussian: Weights are given by the Gaussian function.
(f) Custom: Instead of width give name of a onecolumn file with your own weight coefficients.
Nonconvolution filter types are:
(m) Median: Returns median value.
(p) Maximum likelihood probability (a mode estimator): Return modal value. If more than one mode is found we return their average value. Append +l or +u if you rather want to return the lowermost or uppermost of the modal values.
(l) Lower: Return the minimum of all values.
(L) Lower: Return minimum of all positive values only.
(u) Upper: Return maximum of all values.
(U) Upper: Return maximum or all negative values only.
Upper case type B, C, G, M, P, F will use robust filter versions: i.e., replace outliers (2.5 L1 scale off median) with median during filtering.
In the case of LU it is possible that no data passes the initial sign test; in that case the filter will return 0.0.
Optional Arguments
 table
One or more ASCII (or binary, see bi[ncols][type]) data table file(s) holding a number of data columns. If no tables are given then we read from standard input.
 Dincrement
increment is used when series is NOT equidistantly sampled. Then increment will be the abscissae resolution, i.e., all abscissae will be rounded off to a multiple of increment. Alternatively, resample data with sample1d.
 E
Include Ends of time series in output. Default loses half the filterwidth of data at each end.
 Llack_width
Checks for Lack of data condition. If input data has a gap exceeding width then no output will be given at that point [Default does not check Lack].
 Nt_col
Indicates which column contains the independent variable (time). The leftmost column is # 0, the rightmost is # (n_cols  1). [Default is 0].
 Qq_factor
Assess Quality of output value by checking mean weight in convolution. Enter q_factor between 0 and 1. If mean weight < q_factor, output is suppressed at this point [Default does not check Quality].
 Ssymmetry_factor
Checks symmetry of data about window center. Enter a factor between 0 and 1. If ( (abs(n_left  n_right)) / (n_left + n_right) ) > factor, then no output will be given at this point [Default does not check Symmetry].
 Tt_min/t_max/t_inc[+]
Make evenly spaced timesteps from t_min to t_max by t_inc [Default uses input times]. Append +n to t_inc if you are specifying the number of equidistant points instead.
 V[level] (more …)
Select verbosity level [c].
 bi[ncols][t] (more …)
Select native binary input.
 bo[ncols][type] (more …)
Select native binary output. [Default is same as input].
 d[io]nodata (more …)
Replace input columns that equal nodata with NaN and do the reverse on output.
 e[~]”pattern”  e[~]/regexp/[i] (more …)
Only accept data records that match the given pattern.
 f[io]colinfo (more …)
Specify data types of input and/or output columns.
 g[a]xydXYD[col]z[+]gap[u] (more …)
Determine data gaps and line breaks.
 h[io][n][+c][+d][+rremark][+rtitle] (more …)
Skip or produce header record(s).
 icols[+l][+sscale][+ooffset][,…] (more …)
Select input columns and transformations (0 is first column).
 ocols[,…] (more …)
Select output columns (0 is first column).
 :[io] (more …)
Swap 1st and 2nd column on input and/or output.
 ^ or just 
Print a short message about the syntax of the command, then exits (NOTE: on Windows just use ).
 + or just +
Print an extensive usage (help) message, including the explanation of any modulespecific option (but not the GMT common options), then exits.
 ? or no arguments
Print a complete usage (help) message, including the explanation of all options, then exits.
ASCII Format Precision
The ASCII output formats of numerical data are controlled by parameters in your gmt.conf file. Longitude and latitude are formatted according to FORMAT_GEO_OUT, absolute time is under the control of FORMAT_DATE_OUT and FORMAT_CLOCK_OUT, whereas general floating point values are formatted according to FORMAT_FLOAT_OUT. Be aware that the format in effect can lead to loss of precision in ASCII output, which can lead to various problems downstream. If you find the output is not written with enough precision, consider switching to binary output (bo if available) or specify more decimals using the FORMAT_FLOAT_OUT setting.
Examples
To filter the data set in the file cruise.gmtd containing evenly spaced gravity, magnetics, topography, and distance (in m) with a 10 km Gaussian filter, removing outliers, and output a filtered value every 2 km between 0 and 100 km:
gmt filter1d cruise.gmtd T0/1.0e5/2000 FG10000 N3 V > filtered_cruise.gmtd
Data along track often have uneven sampling and gaps which we do not want to interpolate using sample1d. To find the median depth in a 50 km window every 25 km along the track of cruise v3312, stored in v3312.dt, checking for gaps of 10km and asymmetry of 0.3:
gmt filter1d v3312.dt FM50 T0/100000/25 L10 S0.3 > v3312_filt.dt
See Also
gmt , sample1d , splitxyz
Copyright
2017, P. Wessel, W. H. F. Smith, R. Scharroo, J. Luis, and F. Wobbe