# CauchyWindow

CauchyWindow[x]

represents a Cauchy window function of x.

CauchyWindow[x,α]

uses the parameter α.

# Details • CauchyWindow, also known as the Abel window, is a window function typically used in signal processing applications where data needs to be processed in short segments.
• Window functions have a smoothing effect by gradually tapering data values to zero at the ends of each segment.
• • CauchyWindow[x,α] is equal to .
• CauchyWindow[x] is equivalent to CauchyWindow[x,3].
• CauchyWindow automatically threads over lists.

# Examples

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## Basic Examples(3)

Shape of a 1D Cauchy window:

Shape of a 2D Cauchy window:

Extract the continuous function representing the Cauchy window:

Parameterized Cauchy window:

## Scope(6)

Evaluate numerically:

Shape of a 1D Cauchy window using a specified parameter:

Variation of the shape as a function of the parameter α:

Translated and dilated Cauchy window:

2D Cauchy window with a circular support:

Discrete Cauchy window of length 15:

Discrete 15×10 2D Cauchy window:

## Applications(2)

Use a window specification to calculate sample PowerSpectralDensity:

Calculate the spectrum:

Compare to spectral density calculated without a windowing function:

The plot shows that window smooths the spectral density:

Compare to the theoretical spectral density of the process:

Use a window specification for time series estimation:

Specify window for spectral estimator:

## Properties & Relations(3)

CauchyWindow[x,0] is equivalent to a Dirichlet window:

The area under the Cauchy window:

Normalize to create a window with unit area:

Fourier transform of the Cauchy window:

Power spectrum of the Cauchy window:

## Possible Issues(1)

2D sampling of Cauchy window will use a different parameter for each row of samples when passed as a symbol to Array: