# scipy.signal.windows.parzen#

scipy.signal.windows.parzen(M, sym=True)[source]#

Return a Parzen window.

Parameters:
Mint

Number of points in the output window. If zero, an empty array is returned. An exception is thrown when it is negative.

symbool, optional

When True (default), generates a symmetric window, for use in filter design. When False, generates a periodic window, for use in spectral analysis.

Returns:
wndarray

The window, with the maximum value normalized to 1 (though the value 1 does not appear if M is even and sym is True).

References

[1]

E. Parzen, “Mathematical Considerations in the Estimation of Spectra”, Technometrics, Vol. 3, No. 2 (May, 1961), pp. 167-190

Examples

Plot the window and its frequency response:

```>>> import numpy as np
>>> from scipy import signal
>>> from scipy.fft import fft, fftshift
>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
```
```>>> window = signal.windows.parzen(51)
>>> plt.plot(window)
>>> plt.title("Parzen window")
>>> plt.ylabel("Amplitude")
>>> plt.xlabel("Sample")
```
```>>> plt.figure()
>>> A = fft(window, 2048) / (len(window)/2.0)
>>> freq = np.linspace(-0.5, 0.5, len(A))
>>> response = 20 * np.log10(np.abs(fftshift(A / abs(A).max())))
>>> plt.plot(freq, response)
>>> plt.axis([-0.5, 0.5, -120, 0])
>>> plt.title("Frequency response of the Parzen window")
>>> plt.ylabel("Normalized magnitude [dB]")
>>> plt.xlabel("Normalized frequency [cycles per sample]")
```