class pylops.signalprocessing.DWT2D(dims, dirs=(0, 1), wavelet='haar', level=1, dtype='float64')[source]

Two dimensional Wavelet operator.

Apply 2D-Wavelet Transform along two directions dirs of a multi-dimensional array of size dims.

Note that the Wavelet operator is an overload of the pywt implementation of the wavelet transform. Refer to for a detailed description of the input parameters.

dims : tuple

Number of samples for each dimension

dirs : tuple, optional

Direction along which DWT2D is applied.

wavelet : str, optional

Name of wavelet type. Use pywt.wavelist(kind='discrete') for a list of available wavelets.

level : int, optional

Number of scaling levels (must be >=0).

dtype : str, optional

Type of elements in input array.


If pywt is not installed


If wavelet does not belong to pywt.families


The Wavelet operator applies the 2-dimensional multilevel Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT2) in forward mode and the 2-dimensional multilevel Inverse Discrete Wavelet Transform (IDWT2) in adjoint mode.

shape : tuple

Operator shape

explicit : bool

Operator contains a matrix that can be solved explicitly (True) or not (False)


__init__(dims[, dirs, wavelet, level, dtype]) Initialize this LinearOperator.
adjoint() Hermitian adjoint.
apply_columns(cols) Apply subset of columns of operator
cond([uselobpcg]) Condition number of linear operator.
conj() Complex conjugate operator
div(y[, niter, densesolver]) Solve the linear problem \(\mathbf{y}=\mathbf{A}\mathbf{x}\).
dot(x) Matrix-matrix or matrix-vector multiplication.
eigs([neigs, symmetric, niter, uselobpcg]) Most significant eigenvalues of linear operator.
matmat(X) Matrix-matrix multiplication.
matvec(x) Matrix-vector multiplication.
rmatmat(X) Matrix-matrix multiplication.
rmatvec(x) Adjoint matrix-vector multiplication.
todense([backend]) Return dense matrix.
toimag([forw, adj]) Imag operator
toreal([forw, adj]) Real operator
tosparse() Return sparse matrix.
trace([neval, method, backend]) Trace of linear operator.
transpose() Transpose this linear operator.

Examples using pylops.signalprocessing.DWT2D