pylops.Smoothing1D(nsmooth, dims, dir=0, dtype='float64')[source]

1D Smoothing.

Apply smoothing to model (and data) along a specific direction of a multi-dimensional array depending on the choice of dir.

nsmooth : int

Lenght of smoothing operator (must be odd)

dims : tuple or int

Number of samples for each dimension

dir : int, optional

Direction along which smoothing is applied

dtype : str, optional

Type of elements in input array.


The Smoothing1D operator is a special type of convolutional operator that convolves the input model (or data) with a constant filter of size \(n_{smooth}\):

\[\mathbf{f} = [ 1/n_{smooth}, 1/n_{smooth}, ..., 1/n_{smooth} ]\]

When applied to the first direction:

\[y[i,j,k] = 1/n_{smooth} \sum_{l=-(n_{smooth}-1)/2}^{(n_{smooth}-1)/2} x[l,j,k]\]

Similarly when applied to the second direction:

\[y[i,j,k] = 1/n_{smooth} \sum_{l=-(n_{smooth}-1)/2}^{(n_{smooth}-1)/2} x[i,l,k]\]

and the third direction:

\[y[i,j,k] = 1/n_{smooth} \sum_{l=-(n_{smooth}-1)/2}^{(n_{smooth}-1)/2} x[i,j,l]\]

Note that since the filter is symmetrical, the Smoothing1D operator is self-adjoint.

shape : tuple

Operator shape

explicit : bool

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