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Reference answers to frequently asked questions

Why am I here? If you were sent here, somebody thought that you posted your question too early, that is you don't know facts and/or techniques one would learn in undergraduate courses. This is not ...
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Will a reading list be useful for newcomers?

The computer-science.SE did it, and I suggested it on cryptography.SE (and helped with a few entries) I've no DSP background, but participating on SE taught me one thing: the longer a site existed, ...
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LaTeX/MathJax Quick Guide

Tutorials too long. Quick guide?
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Hay was Royi exonerated in that last little kerfuffel?

So Royi was identified by the powers that be (and their bots) to be sock-puppeting with two or three other accounts. I see that this discussion (started by Overlord) was removed. I would like the ...
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The name of the tag [white] should be changed to [white noise]

Hay, I'm not quite to 20,000 and so I cannot edit tags independently yet. Can someone with more rep than I have or a moderator, can someone change the tag white to be ...
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Title edits to title case

A user has been editing questions, which is generally a good thing and they are a good contributor, but they often edit the question title to title case. This has approximately doubled the number of ...
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What is the difference between [image] and [image-processing]?

We have a tag image and a tag image-processing. Their descriptions are quite similar: This tag covers signal processing where input is an image, such as a photograph or video frame and the output ...
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How to deal with technical and factual disputes?

So, even though normally all pure mathematical issues should be able to be settled objectively with careful, strict mathematical treatment. This is what proofs are about. But it's not always the case ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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`stft` tag edit proposal

To briefly comment on RBJ's The Short-Time Fourier Transform (STFT) is an analysis tool that repeatedly applies the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT or FFT) to short snippets of a longer signal, while ...
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Change MathJax Help Link for SE.SP

Let's change the MathJax help link for the SE.SP site to something more directly relevant for our users.
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Signal Processing updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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I lose 150 points. Can the system return it back to me?

I am sorry that I may ask a question in the wrong place. But I do not know where to ask my question. Recently, I set a bounty of 150 points to my question A problem about SQNR, PCM, DPCM, and DM. ...
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Fairer science platform

Background I made a Q&A which resulted in a conflict that could be avoided. It was discussed on this Meta. This thread attempts to inform of potential causes of such conflict in hopes of ...
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Intellectual apathy, discrimination

I can't describe how petty it is to delete a post over strongly worded condemnation. The damage dealt to students by garbage explanations far, far outweighs the hurt feelings from an insult. The real ...
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ChatGPT Answers

I've been experimenting with ChatGPT and wondered if it could answer this question on main. So I pasted the whole question text into the ChatGPT interface: In MATLAB, I have generated an FIR low pass ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Should ChatGPT answers be labeled?

First ChatGPT answer (AFAICT) was posted yesterday, and I didn't notice. There's debate, and while I'm inclined to favor a ban, I won't argue. Main problem to my mind is that ChatGPT is good at ...
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Deleted as Not An Answer?

Some apparatchiks (IMO) over on SO saw this question and Rick's answer to it and were complaining to each other about that it'd never be allowed on SO (my ...
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Being civil: What does it mean for DSP.SE?

Recently, a relatively new member asked a thought-provoking question on DSP.SE. I thought it was a good, if challenging question to ask. Because it was challenging, the OP was challenged. And, to my ...
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Questions Answered by Editing the Question

I'm wondering if there is a community accepted approach to dealing with questions that get answered by editing the question. (This is different than just answering one's own question.) As an example ...
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When is the optimal time to ask a question, or put a bounty on a question?

Perhaps a dumb question, but I'm wondering if there is a better time of the week (or even day) to post a question, or put a bounty on a question to make sure it gets the most traffic. I assume ...
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i still have trouble accepting this

i just don't get why my rep should suffer because SE removes some user that, evidently, liked a few of my posts.
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New bioacoustics SE site may be of interest to you

The Bioacoustics Stack Exchange has reached the Beta stage and is LIVE! It is also in a critical stage, and we need your help to keep it alive. It is related to Signal Processing in many ways, but ...
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How to handle mismatch between a quantum phase noise question and the current answer? "...because this is a DSP group, and 'quantum' is about physics"

Why can't quantum phase noise in radio astronomy amplifiers just be filtered out after down conversion, instead of down-converting first? asks (somewhat naively1 perhaps) about quantum phase noise....
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Hay, sorry if it looks like I was taking over the site

I was just updating references to the Audio EQ Cookbook to the W3 page, which, I think, is the final resting place for it.
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Any questions for the Stack Exchange VP of Community?

Jojek, Datageist, and I have been asked if we want to meet with the Stack Exchange VP of Community, Philippe. Does anyone have any questions for Philippe?
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Can this question be re-opened?

I edited this question, but I'm not sure what the process is to get it re-opened. Any suggestions?
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How did we deal with correction promoting sound yet non-standard spelling?

In the post originally termed: "What is the difference between a causal system and a memory system?", someone corrected the term "memory system" to "memoryful", as ...
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Is this question appropriate for this group?

https://ham.stackexchange.com/questions/19966/interpreting-gps-signals-from-auxiliary-3-5mm I asked this question in the ham radio stack, and they suggested seeing if maybe this group finds it ...
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Ten Year anniversary blog post

I am preparing to share a blog blurb for the upcoming blog post next week with our Marketing team. We're going to follow the template from last quarter's celebratory post. You can see the format here. ...
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Ten year anniversary

This year will mark 10 years of the SP.SE site being active. The mods have received some communication from SE that they'd like to celebrate this. So I have some questions for the community: Do we ...
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Should we limit Community's bumps?

A 4 year-old thread expressed this sentiment; are we still on-board? A user under my Meta.SE post suggested we can ask for this by tagging support (also ...
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Whose idea was it to create this short-time ft tag?

why was that tag created? why not just leave it as stft? https://dsp.stackexchange.com/tags/short-time-ft/synonyms
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Forums for Discussing 3D Reconstruction from Images

While this and other StackExchange sites are extremely useful, as I understand it, they're for specific questions & answers, not discussions. Some of my questions aren't really well enough ...
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Two tags for SDR. Why not merge them?

Signal Processing SE has tags sdr and software-defined-radio. Why not merge them?
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Am I asking too many questions?

I'm currently studying wavelets and have noticed there aren't many existing references for the questions I'm asking. Is it okay that I'm submitting multiple questions before getting answers? I don't ...
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Stack Exchange Signal processing in the real life: meeting contributors

[On meeting "Stack Exchange Signal processing" contributors] Current answers: Finland, Hämeenlinna, Olli Niemitalo France, Greater Paris area (Nanterre), Laurent Duval The Netherlands, ...
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Again, I am getting tired of all the stale, unanswered questions being dredged up by "Community"

Did you see the number of these stale questions? Can't we just kick Community's ass outa here?
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What are the units of $f/f_s$? [closed]

Which is sometimes called the normalized frequency. Is it unitless? $$ \frac{f \; Hz }{f_s \; Hz } = \frac{f}{f_s} $$ Or not? $$ \frac{f \; \frac{cycles}{second} }{f_s \; \frac{samples}{second} } = \...
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post-processing chat room is frozen, related items in other sites or info potentially of interest to community or mods unpostable; a good thing?

I went to post a DSP related question in Astronomy SE Why does the background noise in this image of 2020 QG look like corduroy? and could not even see the earlier existence of the chat room, no ...
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CPU Overload on DSP.SE

Lately, my browser has been causing my CPU (quad core, all of them) to go nearly 100% when opening pages on this site. Granted I have an older computer, but still. Other sites to this as well, with ...
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How good are "we" at recognising and responding to stress?

The starting point for this post is this question and the behaviour of the poster. The person is clearly stressed and is starting to become irritated. The reason behind their stressful situation is ...
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why is this question yellow?

What is the Effect of Multiplying a Function by the Unit Impulse Function in the Frequency Domain?
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Beginning with SDRs, recommendations

I am looking to venture into SDRs for educational purposes and getting some practical hands on experience with them. Any pointers to how I can start, which texts/tutorials? which softwares to use? ...
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Synonym for $\Delta\Sigma$

At the moment, we have tag delta-sigma. Some use $\Delta\Sigma$, others use $\Sigma\Delta$. I am more familiar with the latter, for example. Hence, I propose that the synonym sigma-delta be created.
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FIR as a synonym

At the moment, we have tag infinite-impulse-response with synonym iir. We also have tags finite-impulse-response and fir. However, the latter is not a synonym for the former. I believe it should be. ...

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