# Source code for stingray.powerspectrum

```
import numpy as np
import scipy
import scipy.stats
import scipy.fftpack
import scipy.optimize
import logging
import stingray.lightcurve as lightcurve
import stingray.utils as utils
from stingray.gti import bin_intervals_from_gtis, check_gtis
from stingray.utils import simon
from stingray.crossspectrum import Crossspectrum, AveragedCrossspectrum
__all__ = ["Powerspectrum", "AveragedPowerspectrum"]
def classical_pvalue(power, nspec):
"""
Compute the probability of detecting the current power under
the assumption that there is no periodic oscillation in the data.
This computes the single-trial p-value that the power was
observed under the null hypothesis that there is no signal in
the data.
Important: the underlying assumptions that make this calculation valid
are:
(1) the powers in the power spectrum follow a chi-square distribution
(2) the power spectrum is normalized according to Leahy (1984), such
that the powers have a mean of 2 and a variance of 4
(3) there is only white noise in the light curve. That is, there is no
aperiodic variability that would change the overall shape of the power
spectrum.
Also note that the p-value is for a *single trial*, i.e. the power
currently being tested. If more than one power or more than one power
spectrum are being tested, the resulting p-value must be corrected for the
number of trials (Bonferroni correction).
Mathematical formulation in Groth, 1975.
Original implementation in IDL by Anna L. Watts.
Parameters
----------
power : float
The squared Fourier amplitude of a spectrum to be evaluated
nspec : int
The number of spectra or frequency bins averaged in `power`.
This matters because averaging spectra or frequency bins increases
the signal-to-noise ratio, i.e. makes the statistical distributions
of the noise narrower, such that a smaller power might be very
significant in averaged spectra even though it would not be in a single
power spectrum.
Returns
-------
pval : float
The classical p-value of the observed power being consistent with
the null hypothesis of white noise
"""
if not np.isfinite(power):
raise ValueError("power must be a finite floating point number!")
if power < 0:
raise ValueError("power must be a positive real number!")
if not np.isfinite(nspec):
raise ValueError("nspec must be a finite integer number")
if nspec < 1:
raise ValueError("nspec must be larger or equal to 1")
if not np.isclose(nspec % 1, 0):
raise ValueError("nspec must be an integer number!")
# If the power is really big, it's safe to say it's significant,
# and the p-value will be nearly zero
if (power*nspec) > 30000:
simon("Probability of no signal too miniscule to calculate.")
return 0.0
else:
pval = _pavnosigfun(power, nspec)
return pval
def _pavnosigfun(power, nspec):
"""
Helper function doing the actual calculation of the p-value.
"""
sum = 0.0
m = nspec - 1
pn = power * nspec
while m >= 0:
s = 0.0
for i in range(int(m)-1):
s += np.log(float(m-i))
logterm = m*np.log(pn/2) - pn/2 - s
term = np.exp(logterm)
ratio = sum / term
if ratio > 1.0e15:
return sum
sum += term
m -= 1
return sum
[docs]class Powerspectrum(Crossspectrum):
def __init__(self, lc=None, norm='frac', gti=None):
"""
Make a Periodogram (power spectrum) from a (binned) light curve.
Periodograms can be Leahy normalized or fractional rms normalized.
You can also make an empty Periodogram object to populate with your
own fourier-transformed data (this can sometimes be useful when making
binned periodograms).
Parameters
----------
lc: lightcurve.Lightcurve object, optional, default None
The light curve data to be Fourier-transformed.
norm: {"leahy" | "rms"}, optional, default "rms"
The normaliation of the periodogram to be used. Options are
"leahy" or "rms", default is "rms".
Other Parameters
----------------
gti: 2-d float array
[[gti0_0, gti0_1], [gti1_0, gti1_1], ...] -- Good Time intervals.
This choice overrides the GTIs in the single light curves. Use with
care!
Attributes
----------
norm: {"leahy" | "rms"}
the normalization of the periodogram
freq: numpy.ndarray
The array of mid-bin frequencies that the Fourier transform samples
power: numpy.ndarray
The array of normalized squared absolute values of Fourier
amplitudes
df: float
The frequency resolution
m: int
The number of averaged powers in each bin
n: int
The number of data points in the light curve
nphots: float
The total number of photons in the light curve
"""
Crossspectrum.__init__(self, lc1=lc, lc2=lc, norm=norm, gti=gti)
self.nphots = self.nphots1
def rebin(self, df, method="mean"):
bin_ps = Crossspectrum.rebin(self, df=df, method=method)
bin_ps.nphots = bin_ps.nphots1
return bin_ps
def compute_rms(self, min_freq, max_freq):
"""
Compute the fractional rms amplitude in the periodgram
between two frequencies.
Parameters
----------
min_freq: float
The lower frequency bound for the calculation
max_freq: float
The upper frequency bound for the calculation
Returns
-------
rms: float
The fractional rms amplitude contained between min_freq and
max_freq
"""
minind = self.freq.searchsorted(min_freq)
maxind = self.freq.searchsorted(max_freq)
powers = self.power[minind:maxind]
if self.norm.lower() == 'leahy':
rms = np.sqrt(np.sum(powers)/self.nphots)
elif self.norm.lower() == "frac":
rms = np.sqrt(np.sum(powers*self.df))
else:
raise TypeError("Normalization not recognized!")
rms_err = self._rms_error(powers)
return rms, rms_err
def _rms_error(self, powers):
"""
Compute the error on the fractional rms amplitude using error
propagation.
Note: this uses the actual measured powers, which is not
strictly correct. We should be using the underlying power spectrum,
but in the absence of an estimate of that, this will have to do.
Parameters
----------
powers: iterable
The list of powers used to compute the fractional rms amplitude.
Returns
-------
delta_rms: float
the error on the fractional rms amplitude
"""
p_err = scipy.stats.chi2(2.0*self.m).var() * powers / self.m
drms_dp = 1 / (2*np.sqrt(np.sum(powers)*self.df))
delta_rms = np.sum(p_err*drms_dp*self.df)
return delta_rms
def classical_significances(self, threshold=1, trial_correction=False):
"""
Compute the classical significances for the powers in the power
spectrum, assuming an underlying noise distribution that follows a
chi-square distributions with 2M degrees of freedom, where M is the
number of powers averaged in each bin.
Note that this function will *only* produce correct results when the
following underlying assumptions are fulfilled:
(1) The power spectrum is Leahy-normalized
(2) There is no source of variability in the data other than the
periodic signal to be determined with this method. This is important!
If there are other sources of (aperiodic) variability in the data, this
method will *not* produce correct results, but instead produce a large
number of spurious false positive detections!
(3) There are no significant instrumental effects changing the
statistical distribution of the powers (e.g. pile-up or dead time)
By default, the method produces (index,p-values) for all powers in
the power spectrum, where index is the numerical index of the power in
question. If a `threshold` is set, then only powers with p-values
*below* that threshold with their respective indices. If
`trial_correction` is set to True, then the threshold will be corrected
for the number of trials (frequencies) in the power spectrum before
being used.
Parameters
----------
threshold : float
The threshold to be used when reporting p-values of potentially
significant powers. Must be between 0 and 1.
Default is 1 (all p-values will be reported).
trial_correction : bool
A Boolean flag that sets whether the `threshold` will be correted
by the number of frequencies before being applied. This decreases
the threshold (p-values need to be lower to count as significant).
Default is False (report all powers) though for any application
where `threshold` is set to something meaningful, this should also
be applied!
Returns
-------
pvals : iterable
A list of (index, p-value) tuples for all powers that have p-values
lower than the threshold specified in `threshold`.
"""
if not self.norm == "leahy":
raise ValueError("This method only works on "
"Leahy-normalized power spectra!")
# calculate p-values for all powers
# leave out zeroth power since it just encodes the number of photons!
pv = np.array([classical_pvalue(power, self.m)
for power in self.power])
# if trial correction is used, then correct the threshold for
# the number of powers in the power spectrum
if trial_correction:
threshold /= self.power.shape[0]
# need to add 1 to the indices to make up for the fact that
# we left out the first power above!
indices = np.where(pv < threshold)[0]
pvals = np.vstack([pv[indices], indices])
return pvals
[docs]class AveragedPowerspectrum(AveragedCrossspectrum, Powerspectrum):
def __init__(self, lc=None, segment_size=None, norm="frac", gti=None):
"""
Make an averaged periodogram from a light curve by segmenting the light
curve, Fourier-transforming each segment and then averaging the
resulting periodograms.
Parameters
----------
lc: lightcurve.Lightcurve object OR
iterable of lightcurve.Lightcurve objects
The light curve data to be Fourier-transformed.
segment_size: float
The size of each segment to average. Note that if the total
duration of each Lightcurve object in lc is not an integer multiple
of the segment_size, then any fraction left-over at the end of the
time series will be lost.
norm: {"leahy" | "rms"}, optional, default "rms"
The normaliation of the periodogram to be used. Options are
"leahy" or "rms", default is "rms".
Other Parameters
----------------
gti: 2-d float array
[[gti0_0, gti0_1], [gti1_0, gti1_1], ...] -- Good Time intervals.
This choice overrides the GTIs in the single light curves. Use with
care!
Attributes
----------
norm: {"leahy" | "rms"}
the normalization of the periodogram
freq: numpy.ndarray
The array of mid-bin frequencies that the Fourier transform samples
power: numpy.ndarray
The array of normalized squared absolute values of Fourier
amplitudes
df: float
The frequency resolution
m: int
The number of averaged periodograms
n: int
The number of data points in the light curve
nphots: float
The total number of photons in the light curve
"""
self.type = "powerspectrum"
if segment_size is not None:
if not np.isfinite(segment_size):
raise ValueError("segment_size must be finite!")
self.segment_size = segment_size
Powerspectrum.__init__(self, lc, norm, gti=gti)
return
def _make_segment_spectrum(self, lc, segment_size):
if not isinstance(lc, lightcurve.Lightcurve):
raise TypeError("lc must be a lightcurve.Lightcurve object")
if self.gti is None:
self.gti = lc.gti
check_gtis(self.gti)
start_inds, end_inds = \
bin_intervals_from_gtis(self.gti, segment_size, lc.time)
power_all = []
nphots_all = []
for start_ind, end_ind in zip(start_inds, end_inds):
time = lc.time[start_ind:end_ind]
counts = lc.counts[start_ind:end_ind]
lc_seg = lightcurve.Lightcurve(time, counts)
power_seg = Powerspectrum(lc_seg, norm=self.norm)
power_all.append(power_seg)
nphots_all.append(np.sum(lc_seg.counts))
return power_all, nphots_all
```