[R] Selecting significant peaks in periodograms

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at pdf.com
Wed Jan 11 03:48:18 CET 2006

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	  spencer graves

Pete Cap wrote:

> Greetings all,
>  I am using Fourier analysis to search for periodicities in IP 
network traffic by generating periodograms and then visually
examining them for large, distinct peaks.
>  However, in many cases it is not readily apparent where there 
are periodicities.  I have no experience with discrete maths so
I've come up against a block here: How do I define what the
"noise floor" is and what peaks rising above it are significant
enough to warrant further investigation?
>  I had thought to try to detect peaks as outliers by using 
confidence intervals (assuming that the "Power" vector was
normally distributed) but I'm not sure if this is statistically
valid.  If anyone can provide help, or point me to some
resources on the subject, then I'd appreciate it.
>  Incidentally, I have tried to use other methods (the 
Lomb-Scargle method in particular) but haven't found any
especially well-suited to the problem.
>  Best regards,
>  Pete
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