Lightweight Linear System Identification package.

llsi offers easy acess to system identification algorithms. Currently implemented are *n4sid*, *PO-MOESP* for state space identification, and *arx* for the identification of transfer function models. Additionally, a prediction error method (*pem*) exists for the identification of output-error (*oe*) models or iterative improvement of state-space models. llsi only depeds on numpy, scipy and matplotlib.

To try them out online, you can use .

- Load data start with loading the heated wire dataset (found in the data/ folder at the root of this repo) using numpy

```
import numpy as np
d = np.load('heated_wire_data.npy')
```

- Create a SysIdData object

```
import llsi
data = llsi.SysIdData(t=d[:,0],Re=d[:,1],Nu=d[:,2])
```

the three data series are time (t), Reynolds number (Re) and Nußelt number (Nu). We are going to model the dynamics of the Nußelt number (heat transfer from wire to surrounding fluid) using Reynolds number (velocity of the surrounding fluid) as input. 3. Ensure the time steps are equidistant and the sampling rate is reasonable. Moreover, the beginning of the time series (transient start) is removed and finally the series are centerd around their respective mean value (which is a requirement for linear systems).

```
data.equidistant()
data.downsample(3)
data.crop(start=100)
data.center()
```

- Identify a state space model with order 3 using the "PO-MOESP" algorithm.

`mod = llsi.sysid(data,'Nu','Re',(3,),method='po-moesp')`

- Use it further with scipy by exporting it to a scipy.signal.StateSpace object

`ss = mod.to_ss()`

or to a continuous time transfer function

`ss = mod.to_tf(continuous=True)`

Optionally, if matplotlib is installed, simple plots can be created using the llsi.Figure context manager:

```
with llsi.Figure() as fig:
fig.plot(ss,'impulse')
```

will plot the impulse response of the model ss.

Thank you for considering to contribute. Any exchange and help is welcome. However, I have to ask you to be patient with me responding.