lttbc

Largest triangle three buckets module for Python written in C


Keywords
downsampling-algorithm, lttb, pypi, python
License
MIT
Install
pip install lttbc==0.2.0

Documentation

lttbc: Largest-Triangle-Three-Buckets (Python using a c implementation) PyPiBuild Status

This is a low-level implementation of the Largest-Triangle-Three-Buckets (LTTB) downsampling algorithm written in Python.

The code has been translated from the work of Sveinn Steinarsson (https://github.com/sveinn-steinarsson/flot-downsample/).

Demo and 'Known Issues'

The examples show the efficiency of the downsampling algorithm with a data set set of 5000 data points down sampled to 500 and 250 points.

SampleView

Known features and requirements:

  • The algorithm requires monotonically increasing x data (finite)
  • The algorithm requires finite y data (otherwise problems might occur)
  • x and y data have to be of same length (of course)
  • The algorithm returns arrays of dtype double

Installing

You can also install it from PyPI to use in other environments with Python 3.5 or later:

pip install lttbc

How to use on the field

The module lttbc differs in the standard input from other largest triangle three buckets implementations. The downsample function takes an input for x and y in addition to the threshold:

import lttbc
import numpy as np

ARRAY_SIZE = 10000
THRESHOLD = 1000

x = np.arange(ARRAY_SIZE, dtype='int32')
y = np.random.randint(1000, size=ARRAY_SIZE, dtype='uint64')

nx, ny = lttbc.downsample(x, y, THRESHOLD)

assert len(nx) == THRESHOLD
assert len(ny) == THRESHOLD
assert nx.dtype == np.double
assert ny.dtype == np.double

# List data or a mixture is accepted as well ...
x = [i for i in range(ARRAY_SIZE)]
y = [np.random.uniform(0, 1000) for _ in range(ARRAY_SIZE)]

assert isinstance(x, list)
assert isinstance(y, list)

nx, ny = lttbc.downsample(x, y, THRESHOLD)

assert len(nx) == THRESHOLD
assert len(ny) == THRESHOLD
assert nx.dtype == np.double
assert ny.dtype == np.double