Finding several peaks in a vector

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maytal melchior
maytal melchior on 12 Dec 2020
Commented: Star Strider on 17 Feb 2023
I want to write a code that takes a vector and finds the number of "peaks", maximums or minimums, when there are several peaks.
The vector could be a different range everytime.
Also, if possible, I would like the output to give me the location in the vector.
Will Reeves
Will Reeves on 17 Feb 2023
Edited: Will Reeves on 17 Feb 2023
"islocalmax" sure, "findpeaks"? it's in the signal processing toolbox...
I can't justify to my company the ongoing price of an entire toolbox for a single function. (As a warning, I believe Mathworks need to start rolling in some of the basic functionality into base Matlab. I'm constantly being pulled in the direction of python by my colleagues, I'm not a fan really, but at some point they're going to win)
Generic data exploration tools really should be included with Matlab.
Star Strider
Star Strider on 17 Feb 2023
Your concerns may already have been mentioned. (I don’t follow that thread closely.)

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Sai Veeramachaneni
Sai Veeramachaneni on 15 Dec 2020
You can use islocalmax and islocalmin functions to calculate locations of local maximums and minimums respectively.
You can use sum function over islocalmax and islocalmin to count number of peaks in the given vector.

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