Quick Start

To use the various functions in pybaselines, simply input the measured data and any required parameters. All baseline correction functions in pybaselines will output two items: a numpy array of the calculated baseline and a dictionary of potentially useful parameters.

A simple example is shown below.

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
import pybaselines
from pybaselines import utils

x = np.linspace(1, 1000, 1000)
# a measured signal containing several Gaussian peaks
signal = (
    utils.gaussian(x, 4, 120, 5)
    + utils.gaussian(x, 5, 220, 12)
    + utils.gaussian(x, 5, 350, 10)
    + utils.gaussian(x, 7, 400, 8)
    + utils.gaussian(x, 4, 550, 6)
    + utils.gaussian(x, 5, 680, 14)
    + utils.gaussian(x, 4, 750, 12)
    + utils.gaussian(x, 5, 880, 8)
)
# exponentially decaying baseline
true_baseline = 2 + 10 * np.exp(-x / 400)
noise = np.random.default_rng(1).normal(0, 0.2, x.size)

y = signal + true_baseline + noise

bkg_1 = pybaselines.polynomial.modpoly(y, x, poly_order=3)[0]
bkg_2 = pybaselines.whittaker.asls(y, lam=1e7, p=0.02)[0]
bkg_3 = pybaselines.morphological.mor(y, half_window=30)[0]
bkg_4 = pybaselines.smooth.snip(
    y, max_half_window=40, decreasing=True, smooth_half_window=3
)[0]

plt.plot(x, y, label='raw data', lw=1.5)
plt.plot(x, true_baseline, lw=3, label='true baseline')
plt.plot(x, bkg_1, '--', label='modpoly')
plt.plot(x, bkg_2, '--', label='asls')
plt.plot(x, bkg_3, '--', label='mor')
plt.plot(x, bkg_4, '--', label='snip')

plt.legend()
plt.show()

The above code will produce the image shown below.

_images/quickstart.jpg