Julia package for providing frequency-stability test functions. Implemented so far in overlapping as well as consecutive form for phase or frequency datasets are: allan deviation, modified allan deviation, hadamard deviation and time deviation.
Author JulienKluge
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Updated Last
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Started In
August 2018


AllanDeviations.jl is a package for the Julia programming language and provides various frequency- and phase-stability deviations (or variances) in overlapping and consecutive forms.

Currently implemented are:

Deviation Function name Phase Data Frequency Data Consecutive Overlapping
Allan deviation allandev
Modified Allan deviation mallandev
Hadamard deviation hadamarddev
Time deviation timedev
Total deviation totaldev
Maximal time interval error mtie

example calculation

Build & Tests
(Julia v1.0.0 & upwards)
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Installing (v1.0.0 and higher)

To install AllanDeviations.jl open up a Julia REPL/Console and type:

using Pkg;

This installs the package along with any dependencies needed.

Example code

The following code calculates the overlapping Allan deviation of a given data array arr and rate r with log2 spaced averaging times τ.

using AllanDeviations

(tau, deviation, error, count) = allandev(arr, r)			#assuming phase data

(tau, deviation, error, count) = allandev(arr, r, frequency = true)	#assuming frequency data
(tau, deviation, error, count) = allandev(arr, r, overlapping = false)	#non-overlapping/consecutive

Every function returns a simple named tuple (tau, deviation, error, count). tau is an array of the averaging times used. deviation are the respective calculated deviations, error the respective errors of the deviations and count is the number of terms contributing to every deviation.
The errors are calculated by error .= deviation ./ sqrt.(count).

The averaging times τ can also be finely tuned:

using AllanDeviations

allandev(arr, r)				#log_2 spaced tau distribution: octave

allandev(arr, r, taus = AllTaus)		#uses every possible tau value

allandev(arr, r, taus = Octave)			#log_2 spaced: octave (default)
allandev(arr, r, taus = HalfOctave)		#log_1.5 spaced: half octave
allandev(arr, r, taus = QuarterOctave)		#log_1.25 spaced: quarter octave
allandev(arr, r, taus = Decade)			#log_10 spaced: decade
allandev(arr, r, taus = HalfDecade)		#log_5 spaced: half decade

allandev(arr, r, taus = 1.1)			#log_1.1 spaced

allandev(arr, r, taus = [1.0, 2.0, 3.0])	#calculates at τ = 1.0, τ = 2.0 and τ = 3.0 if possible
allandev(arr, r, taus = [0.4])			#calculates at τ = 0.4 if possible

CSV example

This example shows how to load data from a csv file (via the CSV package), calculate the overlapping allan deviation with it and to output a plot (via the Plots package) in the same directory:

using AllanDeviations, CSV, Plots

data ="fractionalFrequencyData.csv")	#load data
freq = data[:, 2]				#extract fractional frequency
rate = length(data[:, 1]) / data[end, 1]	#calculate rate

result = allandev(freq, rate, frequency = true)	#calculate overlapping allan deviation

plot(result.tau, result.deviation, xscale = :log10, yscale = :log10) #log-log plot everything
savefig("allanDevPlot.png") #save the plot

resulting plot