Content and rate of change in a buffer

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Ayda Baheri
Ayda Baheri on 7 May 2022
Answered: Mathieu NOE on 9 May 2022
this is a part of my code
I have a buffer and its content is changing according to the time and rates. I dont want Buffervalue to become zero so I want it to stay zero until the end of the time slot, when its ammount hits 0.
This is my code :
Time=[0.5 1 5 8 10 20 22 39 40 42 50 51 55 60 69 70 73 100 102 110];
Buff=0;
Buffervalue= zeros(1,10);
rate=[1 0.3 -16 2 -16 2 7 -16 -16 0.4 1 0.3 -16 2 -16 2 7 -16 -16 0.4];
for slot= 1:20
if Buff+(Time(slot)*rate(slot))<=0
Buffervalue(slot)=0;
else
Buff= Buff+(Time(slot)*rate(slot));
Buffervalue(slot)=Buff;
end
end
plot(Time,Buffervalue)
The problem is I have only one negative rate (-16) but when I look at the plot there are different slopes, so it kind of seems wrong to me.
Do you have any idea?

Answers (1)

Mathieu NOE
Mathieu NOE on 9 May 2022
hello
IMHO, the non uniform x spacing is prone to bug - so I prefered to resample the data with constant x spacing .
Now I wonder how the rate profile is supposed to evolve between "raw" values given in first place. a linear interpolation is my first guess but may not meet your initial goal
clc
clearvars
Time=[0.5 1 5 8 10 20 22 39 40 42 50 51 55 60 69 70 73 100 102 110];
Buff=0;
Buffervalue= 0;
rate=[1 0.3 -16 2 -16 2 7 -16 -16 0.4 1 0.3 -16 2 -16 2 7 -16 -16 0.4];
% resample data with fixed delta x spacing = 0.5
t = min(Time):0.5:max(Time);
rate_it = interp1(Time,rate,t);
for slot= 1:numel(t)
if Buff+(t(slot)*rate_it(slot))<=0
Buffervalue(slot)=0;
else
Buff= Buff+(t(slot)*rate_it(slot));
Buffervalue(slot)=Buff;
end
end
subplot(2,1,1),plot(Time,rate,'*b',t,rate_it,'r')
title(' Rate values');
legend('raw','interpolated');
subplot(2,1,2),plot(t,Buffervalue)
title(' Buffervalue ');

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