Result = windowhighpass(expression, windowlength)

spatial scalar


spatial, non spatial scalar


spatial scalar


--unittrue or --unitcell


windowlength is measured in true length (default)


windowlength is measured in number of cell lengths


For each cell c its windowhighpass value is computed as follows. A square window with the cell c in its centre is defined by windowlength. The windowlength is the length of the window in horizontal and vertical directions. For each cell i which is entirely or partly in the window and which is not the centre cell c the fraction of the cell in the window is determined. This is the area of the part of the cell in the window divided by the total area of a cell. Let fraction(i) be this fraction; let expression(i) be the expression value of a surrounding cell i and expression(c) the expression value of the centre cell c. The windowhighpass filter value on the centre cell c is calculated according to:

\[windowhighpass(c) = 2 * expression(c) * { \sum^n_{i=1} fraction(i) } - { \sum^n_{i=1} ( fraction(i) * expression(i) ) }\]

where n is the number of cells i surrounding the centre cell C in the window. This computation is performed for all cells: for each cell the highpass(C) value is assigned to the corresponding cell on Result.


The cell value on windowlength should be greater than 0, else a missing value is assigned to the corresponding cell on Result.

A cell on windowlength with a missing value results in a missing value on Result at the corresponding cell. However, if a missing value on windowlength occurs in a cell which is not the centre cell of the window the expression value in that cell is included in the computation of the highpass value in the window.


This operation belongs to the group of Neigbourhood operators; window operators


  1. • pcrcalc
    Result2 =;
    Expr =;
    WinLen2 =;
    report Result2 = windowhighpass( Expr, WinLen2);

    • python
    Expr = readmap(“”)
    WinLen2 = readmap(“”)
    Result2 = windowhighpass( Expr, WinLen2)

    ../../_images/windowhighpass_Result2.png ../../_images/windowaverage_Expr.png ../../_images/windowaverage_WinLen2.png

  2. • pcrcalc
    Result1 =;
    Expr =;
    report Result1 = windowhighpass( Expr, 6);

    • python
    Expr = readmap(“”)
    Result1 = windowhighpass( Expr, 6)

    ../../_images/windowhighpass_Result1.png ../../_images/windowaverage_Expr.png