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Types of Block Processing Operations

Using these functions, you can perform various block processing operations, including sliding neighborhood operations and distinct block operations:

In addition, the toolbox provides functions for column processing operations. These operations are not actually distinct from block operations; instead, they are a way of speeding up block operations by rearranging blocks into matrix columns.

Note that even if you do not use these block processing functions, the information here might be useful to you, as it includes concepts fundamental to many areas of image processing. In particular, the discussion of sliding neighborhood operations is applicable to linear filtering and morphological operations. See Linear Filtering and Filter Design, and Morphological Operations, for information about these applications.

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