# Log area ratio

Log area ratios (LAR) can be used to represent reflection coefficients (another form for linear prediction coefficients) for transmission over a channel. While not as efficient as line spectral pairs (LSPs), log area ratios are much simpler to compute. Let $r_k$ be the kth reflection coefficient of a filter, the kth LAR is:
$A_k = \log{1+r_k \over 1-r_k}$