Hop_Size meaning in aubio

I'm trying to use the aubio(https://aubio.org) library for pitch detection. I'm trying to use the API for C and one of the parameters of the new_aubio_pitch function is hop_size. What does hop_size mean and how do you choose one?

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  • answered 2018-07-11 09:35 fdcpp

    Hop Size should refer to the number of samples in between successive frames. For signal analysis, Hop Size should be less than the frame size, so that frames overlap.

    In this diagram the Hop Size would be 'Q' and 'K' is the frame size for a signal 's(n)'

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    If your follow up question is 'why would you do that?', then there is a good answer to be found at this topic here:

    https://dsp.stackexchange.com/questions/36509/why-is-each-window-frame-overlapping