Aug 11, 2011 at 2:10 PM
Edited Aug 11, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Hello everybody,
I thought that Math.Net Numerics library is expected to run Fourier forward and backward transformations even on data with sizes different from power of 2. I think that both transformations work well on data of power of 2 size but I get unexpected results
when running them on data of nonpower of 2 sizes.
Thanks for answers
Pavel



Hi Pavel,
Yes, Transform.FourierForward / FourierInverse are supposed to support arbitrary vector lengths (Bluestein FFT). Can you reproduce the unexpected results in a short sample you can share publicly or with me, so I can have a look at it?
Thanks,
Christoph



Hi Christoph,
the signal I run it on has 967800 samples which is a size that surely does not fit into a forum post. I can send it in CSV format by email. Is that possible?
I can get anticipated resluts with the following procedure:
 Center the signal around zero (by subtracting average value from each sample).
 Zeropad the signal to factor 2 length.
 Run FFT.
I think I should get equal result if the second step is skipped. However, the results differ.
Thanks
Pavel

