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FFT(3)							User Contributed Perl Documentation						    FFT(3)

FFTs for PDL. These work for arrays of any dimension, although ones with small prime factors are likely to be the quickest. Each routine works `inplace'.
use PDL::FFT qw/:Func/; fft($real,$imag); ifft($real,$imag); realfft($real); realifft($real); fftnd($real,$imag); ifftnd($real,$imag); $kernel = kernctr($image,$smallk); fftconvolve($image,$kernel);
Various other modules - such as PDL::FFTW and PDL::Slatec - contain FFT routines. However, unlike PDL::FFT, these modules are optional, and so may not be installed.
fft Signature: ([o,nc]real(n); [o,nc]imag(n)) Complex FFT of the "real" and "imag" arrays [inplace] ifft Signature: ([o,nc]real(n); [o,nc]imag(n)) Complex Inverse FFT of the "real" and "imag" arrays [inplace] realfft() One-dimensional FFT of real function [inplace]. The real part of the transform ends up in the first half of the array and the imaginary part of the transform ends up in the second half of the array. realfft($real); realifft() Inverse of one-dimensional realfft routine [inplace]. realifft($real); fftnd() N-dimensional FFT (inplace) fftnd($real,$imag); ifftnd() N-dimensional inverse FFT ifftnd($real,$imag); fftconvolve() N-dimensional convolution $kernel = kernctr($image,$smallk); fftconvolve($image,$kernel); fftconvolve works inplace, and returns an error array in kernel as an accuracy check -- all the values in it should be negligible. The sizes of the image and the kernel must be the same. kernctr centres a small kernel to emulate the behaviour of the direct convolution routines. The speed cross-over between using straight convolution (PDL::Image2D::conv2d()) and these fft routines is for kernel sizes roughly 7x7. kernctr() `centre' a kernel (auxiliary routine to fftconvolve) $kernel = kernctr($image,$smallk); fftconvolve($image,$kernel); kernctr centres a small kernel to emulate the behaviour of the direct convolution routines. convmath Signature: ([o,nc]a(m); [o,nc]b(m)) Internal routine doing maths for convolution cmul Signature: (ar(); ai(); br(); bi(); [o]cr(); [o]ci()) Complex multiplication cdiv Signature: (ar(); ai(); br(); bi(); [o]cr(); [o]ci()) Complex division
Where the source is marked `FIX', could re-implement using phase-shift factors on the transforms and some real-space bookkeeping, to save some temporary space and redundant transforms.
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