[SciPy-user] Difference between ffts?
Robert Kern
robert.kern@gmail....
Mon Oct 13 22:48:41 CDT 2008
On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 22:36, Collin Day <dcday137@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I have looked around, but can't seem to find an answer. I have been
> trying the following (according to the Getting started page -
> http://www.scipy.org/Getting_Started)
>
> from scipy import *
> a=zeros(1000)
> a[:100]=1
> b=fft(a)
>
> plot(abs(b))
>
> and I get what you would expect - the abs. value of a sinc function
>
> rect(x) ->F-> sinc(Frequency)
>
> now, if I try the Scipy.fftpack
>
> import scipy.fftapck as S
>
> c=S.fft(a)
>
> figure()
>
> plot(abs(c))
>
> I get something I would expect if I did a FFT on a sine function (kind
> of like dual spikes equally spaced)
Can you show us the plots? I don't see a difference.
> I do see there is a difference in the packing or how the fft output is
> represented. How do you plot the data from fftpack so that it looks
> correct? Should I even bother?
Typically, I will use fftfreq() to get the "X" values in packed form
and then use fftshift() on both X and Y to "unpack" the arrays.
--
Robert Kern
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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