[LAD] Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch
robin at gareus.org
Fri Oct 1 01:25:50 UTC 2010
On Oct 1, 2010, at 2:32 AM, Camilo Polymeris wrote:
>> The original Fourier Transform as invented by the smart French
>> guy of the same name does operate on continuous (as opposed to
>> sampled) data from -inf to +inf.
> I understand Fourier invented the Fourier Series "only", anyone knows
> who generalized it to FT?
not me, but google did:
"Fourier’s initial series lacked the precision of a function, and Dirichlet and Riemann would later express the series as a formal integral." 
"The first fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithm for the DFT was discovered around 1805 by Carl Friedrich Gauss.." 
> And yes, I think the FT isn't so hard to understand, and a pretty
> useful concept. FFT, on the other hand... never really tried.
Sometimes I regret that I skipped most of the group theory lectures (I still have a very different idea what "group-theory" should be about) but I stopped worrying: libfftw  is pretty well documented, comes with a good manual and a tutorial.
Unless you're really into maths and numerics you'll probably learn nothing useful. That might be actually the reason why DFT algorithms have been re-invented or re-discovered a couple of times during history: 1805, 1965, 1984 .
If I may suggest: read up on DFT and leave FFT to the the maths geeks.
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