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• Complex One-Dimensional DFTs | ||

• Complex Multi-Dimensional DFTs | ||

• One-Dimensional DFTs of Real Data | ||

• Multi-Dimensional DFTs of Real Data | ||

• More DFTs of Real Data |

This chapter describes the basic usage of FFTW, i.e., how to compute
the Fourier transform of a single array. This chapter tells the
truth, but not the *whole* truth. Specifically, FFTW implements
additional routines and flags that are not documented here, although
in many cases we try to indicate where added capabilities exist. For
more complete information, see FFTW Reference. (Note that you
need to compile and install FFTW before you can use it in a program.
For the details of the installation, see Installation and Customization.)

We recommend that you read this tutorial in order.^{1} At the least, read the first section (see Complex One-Dimensional DFTs) before reading any of the others, even if your
main interest lies in one of the other transform types.

Users of FFTW version 2 and earlier may also want to read Upgrading from FFTW version 2.