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# NAG Library Routine DocumentC06FCF

Note:  before using this routine, please read the Users' Note for your implementation to check the interpretation of bold italicised terms and other implementation-dependent details.

## 1  Purpose

C06FCF calculates the discrete Fourier transform of a sequence of $n$ complex data values (using a work array for extra speed).

## 2  Specification

 SUBROUTINE C06FCF ( X, Y, N, WORK, IFAIL)
 INTEGER N, IFAIL REAL (KIND=nag_wp) X(N), Y(N), WORK(N)

## 3  Description

Given a sequence of $n$ complex data values ${z}_{\mathit{j}}$, for $\mathit{j}=0,1,\dots ,n-1$, C06FCF calculates their discrete Fourier transform defined by
 $z^k = ak + i bk = 1n ∑ j=0 n-1 zj × exp -i 2πjk n , k= 0, 1, …, n-1 .$
(Note the scale factor of $\frac{1}{\sqrt{n}}$ in this definition.)
To compute the inverse discrete Fourier transform defined by
 $w^k = 1n ∑ j=0 n-1 zj × exp +i 2πjk n ,$
this routine should be preceded and followed by the complex conjugation of the data values and the transform (by negating the imaginary parts stored in $y$).
C06FCF uses the fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithm (see Brigham (1974)). There are some restrictions on the value of $n$ (see Section 5).

## 4  References

Brigham E O (1974) The Fast Fourier Transform Prentice–Hall

## 5  Parameters

1:     X(N) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput/Output
On entry: if X is declared with bounds $\left(0:{\mathbf{N}}-1\right)$ in the subroutine from which C06FCF is called, then ${\mathbf{X}}\left(\mathit{j}\right)$ must contain ${x}_{\mathit{j}}$, the real part of ${z}_{\mathit{j}}$, for $\mathit{j}=0,1,\dots ,n-1$.
On exit: the real parts ${a}_{k}$ of the components of the discrete Fourier transform. If X is declared with bounds $\left(0:{\mathbf{N}}-1\right)$ in the subroutine from which C06FCF is called, then for $0\le k\le n-1$, ${a}_{k}$ is contained in ${\mathbf{X}}\left(k\right)$.
2:     Y(N) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput/Output
On entry: if Y is declared with bounds $\left(0:{\mathbf{N}}-1\right)$ in the subroutine from which C06FCF is called, then ${\mathbf{Y}}\left(\mathit{j}\right)$ must contain ${y}_{\mathit{j}}$, the imaginary part of ${z}_{\mathit{j}}$, for $\mathit{j}=0,1,\dots ,n-1$.
On exit: the imaginary parts ${b}_{k}$ of the components of the discrete Fourier transform. If Y is declared with bounds $\left(0:{\mathbf{N}}-1\right)$ in the subroutine from which C06FCF is called, then for $0\le k\le n-1$, ${b}_{k}$ is contained in ${\mathbf{Y}}\left(k\right)$.
3:     N – INTEGERInput
On entry: $n$, the number of data values. The largest prime factor of N must not exceed $19$, and the total number of prime factors of N, counting repetitions, must not exceed $20$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{N}}>1$.
4:     WORK(N) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayWorkspace
5:     IFAIL – INTEGERInput/Output
On entry: IFAIL must be set to $0$, $-1\text{​ or ​}1$. If you are unfamiliar with this parameter you should refer to Section 3.3 in the Essential Introduction for details.
For environments where it might be inappropriate to halt program execution when an error is detected, the value $-1\text{​ or ​}1$ is recommended. If the output of error messages is undesirable, then the value $1$ is recommended. Otherwise, if you are not familiar with this parameter, the recommended value is $0$. When the value $-\mathbf{1}\text{​ or ​}\mathbf{1}$ is used it is essential to test the value of IFAIL on exit.
On exit: ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}={\mathbf{0}}$ unless the routine detects an error or a warning has been flagged (see Section 6).

## 6  Error Indicators and Warnings

If on entry ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}={\mathbf{0}}$ or $-{\mathbf{1}}$, explanatory error messages are output on the current error message unit (as defined by X04AAF).
Errors or warnings detected by the routine:
${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=1$
At least one of the prime factors of N is greater than $19$.
${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=2$
N has more than $20$ prime factors.
${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=3$
 On entry, ${\mathbf{N}}\le 1$.
${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=4$
An unexpected error has occurred in an internal call. Check all subroutine calls and array dimensions. Seek expert help.

## 7  Accuracy

Some indication of accuracy can be obtained by performing a subsequent inverse transform and comparing the results with the original sequence (in exact arithmetic they would be identical).

## 8  Further Comments

The time taken is approximately proportional to $n×\mathrm{log}n$, but also depends on the factorization of $n$. C06FCF is faster if the only prime factors of $n$ are $2$, $3$ or $5$; and fastest of all if $n$ is a power of $2$.

## 9  Example

This example reads in a sequence of complex data values and prints their discrete Fourier transform (as computed by C06FCF). It then performs an inverse transform using C06FCF and C06GCF, and prints the sequence so obtained alongside the original data values.

### 9.1  Program Text

Program Text (c06fcfe.f90)

### 9.2  Program Data

Program Data (c06fcfe.d)

### 9.3  Program Results

Program Results (c06fcfe.r)