Date: Nov 17, 2012 5:49 AM
Author: Greg Heath
Subject: Re: question on fft example
"Nasser M. Abbasi" <email@example.com> wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> On 11/15/2012 2:33 AM, oversky wrote:
> > The mathwork fft example in the following link,
> > http://bit.ly/SO9TuV
> > why do we double abs(Y(1:NFFT/2+1) when plotting the amplitude?
> > plot(f,2*abs(Y(1:NFFT/2+1)))
> This was talked about before. can google it. Here is my take on it:
> "Why does it multiply by 2?"
To represent the same average power as the doublesided frequency representation.
the DC and Nyquist components should NOT be doubled.
plot((0:Fs/2), [abs(Y(1)), 2*abs(Y(2:NFFT/2)), abs(Y(NFFT/2+1)) ] )
Hope this helps.