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Name: Goertzel's Algorithm
ID: m12024
Language: English (en)
Summary: Goertzel's algorithm reduces the cost of computing a single DFT frequency sample by almost a factor of two. It is useful for situations requiring only a few DFT frequencies.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: DFT, FFT, Goertzel
Document Type: -//CNX//DTD CNXML 0.5 plus MathML//EN
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 1.0

Authors: Douglas L. Jones (
Copyright Holders: Douglas L. Jones (
Maintainers: Douglas L. Jones (, Kyle Clarkson (

Latest version: 1.5 (history)
First publication date: May 14, 2004 1:56 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Sep 12, 2006 1:44 pm +0000


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Version History

Version: 1.5 Sep 12, 2006 1:44 pm +0000 by Douglas L. Jones
Added a link to a ueful page with an alternate form and code.

Version: 1.4 Sep 10, 2006 6:12 pm +0000 by Douglas L. Jones
Expanded text.
Fixed errors in equations.
Added reference to Goertzel's paper.

Version: 1.3 Jun 21, 2004 1:33 pm +0000 by Kyle Clarkson
Added links

Version: 1.2 Jun 17, 2004 1:59 pm +0000 by Kyle Clarkson
Changed images to pngs

Version: 1.1 Jun 7, 2004 3:59 pm +0000 by Kyle Clarkson
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