diric

Dirichlet or periodic sinc function

Syntax

y = diric(x,n)

Description

y = diric(x,n) returns a vector or array y the same size as x. The elements of y are the Dirichlet function of the elements of x. n must be a positive integer.

The Dirichlet function, or periodic sinc function, is

D(x)={sin(Nx/2)Nsin(x/2)x2πk,k=0,±1,±2,±3,...(1)k(N1)x=2πk,k=0,±1,±2,±3,...

for any nonzero integer n. This function has period 2π for n odd and period 4π for n even. Its peak value is 1, and its minimum value is -1 for n even. The magnitude of this function is (1/n) times the magnitude of the discrete-time Fourier transform of the n-point rectangular window.

Diagnostics

If n is not a positive integer, diric gives the following error message:

Requires n to be a positive integer.
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