[Haskell-cafe] [ANN]: arb-fft 0.1, Fast Fourier transform library

wren ng thornton winterkoninkje at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 22:16:54 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 1:31 AM, Ian Ross <ian at skybluetrades.net> wrote:
> I'm happy to announce the first release of arb-fft, a pure Haskell FFT
> implementation for arbitrary length vectors:
> http://hackage.haskell.org/package/arb-fft
> This is probably more of pedagogical interest than anything else, since
> there's a long series of blog articles describing the development of the
> package, indexed at http://skybluetrades.net/haskell-fft-index.html
> The package has some interesting features beyond the usual "textbook"
> powers-of-two FFT algorithm.  In particular, it uses a mixed-radix
> decomposition of composite input lengths, uses Rader's algorithm for large
> prime factors and has an empirical benchmarking scheme using Criterion for
> FFT plan selection.
> The performance of arb-fft is within a factor of 10 of FFTW for most input
> sizes, which isn't too bad for a pure Haskell with only a relatively limited
> amount of work done on optimisation.
> Commentary is very welcome, as are offers to help with any of the tasks
> listed in the last blog article:
> http://skybluetrades.net/blog/posts/2014/01/27/data-analysis-fft-14.html
> Hackage: http://hackage.haskell.org/package/arb-fft
> GitHub: https://github.com/ian-ross/arb-fft
> Blog article index: http://skybluetrades.net/haskell-fft-index.html

Thanks, I've noticed the posts but hadn't had time to devote to them
last semester. Now that I'm more free, I look forward to digging into
them and, mayhaps, offering some optimization patches.

Live well,

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