R-alpha: fft does not act as described in help(fft)

Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 18:56:31 +0100

>>>>>  Detlef Steuer <steuer@gigamain.Statistik.Uni-Dortmund.DE> writes:

    Detlef> Hello!  thank you for your efforts creating R!

Thank you for reporting the inaccuracy!

Please ``R-develer''s,  keep these reports flowing..!

    Detlef> While preparing the next lessons
(which lessons? -- I am curious)
    Detlef> I found that I had to multiply
    Detlef> with 1/length(x) by hand if I want to get the inverse
    Detlef> Fouriertransform.

    Detlef> The help states it will do it by itself.

    Detlef> Seems to be pretty easy to correct either the fft or :-) the
    Detlef> help(fft)!

I corrected the  help(fft).  It is now clear about NOT dividing and
gives an example showing how the inverse is got from ``inverse = TRUE''

The current behavior is the same as S, 
and we do want this in these basic things.

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