Two of the most important functions for signal processing are not in the Signal Processing Toolbox at all, but are built-in MATLAB functions: • filter applies a digital filter to a data sequence. • fft calculates the discrete Fourier transform of a sequence. The operations these functions perform are the main computational workhorses of classical signal processing. Both are described in this chapter. The Signal Processing Toolbox uses many other standard MATLAB functions and language features, including polynomial root finding, complex arithmetic, matrix inversion and manipulation, and graphics tools.
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