# Tagged Questions

Interpolation is a method of constructing new data points within the range of a discrete set of known data points.

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### Philosophy of perfect inter-sample interpolation

How would you define perfect (inter-sample) interpolation, and is it possible? To quote Armifinn's prior answer: "I guess the most important result is that for signals with bandwidth limitation, ...
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### Mathematical justification for zero padding?

This question asks what's the point of zero padding. The accepted answer is certainly very insightful, but I don't understand a big chunk of it: Zero padding allows one to use a longer FFT, which ...
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### Whittaker-Shannon ($\mathrm{sinc}$) interpolation for a finite number of samples

Given an infinite number of samples $(N)$, a higher (or lower) number of samples $(cN)$ can be derived using sinc interpolation followed by sampling. How can this be applied to finite length signals? ...
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### Accurate Image Resizing

I need to resize an image using bilinear interpolation and create an image pyramid. I will detect corners at the different levels of the pyramid and scale the pixel co-ordinates so that they are ...
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### Why does Fourier zero-fill interpolation pad the middle frequencies?

In this: http://dspguru.com/dsp/howtos/how-to-interpolate-in-time-domain-by-zero-padding-in-frequency-domain the author says that we can interpolate a signal by zero-padding the middle frequencies in ...
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### OFDM Channel estimation using pilots

I'm simulating various scenarios of channel estimation using pilots in OFDM. The FFTSize and number and position of pilots may vary but the pilot scheme is identical, meaning that pilots exist in ...
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### Inter-point interpolation using FIR filter

Suppose I have discrete noisy signal $X = (0.096, -0.0632, 0.351, 0.531, 0.360, 0.006, -0.320)$ sampled at discrete time points $T = (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)$. Filtering (zero-padded) $X$ with ...
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### How to apply a Butterworth filter to data of varying sample rate?

I am trying to apply a Butterworth bandpass filter to accelerometer data of my smartphone. However, the accelerometer samples I receive do not come at regular intervals. Sample frequency varies ...
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### How do I interpolate between bins on an FFT in python?

I have four frequency peaks, which I have after applying FFT. Now I want to know precise values of these frequency peaks. there are different interpolation methods. How can I use this method of ...
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### linear interpolator replacement for the sinc function

How to find an optimum linear interpolator replacement for the ideal sinc function? The reason is for the hardware implementation ease. For example when I use sinc interpolation: ...
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### How to compare the qualities of two interpolation (image resizing) algorithms?

I am implementing image resizing algorithms (Bilinear, Bicubic, Lanczos and a few others). How do I quantitatively compare them? I am thinking of considering a large sample of images and running ...
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### Sinogram Fourier Analysis Doesn't Show Clear Bow Tie Shape

I'm working on finding the center of rotation of a set of test tomographic projections in order to perform 2D reconstruction. I'm trying to implement the algorithm to find center of rotation as ...
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### How to subsample shift with sinc interpolation?

Does anybody know of a way to shift data by a fraction of a sample by using sinc interpolation? For example, shift an image to the right by 0.1 pixels. I'm struggling to find a formula or reference ...
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### Difference between subsampling and downscaling (image)?

I know that there are many ways to upscale (interpolate) an image using bilinear, bicubic, sinc... Somehow, these same algorithms can also be used to downscale an image. But when it comes to ...
### Explanation relevant to the filter response ($\mathrm{sinc}$ interpolation) - Equation $(2)$ in my question
At present, I am learning the theory of operation of resampling for bandlimited periodic discrete signals using $\mathrm{sinc}$ interpolation. I am developing a design flow and having difficulty in ...