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### Autocorrelation and FFT : avoid zero-padding

Some posts evocate the computation of convolution or cross-correlation using FFT and zero-padding the temporal signal. I want to compute the autocorrelation of a 3D array using FFTW (2 dimensions are ...
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### disadvantages of FFT, it can not extract enough frequencies without enough samples

Let's say sampling rate is $Fs = 44\mathtt{kHz}$, now I have $N = 2048$ samples, then I can get $N/2 + 1 = 1025$ frequencies. I'm confused by Matlab's FFT documentation that says the frequencies are ...
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### Zero-pad before or after windowing for FFT

What's the correct way. Should I zero-pad a signal before or after applying a windowing function?