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Zero padding consists of extending a signal (or spectrum) with zeros to extend its time (or frequency band) limits.

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### Why should I zero-pad a signal before taking the Fourier transform?

In an answer to a previous question, it was stated that one should zero-pad the input signals (add zeros to the end so that at least half of the wave is "blank") What's the reason for this?
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### What happens when N increases in N-point DFT [duplicate]

I am curious about DFT, and I wrote a simple MATLAB code to test what happens when $N$ increases. I took a rectangular signal with length $L=15$, an then found th DFT of 16, 32 and 64 points. I looked ...
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### Frequency-domain zero padding - special treatment of X[N/2]

Suppose we wish to interpolate a periodic signal with an even number of samples (e.g. N=8) by zero-padding in the frequency domain. Let the DFT X=[A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H] ...
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### Why do we say that “zero-padding doesn't really increase frequency resolution”

Here is a sinusoid of frequency f = 236.4 Hz (it is 10 milliseconds long; it has N=441 points at sampling rate ...
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### What proportion of a padded FFT should be actual values

For a given signal, I've been told that you can pad the vector with $0$s at the end to get a larger DFT, and as a result get more precision in frequency bins. What are the limits to this approach? ...
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whats is the effect of pading zeroes to a sequence in FFT? for eg: x[n]=[2 3 4 5] corresponds to X[K]=[14 -2+2i -2 -2-2i] while x[n]=[2 3 4 5 0 0 0 0] corresponds to X[K]=[14 0.58-9.65i -2+2i -3.414+...
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### How does zero-padding affect the magnitude of the DFT?

Let's simulate sinusoids of two frequencies using the following Matlab code: ...
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I would like to know what are the advantages/disadvantage of zero padding with respect to frequency measurement and amplitude measurement
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