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Multidimensional inverse discrete Fourier transform



Y = ifftn(X) returns the n-dimensional inverse discrete Fourier transform (DFT) of X, computed with a multidimensional fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithm. The result Y is the same size as X.

Y = ifftn(X,siz) pads X with zeros, or truncates X, to create a multidimensional array of size siz before performing the inverse transform. The size of the result Y is siz.


For any X, ifftn(fftn(X)) equals X within roundoff error. If X is real, ifftn(fftn(X)) may have small imaginary parts.


ifftn(X) is equivalent to

This computes in-place the one-dimensional inverse DFT along each dimension of X.

The execution time for ifftn depends on the length of the transform. It is fastest for powers of two. It is almost as fast for lengths that have only small prime factors. It is typically several times slower for lengths that are prime or which have large prime factors.

See Also

fftn, ifft, ifft2, ifftshift

  ifft2 ifftshift