DefineFourierDialog Function

Opens the Define Fourier dialog box used to specify a fourier transform. This is similar to the DefineCurveDialog but has an extra tabbed sheet to define the fourier analysis options. Select menu Probe > Fourier > Arbitrary... to see how this dialog box looks.

The function takes an argument that is a string array with up to 37 elements which initialises the controls in the dialog box. The first 25 have the same function as for the DefineCurveDialog () function. The remaining are described in the following table:
Index Description Default
0-24 See DefineCurveDialog
25 Fundamental Frequency 100
26 Frequency display - Start Frequency <<empty>>
27 Frequency display - Stop Frequency 10K
28 Number of points for FFT interpolation 256 if arg 2 not specified. See below
29 Interpolation order for FFT 2
30 Fourier method. Possible values:
'continuous' Use continuous fourier
'interpolated' Use interpolated FFT
31 Window function. Possible values:
32 Start of data span 0
33 End of data span 0.01
34 Use specified span: TRUE/FALSE FALSE
35 Know fundamental frequency: TRUE/FALSE FALSE
36 Resolution 100
37 Plot options - 'mag', 'db' or 'phase'

A second argument may be specified to provide time domain information. Usually this would be the 'time' vector created by the simulation. The vector is analysed to find the start time, stop time and number of interpolation points. The number of interpolation points is calculated from the number of points in the time vector and is the next highest integral power of 2.


Number Type Compulsory Default Description
1 string array Yes initial values
2 real array No sample vector


Return type: string array

The function returns a string array with the same format as the argument. If the user selects Cancel, the function returns an empty vector.