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Old 2007-08-29, 11:20   #1
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Default Van Buskirk/DJB's Tangent FFT

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If you're using the complex-floating-point split-radix FFT, you can gain
a constant factor in total floating-point operations (asymptotically
more than 5%!) by switching to the tangent FFT:

http://cr.yp.to/papers.html#tangentfft

The operation count is due to Van Buskirk. The algorithm in my paper has
the virtue of being simultaneously simple, in-place, and cache-friendly.

I haven't seen a serious analysis of the impact of Van Buskirk's ideas
for cost measures more complicated than counting arithmetic operations.
The Johnson-Frigo paper on the topic claims that practical performance
of FFTs is "unpredictable"; I see no justification for this claim, and
my own FFT optimization experience tells me that the opposite is true.
Has anyone tried a serious implementation of Van Buskirk's FFT?

- ---D. J. Bernstein, Professor, Mathematics, Statistics,
and Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
Could this be of interest for Prime95? (Note: I have not read the paper yet.)

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