scipy.ndimage.fourier_gaussian(input, sigma, n=-1, axis=-1, output=None)[source]

Multi-dimensional Gaussian fourier filter.

The array is multiplied with the fourier transform of a Gaussian kernel.


The input array.

sigmafloat or sequence

The sigma of the Gaussian kernel. If a float, sigma is the same for all axes. If a sequence, sigma has to contain one value for each axis.

nint, optional

If n is negative (default), then the input is assumed to be the result of a complex fft. If n is larger than or equal to zero, the input is assumed to be the result of a real fft, and n gives the length of the array before transformation along the real transform direction.

axisint, optional

The axis of the real transform.

outputndarray, optional

If given, the result of filtering the input is placed in this array. None is returned in this case.


The filtered input.


>>> from scipy import ndimage, misc
>>> import numpy.fft
>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
>>> fig, (ax1, ax2) = plt.subplots(1, 2)
>>> plt.gray()  # show the filtered result in grayscale
>>> ascent = misc.ascent()
>>> input_ = numpy.fft.fft2(ascent)
>>> result = ndimage.fourier_gaussian(input_, sigma=4)
>>> result = numpy.fft.ifft2(result)
>>> ax1.imshow(ascent)
>>> ax2.imshow(result.real)  # the imaginary part is an artifact

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