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10 License and Copyright

FFTW is Copyright © 2003 Matteo Frigo, Copyright © 2002 Steven G. Johnson.

FFTW is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA. You can also find the GPL on the GNU web site.

In addition, we kindly ask you to acknowledge FFTW and its authors in any program or publication in which you use FFTW. (You are not required to do so; it is up to your common sense to decide whether you want to comply with this request or not.) For general publications, we suggest referencing: Matteo Frigo and Steven G. Johnson, "FFTW: An adaptive software architecture for the FFT," Proc. ICASSP 1998 3, 1381-1384 (1998).

Non-free versions of FFTW are available under terms different from those of the General Public License. (e.g. they do not require you to accompany any object code using FFTW with the corresponding source code.) For these alternate terms you must purchase a license from MIT's Technology Licensing Office. Users interested in such a license should contact us ( for more information.