So I was doing a Fourier transform on a Gaussian distribution, the histogram of which is as follows. And by the way I sampled a million data, as shown in the image. enter image description here What is such distribution? I find Weibull Distribution and Beta Distribution similar to the histogram, but I'm not sure.

  • $\begingroup$ The Fourier Transform of a Gaussian should be another Gaussian. Are you sure your code is correct? The histogram you show there is skewed, which I would not expect in a Gaussian. $\endgroup$ – Adrian Keister Feb 5 at 14:40
  • $\begingroup$ You're taking the absolute value in there, right? Is that what you want to do? It's no longer a Gaussian at that point. $\endgroup$ – Adrian Keister Feb 5 at 14:41
  • $\begingroup$ Indeed, I intentionally took the absolute value, as I don’t suppose it is poossible to draw a histogram of complex data $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Cui Feb 6 at 16:48
  • $\begingroup$ What I was wondering was that what this distribution is. $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Cui Feb 6 at 16:49
  • $\begingroup$ And thank you so much for helping $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Cui Feb 6 at 16:49

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