# FIR synthesis by frequency sampling

By default, Scilab contains no routine for synthesis FIR by sampling frequency (equivalent to `fir2` MATLAB function). There is a function called `fsfirlin` but it only computes the continuous frequency response, without returning the filter coefficients. However, this method is convenient because it is a very simple way to design a filter with an arbitrary response, which can be used in particular to make compensation filters.

This little script is a basic implementation of this technique. Any suggestions for improvements are welcome!

## Example 1: half-band filter, 32 coefficients

In this example, we do not force the number of coefficients. It is then computed automatically to be 2 times the dimension of the frequential template.

``````// Example : half-band filter
f = [ones(1,8) zeros(1,8)];
h = fsfir_plot(f);
// h = a + b * %z^-1 + ...
``````

## Example 2: half-band filter, 64 coefficients

This example enables to illustrate the fact that if the dimension of the frequential template is not equal to the desired number of coefficients, then the frequencial template is automatically interpolated (linear interpolation).

``````// Example : half-band filter, with automatic interpolation
f = [ones(1,8) zeros(1,8)];
h = fsfir_plot(f,64);
``````

## Example 3: arbitrary response

In this example, we designe a filter with arbitrary response:

``````f = [0:10 10*ones(1,10)];
h = fsfir_plot(f);
``````