Simple Sine Wave Array

Discussion in 'C++' started by Phil Newman, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. Phil Newman

    Phil Newman Guest

    I'm trying to implement a basic sinewave signal using arrays, but I'm
    having difficulty (I'm a complete beginner!)

    This is what I have so far:

    using namespace std;

    double signal(double sinewave, double x);

    int main()

    double x, sinewave, output;

    cout<<endl<<"Please enter a value, x"<<endl<<endl;

    output = signal(sinewave,x);
    cout<<endl<<"Sin(x) = "<<output<<endl<<endl;

    return 0;

    double signal(double sinewave, double x)

    sinewave = sin(x);
    return sinewave;

    I want to swap a single value x, for an array of 100 points.

    Can anyone help me with this?

    Later, I'll need to change the frequency of the signal, but this
    doesn't matter now? Also, I'll want to plot the signal, but I think
    this is advanced.

    If anyone can help, I would really appreciated it!

    Phil Newman
    Phil Newman, Nov 2, 2005
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  2. Phil Newman

    mlimber Guest

    Try this:

    #include <iostream>
    #include <vector>
    #include <cmath>

    using namespace std;

    void FillSin( vector<double>& v )
    static const double PI = 4*atan(1.0);
    for( int n=0; n < output.size(); ++n )
    v[ n ] = sin( 2*PI / n );

    int main()
    vector<double> output( 100 );
    FillSin( output );
    for( int n=0; n < output.size(); ++n )
    cout << output[n] << '\n';
    return 0;

    Cheers! --M
    mlimber, Nov 2, 2005
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  3. Division by Zero !!
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Stefan_N=E4we?=, Nov 2, 2005
  4. Phil Newman

    Phil Newman Guest

    Thanks. Unfortunately, the code won't compile. i get an error saying:

    'output' undeclared

    Can you help there?


    Phil Newman, Nov 2, 2005
  5. [...]

    this wont compile
    you mean v, not output
    {} are optional
    matter of personal preference
    I have not used C++ for ages but I recall that one could use
    std::transform on a vector
    something like
    #include <functional>
    #include <algorithm>
    std::transform(v.begin(), v.end(), std::sin)

    and see the result
    std::copy(v.begin(), s.end(), std::eek:stream<int>(std::cout, " : "));

    hth, Daniel

    ps: well about ploting C++ has nothing built-in, nothing standard so to
    say, you will have to use yours op libraries
    nowdays I code in python there you could use Tk or ploting modules
    matplotlib, scipy and Numeric
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Daniel_Sch=FCle?=, Nov 2, 2005
  6. Phil Newman

    Marcus Kwok Guest

    Please quote the message you are replying to (I have pasted it in

    In FillSin, either change it to:

    void FillSin( vector<double>& output )

    or in the for loop, change it to:

    for (int n = 0; n < v.size(), ++n)
    Marcus Kwok, Nov 2, 2005
  7. Phil Newman

    Phil Newman Guest

    yay, thanks :) that worked nicely.

    cheers for the help,

    I get the feeling i'll be posting a few more questions on here!

    Phil Newman, Nov 2, 2005
  8. Phil Newman

    mlimber Guest

    Oops, sorry. I just wrote that off-the-cuff. It should be:

    for( int n=0; n < v.size(); ++n )
    v[ n ] = sin( 2*PI / (n+1) );

    Cheers! --M
    mlimber, Nov 2, 2005

  9. The sine function has a period of 2*PI, so it should be:

    v[n] = sin(2*PI*n / v.size());

    for n = [ 0 ; v.size()-1 ]
    Cheers mate!

    Mogens Heller Jensen, Nov 2, 2005
  10. Phil Newman

    Phil Newman Guest

    Thanks, that works great.

    How would I be able to add white noise to the sinewave signal over 1000

    Phil Newman, Nov 3, 2005
  11. Phil Newman

    osmium Guest

    Since no one has responded ....
    Here's what I would do but I can't certify anything.
    Decide how much noise you want and use rand() to generate a voltage in that
    range for a
    particular sample. For each sample add the two components to get signal
    plus noise. Make a second drawing from rand() to choose the polarity of the
    noise. You could speed that up, at the expense of clarity, by selecting a
    bit from a single drawing to define the polarity
    osmium, Nov 6, 2005
  12. Phil Newman

    ben Guest

    I have not used C++ for ages but I recall that one could use
    Then don't forget to fill the vector with increasing angles first.
    Perhaps you mean:

    Not so. You can plot on the text console with letters or punctuations,
    although not as good looking as most other means.

    ben, Nov 6, 2005
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