I've been asked to write a function (.m file) in Matlab to calculate the discrete fourier transform coefficient for an arbitrary function x. So far this is what I've done: function a = mydft(x,N) %MYDFT Calculates the discrete fourier transform %usage: %[a]=mydft(x) %x=[ x x ... x[N-1] ] - vector containing discrete time sequence %a=[ a_0 a_1 ... a_N-1 ] - vector of discrete time Fourier Series %coefficients, k=0,...,N-1 for k=0:N-1 for m=0:N-1 w=exp(-j*2*pi/N.*m.*k); end a=sum(x(m).*w); end end when I use it on a signal given to me and then plot kw_hat vs. |a| I get a plot that looks nothing like what I do for the same signal by hand. I don't think I'm getting the correct DFT coefficients out of this function This is the first time I've used Matlab so I'm not very familiar with it and would appreciate any advice.