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Deconvolution and polynomial division


[q,r] = deconv(v,u)


[q,r] = deconv(v,u) deconvolves vector u out of vector v, using long division. The quotient is returned in vector q and the remainder in vector r such that v = conv(u,q)+r .

If u and v are vectors of polynomial coefficients, convolving them is equivalent to multiplying the two polynomials, and deconvolution is polynomial division. The result of dividing v by u is quotient q and remainder r.



u = [1   2   3   4]
v = [10   20   30]

the convolution is

c = conv(u,v)
c =
    10     40     100     160     170     120

Use deconvolution to recover v:

[q,r] = deconv(c,u)
q =
    10    20    30
r =
    0      0      0      0      0      0

This gives a quotient equal to v and a zero remainder.

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deconv uses the filter primitive.

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Introduced before R2006a

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