# How to resample a signal by a fraction

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Saed on 17 May 2013
Commented: Kir on 25 May 2020
Hello,
I have the time-domain received signal v(t) and I want to re-sample it at as v(t/(1+a)), where a is not an integer and it is in the order of ~10^-3. How can I do that in MATLAB, since the resample function requires that both P and Q be integer?
Thanks

Matt Kindig on 19 May 2013
Edited: Matt Kindig on 19 May 2013
You could use interpolation instead. Something like this:
vnew = interp1( t, v, t/(1+a), 'linear');
You could use other interpolation approaches ('spline','cubic', etc.) as well, as appropriate.
Saed on 20 May 2013
This seems to work just fine.
Thanks

David Barry on 17 May 2013
I suggest you reciprocate your a variable and round it to the nearest integer. You then just need to make sure you get the arguments the correct way in the resample function.
y = resample(x,p,q) resamples the sequence in vector x at p/q times the original sampling rate
Kir on 25 May 2020
P and Q are integers

Malcolm Lidierth on 19 May 2013
Is this any help?
% SincResample returns the data convolved with a set of time-shifted windowed sinc functions, one for each of the samples [1..size(x,1)] in the input signal.

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