Questions on interpolation, the estimation of the value of a function from given input, based on the values of the function at known points.

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A Polynomial that Passes through the following four points?

I'm trying to do this for practice but I'm just going nowhere with it, I'd love to see some work and answers on it. Thanks :) Find a polynomial that passes through the points (-2,-1), (-1,7), (2,-5),...
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Interpolating polynomial given only Y values

Can we reconstruct a polynomial with only Y values? What if the number of Y values are far more than the degree of the polynomial? Also can we obtain the root of this polynomial with this Y's value ...
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“Interpolating between estimates”?

the headline reproduces the whole problem. What is meant by saying "Interpolating between the estimates (A) and (B), we finally obtain..."? For beeing mor specific I'll give the concrete estimates ...
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Interpolating Polynomial

I need help with this. Find a polynomial of degree 4 of the form $f(x)=ax^4+bx^3+cx^2+dx+e$. Plot points $(1,7),(2,2),(3,9),(5,1)$, and $(7,5)$. Thank you.
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On Convex Interpolation and distances

Let $C$ denote the class of all real-valued convex functions on $[0, 1]^2$. Fix $n \geq 2$ and points $x_1, \dots, x_n$ in $[0, 1]^2$. Let $S \subset R^n$ be defined by \begin{equation*} S := \...
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Find a smooth function with prescribed moments

In several contexts I’ve encountered variants of the following problem : let $m_0,m_1,m_2$ be real numbers such that $0 < m_1 < m_0$ and $\frac{m_1^2}{m_0} <m_2 < m_1$. Then, show that ...
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Fourier Interpolation

I have this Equation, that I modeled from my measurements and simulations. $I^{exp}_{l,m} = (\mathbf{F}^{H}.\mathbf{A}.I^{true})_{l,m}$; $H$ is the Hermitian transpose and $\mathbf{F}^{H}$ is a block ...
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There is a unique polynomial interpolating $f$ and its derivatives

I have questions on a similar topic here, here, and here, but this is a different question. It is well-known that a Hermite interpolation polynomial (where we sample the function and its derivatives ...
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Constructing an increasing function with prescribed values at three points

This should probably be very simple, but I'm just not very skilled in math :S. I want a function that takes one variable, x, ranging from 0-1. As the input approaches 0 so should the output. As the ...
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Given a set of sequences, compute a corresponding set of functions

Consider the following set of sequences: $ S_k(n)= \begin{cases} 1 & \text{$n \equiv0\pmod{k}$}\\ 0 & \text{$n\not\equiv0\pmod{k}$}\\ \end{cases} $ I want to compute a set of ...
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What is the derivative of a Radial Basis Interpolation function?

A radial basis interpolation function is described as: $ f(\textbf{x})=\sum_{k=1}^N c_k \phi(\lVert \textbf{x}-\textbf{x}_k \rVert_2), \ \textbf{x}\in\mathbb{R}^s $ where $\textbf{x}_k$ are the $N$ ...
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Compound interest problem with increasing deposits

An Investor starts with an initial investment : $A$ He earns a steady profit of 10 percent per year. But every year he adds additional amount which increases by 15 percent every year. At the end of ...
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Interpolate daily values from monthly averages

I have a list of monthly production guarantees and I want to estimate daily values. Dividing monthly totals by days/month works, but when graphed, leads to a chunky piece-wise plot. I could use a ...
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reconstruction through sinc interpolation

I have a discrete-time signal $x_k = \sum_l a_l g(kT - l(T+\Delta T))$ where $g(t) = \frac {\sin(\pi t/(T+\Delta T))}{\pi t/(T+\Delta T)}$. Since the signal $x$ has been sampled at rate $1/T>2 \...
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Bilinear interpolation of angles

Is their a solution to do a bilinear interpolation in x,y of angles in [0°-360°[ ? The elementary formula of bilinear interpolation don't work on angles due to the discontinuity at 360°-0°. http://en....
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Modified Hermite interpolation

I asked similar questions here and here, but I tried to formulate this one in a sharper way. Is anyone aware of some literature on polynomial interpolation where we sample the function and its ...
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Plane fitting using svd

I am trying to get a best fit plane in a 3d space of points. I am using an svd as described in http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10900141/fast-plane-fitting-to-many-points. If I use the data provided ...
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Estimate the difference between $f$ and $p$ interpolating $f$

Suppose $p$ is the unique polynomial of degree $\leq 2$ that agrees with a function $f$ at points $a_1 < a_2 < a_3$. If the third derivative $f^{(3)}$ exists, and $x\in (a_1,a_3)$, then we can ...
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A polynomial agreeing with a function and its derivatives

If we want $$p(x_i)=a_i, \qquad x_1 < \dotsb < x_{n+1},$$ then there is a unique polynomial of degree $\leq n$ that accomplishes this (Lagrange interpolation). If we want $$p(x_i)=a_i, \qquad ...
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Is there any interactive spline fitting software?

I'd like to know if there's any software (freeware) for interactive data interpolation. What I want is to be able to visualize my data on an XY plot and drag the points to see how it affects the ...
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Natural cubic spline interpolation - check and suggest better way

I was given the following interpolation nodes: $(0,10),(\frac{1}{2},8),(1,5),(2,2),(3,1)$ and I was asked to find the natural cubic spline interpolation between every 2 points. I want to show you ...
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Why do we interpolate - no guarantee of success

this is somewhat of a general question about interpolation, I don't fully understand how can we be confident that our approximation is good, even if we know a lot of points. An example would be: ...
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Are there some scattered point configurations that would yield bad interpolation results using Radial Basis Function (RBF) interpolation?

Is Radial Basis Function interpolation sensible to the scattered point configuration? I seem to be having problems for scattered points $(x_i,y_i)$ that are illustrated below: The values $f(x,y)$ ...
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Taylor's remainder in a compact

My impression is that each function enough regular ($C^\infty$ ) in a compact is equivalent to a polynomial. Is this true? Is there a way to prove it? The expression of the Taylor's remainder just ...
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Convex interpolation between two points with given derivatives

Let's say I have two real values $x_1$ and $x_2$, to each of which I associate $y_i$ and $y'_i$ satisfying $$ (y_2-y_1)(y'_2 - y'_1) \geq 0. \tag{1} $$ I would like to find a polynomial $f:[x_1,x_2]\...
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Different forms of a quadrature

I am solving the following problem: Find the quadrature of the following form: $Q(f) = Af(−1) + Bf(0) + > Cf(1)$, which has the highest degree and interpolates the integral: $\int_{-3}^{3} f(...
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Accurate floating-point linear interpolation

I want to perform a simple linear interpolation between $A$ and $B$ (which are binary floating-point values) using floating-point math with IEEE-754 round-to-nearest-or-even rounding rules, as ...
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Maximum of error in equidistant interpolation

Interpolating a function, to estimate the error, knowledge of the function $$\omega(x)=\prod_{i=0}^k (x-x_i)$$ with $x_i$ being the sampling points, is required. In the equidistant case, this would be:...
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Finding polynomial optimal in terms of least squares approximation

Find polynomial $w$ of degree at most $2$ optimal in terms least squares approximation for a function $f(x)=x^3$ in the norm $\|g\|=\sqrt{(g,g)}$, given that: $$ (f,g) = \int\limits^1_0 f(x)g(x)dx. $...
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Collective term for interpolation and extrapolation

Is there a collective term for both interpolation and extrapolation? If there is such a term, what is it?
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How can missing data be organised or classified (Interpolation vs Approximation)?

I'm looking for a way to distinguish between the various types of missing data techniques? Can someone help to clarify or organize these categories in sub-sections or indicate similarities or ...
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How to find a graph's equation from its points

I have a set of data that constitutes the graph on the picture. What I want to know is how would I find the equation equivalent to that kind of graph? The X are on the interval $[1,10]$.
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Blended surface

Partially blended surfaces are extensively used in the literature for shape preserving interpolation. Most of these shape preserving partially blended surface interpolation is based on the result that ...
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General method to “naturally interpolate” to a complex map?

Given a region of the complex plane and a map $z \to f(z)$, is there a general way to "naturally interpolate" the point $z$ to $f(z)$ in such a way that the movement follows a "natural" smooth path ...
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Calculating a cubic spline goes wrong

I am trying to solve a old exam and really stuck at the cubic splines. We have the function $f(x) = \cos^2(\frac{x}{2})$ and the points $x_0 = \frac{\pi}{2}$, $x_1=0$ and $x_2 = \frac{\pi}{2}$. ...
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Product of Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind?

So Wikipedia has this formula for a product of two Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind evaluated at a fixed $x$ with different indices: $$ U_n(x)U_m(x)=\sum_{k=o}^{n}U_{m-n+2k}(x) $$ Which would ...
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Formula to link two exponential values together - doesn't quite work

Basically, I've done a script, and I'm stuck on a formula for it. After I run the code on a cube, based on two different inputs (detail level and vertex average iterations), the resulting size will be ...
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what is difference between numerical integration and interpolation?

I am studying finite element method.While studying i am confuse with numerical integration and interpolation.Is this two methods are same or different?. If they are different then is there any ...
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Intepolate from linear to step function, and one application for shading colors

I'm running after a particular function $f_\sigma : [−1,+1] \rightarrow [-1,+1]$ that could take three different forms depending on the value of its parameter $\sigma$. Could anyone help me finding/...
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Fast way to compute barycentric lagrange interpolation

Is there any fast way to compute the barycentric Lagrange interpolation using matlab?
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Lagrange Interpolation Theorem?

The polynomials $p(x) = 5x^3 - 27x^2 + 45x - 21$ and $q(x) = x^4 - 5x^3 + 8x^2 - 5x + 3$ both interpolate the points $(1,2) , (2,1) , (3,6), (4,47)$. Even though these polynomials are of different ...
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Is there a closed form solution for slope lines of bilinear function?

Given a bilinear function $f(x,y) = a + bx + cy + dxy$, is there a closed form solution for a slope line passing through point $(x_0, y_0, f(x_0, y_0))$? It can exclude degenerate cases, e.g. $b = c = ...
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How obtain a (accurate) function from this graph with these points?

I need obtain the function from 0 to 20 from this graph: I have the even numbers in the {x, f(x)} format: {0, 0}, {2, 1.8}, {4, 2}, {6, 4}, {8,4}, {10,6}, {12,4}, {14,3.6},{16,3.4}, {18,2.8}, {20,0}...
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Is this interpolation, does it have a name?

I was waching Signle Variable Calculus MIT lectures (I stop on 9 about linear approximation) I was also learn interpolation at my university and I thought that I'll create my own equation for ...
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How to calculate the length of a cubic hermite spline between two points

I am using the following equation to create a cubic hermite spline: $$p_n(t) = a_nt^3+b_nt^2+c_nt+d_n$$ $$1\geq t\geq 0$$ $p_n(t)$ is the unit interval interpolation equation for dimension n. $t$ is ...
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using lagrange multipliers to fit a curve through a point

So this is part math/ part statistics. I have a set of data I'm fitting a 2nd order curve through using least squares method (matrix form). However, I've been given the requirement to pass the curve ...
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Transforming $[-3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3]$ to $[0.125, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8]$

Given the range of negative/positive numbers $[-3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3]$, is there a transformation that gives me $[0.125, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8]$?
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How can I generate a spline with a maximum second derivative without specifying first derivative for mid points?

I've done interpolation before with bezier splines and cubic splines, but I need to find a way to limit the second derivative throughout the curve so that there is a limit to how sharp the corner can ...
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NURBS surface fitting for a closed region on mesh

I'm developing a tool that allows users to select a closed boundary (a polygon) on the triangle mesh and then from this boundary, generate a NURBS surface fitting the original mesh surface. My idea ...
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Approximate formula for the series: $\sum_{k=1}^{+\infty}\dfrac{k^x}{(k!)^x}$

I found that this series: $$S(x)=\sum_{k=1}^{+\infty}\dfrac{k^x}{(k!)^x}$$ can be very well approximated in this way: $$S(x)=\dfrac{1}{\left(a+b\exp(cx)\right)^d}$$ with: $a=0.1876$, $b=-0.1895$, $c=-...