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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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 ...
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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} ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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}, ...
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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: $a=0.1876$, $b=-0.1895$, ...
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The cubic interpolation

I try to understand the cubic interpolation for my studies. The following website says " (1) The four equations above can be rewritten to this (2):" but how? Can anyone explain me the the necessary ...
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Optimal way to find derivative - numerically

Suppose we are given points $x_0,x_1,x_2$ evenly spaced points $(x_0-x_1=x_1-x_2)$, and $u(x_1),u(x_2),u(x_3)$ Where $u$ is some function. Find the best way to approximate $u''(x)$ using only the ...
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Integration Rule Exact Degree

Given the integration rule $Q(x) = \alpha_1f(0)+\alpha_2f(1)+\alpha_3f'(0)$ for interpolating the integral $\int_0^1f(x) dx$ , I need to find $\alpha_1,\alpha_2,\alpha_3$ values s.t Q has exact degree ...
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Points interpolation for tracking

I have set of points for ex. $A_0 (0,0); A_1 (1,2); A_3 (3,3);$ I need an object to travel between these points during some period of time. I was able to construct this trajectory with Bezier curve ...
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How to perform a monotonic function fitting of data points?

I'm seeking suggestions for general purpose function fitting of a set of data points, where, based on physical intuition, the relationship is expected to be "monotonic", i.e. the function should be ...
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Interpolation of iterated logarithms

$$\text{Let }\log^2(x)=\log(\log(x)),\\ \text{ then }f(y,x)=\log^{\lfloor1+y\rfloor}\left(\log(x)/\log((1-x^{1/x}(y-\lfloor y\rfloor))+(y-\lfloor y\rfloor))\right)$$ gives an interpolation between ...
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Bezier curves, control points & reparameterization

Given a Bezier curve $\gamma$(t) defined by 3 control points P0 = (-1,4), P1 = (0, 0), P2 = (1, 0) such that the curve lies on the parabola $\ y = (x-1)^2 $. Reparameterize to $\alpha$(t) = ...
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Extending cubic splines interpolation into n input variables. Is it possible?

I have the equation for cubic spline interpolation, and I can see how it works for a data set in the 2d Cartesian coordinates. I was wondering if there is a general form to the equation that allows ...
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Non-linear ways to interpolate some data.

I'm trying to solve a problem where I have a large set of data points. Each data "point" has 8 independent variables (input) and 1 dependent variable (the output). I got this data through ...
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How to non-linearly interpolate between 4 values

I'm looking for a non-linear way of interpolating between 4 values within a games engine. I have a unit square abcd. It has a different value for each edge ...
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Can you interpolate a function $f: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^2$ piecewise (by two interpolations)?

I am currently trying to improve on-line handwriting recognition. On-line means in this case that I have the information how the symbols are written as a list of $n$ tuples of coordinates $(x(t_i), ...
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Spatial Interpolation for Irregular Grid

How would I interpolate to a point P if I have four points around it such that: Q1 = (x1,y1), Q2 = (x2,y2), Q3 = (x3,y3), Q4 = (x4,y4) If the coordinates formed a regular 2D grid I would use a ...
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Why does the interpolation error go to zero if we increase the number of sampling points?

This question is motivated by polynomial interpolation. We know that for $f\in C^{n+1}[a,b]$ and $a=x_0<\dots<x_n=b$ holds $$\| f - p_n \|_\infty \leq \frac{1}{(n+1)!} \| f^{(n+1)} \|_\infty ...
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How to calculate the degree of Lagrange polynomial to satisfy a given error?

I need help. I have $f(x)=sin(x)$. If I want to use Lagrange polynomial to make an approximation of $f(x)$, what should be the degree of that polynomial if I work in the interval $[0,\pi]$, and the ...
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Lagrange interpolation: Evaluation of error in interpolation

I was given the following nodes: $x_1=0$ $x_2=1$ $x_3=8$ $x_4=27$ and was asked to interpolate the Lagrange polynomial of the function $f(x)=\sqrt[3]{x}$ (meaning, I have the values: ...
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What is the derivative of $\frac{f^{(3)}(\xi(x))}{6}$ at $x=x_0$

The error of interpolating polynomial is $$ E_n(x)=\frac{(x-x_0)(x-x_1)\cdots(x-x_n)}{(n+1)!}f^{(n+1)}(\xi(x)) $$ The derivative of $E_n(x)$ is $$ ...
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Can any function on naturals be interpolated to a smooth function on reals?

Let $f : \mathbb{N} \rightarrow \mathbb{N}$ be an arbitrary function from naturals to naturals. Is it always possible to find a function $g : \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ such that for any $n ...
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Interpolation based on $n$ uniformly distributed points

We are given $n+1$ uniformly distributed points in the segment $[0,1]$: $x_i=\frac{i}{n}$, $i=0,1,...,n$ and a function $f(x)=e^{-x}$ $P(x)$ is the interpolation polynomial of $f(x)$ where ...
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A problem on interpolation

Given $X(0) \in \Bbb R$ and a continuous and bounded real-valued function $g(.)$ from $\Bbb R \to \Bbb R$, for $\delta > 0$ define the sequence $\{X_n^\delta\}$ by $\{X_0^\delta\} = X(0)$ and $$ ...
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Interpolation using four nodes

Suppose there are four points $(x_1,y_1),(x_2,y_2),(x_3,y_3),(x_4,y_4)$ my target is to interpolate any point $x_I$ between $x_2$ and $x_3$. Is there any Interpolation method which gives linear ...
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How to find Chebyshev nodes

I want to use Chebyshev interpolation. But I am a little confused for finding Chebyshev nodes. I use the following figure to illustrate my problem. Consider I have a vector of numbers I depicted as a ...