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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Implementation of Monotone Cubic Interpolation

I'm in need to implement Monotone Cubic Interpolation for interpolate a sequence of points. The information I have about the points are x,y and timestamp. I'm much more an IT guy rather than a ...
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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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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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interpolating the primorial $p_{n}\#$

The primorial $p_{n}\#$ is given by the product $p_n\# = \prod_{k=1}^n p_k$ (where $p_{k}$ is the $k$th prime) -- is there a natural (a la the gamma function $\Gamma(z)$) way of interpolating it for ...
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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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Trouble doing polynomial interpolation

I need to do a polynomial interpolation of a set $N$ of experimental points; the functional form I have to use to interpolate is this: $$ f(x) = a + bx^2 + cx^4,$$ as you can see the coefficient that ...
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Function generation by input $y$ and $x$ values

I wonder if there are such tools, that can output function formulas that match input conditions. Lets say I will make input like that: $y=0, x=0$ $y=1, x=1$ $y=2, x=4$ and tool should ...
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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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Cubic spline interpolation - how to calculate second derivative

I ask this qeustion on stackexchange sites: stackoverflow, codereview, and signal processing and no one can help and they send me here :) So I implement cubic spilne interpolation in Java base on ...
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existence and uniqueness of Hermite interpolation polynomial

What are the proofs of existence and uniqueness of Hermite interpolation polynomial? suppose $x_{0},...,x_{n}$ are distinct nodes and $i=1 , ... ,n$ and $m_{i}$ are in Natural numbers. prove exist ...
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Understanding Lagrange error.

Here is an example from my Numerical Analysis book (Burden & Faires). Trying to understand Lagrange error, but I do not understand the statements in bold. In example 2 we found the second ...
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Polynomial fitting where polynomial must be monotonically increasing

Given a set of monotonically increasing data points (in 2D), I want to fit a polynomial to the data which is monotonically increasing over the domain of the data. If the highest x value is 100, I ...
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Cauchy Integral Formula for Matrices

How do I evaluate the Cauchy Integral Formula $f(A)=\frac{1}{2\pi i}\int\limits_Cf(z)(zI-A)^{-1}dz$ for a matrix ...
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Remainder term of Lagrange Interpolation Polynomial

Suppose $x_0,x_1,\ldots,x_n$ are $n+1$ distinct numbers in the interval $[a,b]$ and $f\in C^{n+1}[a,b]$. Then for each $x$ in $[a,b]$, there is a number $\xi$ in $(a,b)$ such that $$f(x) = P(x) + ...
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Interpolation between iterated logarithms

I am investigating the family of functions $$\log_{(n)}(x):=\log\circ \cdots \circ \log(x)$$ Is there a known smooth interpolation function $H(\alpha, x)$ such that $H(n,x)=\log_{(n)}(x)$ for ...
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estimating a particular analytic function on a bounded sector.

Let $f(z)$ be an analytic function on $C^+=\{\Re z>0\}$, and we have the following (weaker) estimates $$ |f(re^{i\theta},a)|\leq C (r\cos\theta)^{-n}, ...
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Determining Coefficients of a Finite Degree Polynomial $f$ from the Sequence $\{f(k)\}_{k \in \mathbb{N}}$

Suppose $f$ is an unknown polynomial of degree $n$ (in one indeterminate) but the sequence $\{ f(k) \}_{k \in \mathbb{N}}$ is given. It is a nice exercise to show that one needs only the first $n+1$ ...
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Integer valued polynomial through some known points

I have 2 questions, but I'll put both of them here since they are closely related: An integer valued polynomials $P(x)$ is a polynomial whose value $P(n)\in\mathbb{N}$ for every $n\in\mathbb{N}$. ...
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Construct / find the simplest function based on data

Let's say I have these 7 natural numbers (all between 0 and 255): 255, 23, 45, 32, 87, 52, 146 How can I find a function F(x) that, once computed, gives me back ...
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Equivalent condition for interpolation polynomial

Let $(x_1,y_1),...,(x_n,y_n)\in \mathbb{R}^2 $, where $x_i\neq x_j$ if $i\neq j$. Let $p$ be a polynomial such that $$\det\begin{pmatrix} p(x)& 1 & x & x^2 &\dots & x^n \\ ...
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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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A Curious Binomial Sum Identity without Calculus of Finite Differences

Let $f$ be a polynomial of degree $m$ in $t$. The following curious identity holds for $n \geq m$, \begin{align} \binom{t}{n+1} \sum_{j = 0}^{n} (-1)^{j} \binom{n}{j} \frac{f(j)}{t - j} = (-1)^{n} ...
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What is the maximum overshoot of interpolating splines in $d$ dimensions?

Consider cubic splines $s( x, y )$ which interpolate values $y = \{ y_0, y_1, \dots,y_n \}$, on the uniform grid $\{ 0, 1,\dots, n \}$. Fix $s''(0) = s''(n) = 0$ (natural splines). How big can ...
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Natural cubic splines vs. Piecewise Hermite Splines

Recently, I was reading about a "Natural Piecewise Hermite Spline" in Game Programming Gems 5 (under the Spline-Based Time Control for Animation). This particular spline is used for generating a C2 ...
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Spline interpolation versus polynomial interpolation

What is the difference, if any, between spline interpolation and piecewise polynomial interpolation?
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How to make 3D object smooth?

I want to make the below picture into an egg with smooth surface. For the implementation in Mathematica, please, see this thread here. This thread considers mathematical methods to achieve the goal ...
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How to calculate interpolating splines in 3D space?

I'm trying to model a smooth path between several control points in three dimensions, the problem is that there doesn't appear to be an explanation on how to use splines to achieve this. Are splines a ...
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Is there a cubic spline interpolation with minimal curvature?

I came across the term "cubic spline with minimal curvature". However, I am not able to find any documentations/explaination on its computation method. Can anyone help me by advising how I can go ...
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Interpolation inequality

Lef $u$ be at least a $C^2$ function on $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let's denote the gradient by $D$. Also, (using the multiindex notation), define the seminorm $$||D^ku|| = ...
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How to find B-Spline represenation of an Akima spline?

Given points $t_i$ and values $y_i$, I'd like to use Akima interpolation to interpolate to a different set of locations $x_j$. This means I need to calculate the cubic polynomials $A_{3,t}(x)$. Given ...
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Thin Plate Spline interpolation of scattered $z(x,y)$ data

I am trying to understand Thin Plate Spline interpolation of scattered data. As I understand it TPS is just a special case of Radial Basis Function interpolation: $$ z(x,y) = p(x,y) + \sum_i ...
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How would I create a exponential ramp function from 0,0 to 1,1 with a single value to explain curvature?

I need an exponential function that will take linear input from 0,0 to 1,1 and give me back an exponential shaped curve such that changes in X near the 0 point result in small increases in Y, but each ...
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Interpolation of polynomials

let $f(x)=2^x$ and $x_0=1$, $x_1=2$, $x_2=3$. Use divided differences to compute the interpolation polynomial $P(x)$ satisfying $P(x_i)=f(x_i)$, i=0,1,2 and $P'(x_1)=f'(x_1)$ and estimate error ...
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Derivative of a function defined by the divided difference of another function.

Given a function $f$ of class $C$ $^{n+2}$ in an interval $[a,b]$ and $x_{0}=a<x_1<x_2 ... <x_n = b$ a subdivision of $[a,b]$ into $n+1$ points. Given another function $g$ defined in the ...
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Profinite and p-adic interpolation of Fibonacci numbers

On the topic of profinite integers $\hat{\bf Z}$ and Fibonacci numbers $F_n$, Lenstra says (here & here) For each profinite integer $s$, one can in a natural way define the $s$th Fibonacci ...
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Hermite Interpolation of $e^x$. Strange behaviour when increasing the number of derivatives at interpolating points.

I am trying to understand Hermite Interpolation. Here is my pedagogical example. I want to approximate $f(x)=e^x$ on the domain $[-1,1]$ using Hermite interpolation. I choose the Chebyshev zeros ...
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Curve through four points — simple algebra??

The motivation for this is Bezier curves. But, if you don't know what these are, you can skip down to the last paragraph, where the problem is described in purely algebraic terms. Suppose I want to ...
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Fritsch and Carlson is non-linear?

I was reading about this interpolation method and saw that it was mentioned that the algorithm is non-linear. What does that exactly mean? I am confused because I don't get what is "non-linearity" in ...
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2D array downsampling and upsampling using bilinear interpolation

I am trying to understand how exactly the upsampling and downsampling of a 2D image I have, would happen using Bilinear interpolation. Now I am aware of how bilinear interpolation works using a 2x2 ...
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Does a sequence of moments determine the function?

Related questions and answers: Find a smooth function with prescribed moments When do equations represent the same curve? Consider a real valued integrable function $f(x)$ at the interval $a \le x ...
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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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Uniform convergence of Lagrange polynomials

There is a well-known theorem that states that on a closed interval $[a,b]$ any continuous function is the limit of a uniformly convergent sequence of polynomials. Proofs for this theorem usually ...
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Multivariate function interpolation

I have a (nonlinear) function which takes as input 4 parameters and produces a real number as output. It is quite complex to compute the function value given a set of parameters (as it requires a very ...
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Looking for help for building a Spline's algorithm 10th order

I'm trying to code the following algorithm in C++ and need help to understand the build of Splines from a mathematical point of view (found on page 129 on this paper). $$ f(t) = \boldsymbol{t} \cdot ...
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inequality about linear and piecewise constant interpolation?

$\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^3$ is a bounded, and $u(\mathbf{x},t) \in C\big(0,T,L^2(\Omega)\big)$. We divide the interval $[0,T]$ in $N$ equal subintervals with the time step $\tau$. With the notaion $$ ...
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$p$-polynomial of $n$'th degree, $q(x)=p[x,x_1,x_2,…,x_k]$, prove that q has the same leading coefficient.

So I have a polynomial $p$ of $n$'th degree and q given by $q(x)=p[x,x_1,x_2,...,x_k]$, meaning that for $x$ it gives back the leading coefficient in interpolation of $p$ on points $x,x_1,...,x_k$. ...
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Easing function, constant velocity then decelerate to zero

I'm trying to write an interpolator for a translate animation, and I'm stuck. The animation passes a single value to the function. This value maps a value representing the elapsed fraction of an ...
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Finding a simple spline-like interpolating function

I am looking for a continuous function $y=f(x,\alpha)$ for the interval $0\le x \le 1$ such that $0\le y \le 1$ and $y(0,\alpha)=0$ and $y(1,\alpha) = 1$ and $y(\alpha,\alpha) = 1-\alpha$ and ...
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Finding the zeroes using Chebyshev polynomials

Use the zeroes of $\bar{T}_3$ and transformations of the given interval to construct an interpolating polynomial of degree 2 for $f(x)={ 1\over x}$ over the interval $[1,3]$ My biggest issue is ...
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Polynomial regression interpolation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Writing a function $f$ when $x$ and $f(x)$ are known I'm not versed in mathematics, so you'll have to speak slowly... If I want to fit a curve to the points, ...