Questions on the interpolation functions in Mathematica (Interpolation[], ListInterpolation[], FunctionInterpolation[], InterpolatingPolynomial[], etc.)

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Numerical root-finding: Find leftmost root in a domain

This is surely a duplicate, but I cannot seem to find a similar question. I use NDSolve to find an InterpolatingFunction y[t] ...
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Line integrals over a path defined by a set of points (rather than an analytic formula)

I'm getting inaccurate results when computing (plotting) the value of a function against the length of a line integral, where the path comes from a set of numerically calculated points. (In contrast, ...
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Function to calculate average of multiple lists

I have several lists of experimental data f[x] with different intervals Δx including some noise. ...
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Numerical integration of a three dimensional array

I need to integrate a scalar valued function $f\left(\boldsymbol{x}\right)$ where $\boldsymbol{x}$ is a three dimensional position vector; in other words: $\int_{\Omega} f\left(\boldsymbol{x}\right) ...
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Find tangency of InterpolatingFunction and circle

I am trying to use a system of equations to solve for the common tangent of a (polar) InterpolatingFunction and a circle. Unfortunately, both NSolve and FindRoot don't yield results, even when I ...
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Interpolate data containing secluded points [closed]

I have a problem interpolating a set of data points that looks like this: When I use f = Interpolation[list] the resulting function looks like this: How ...
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Interpolation of a NURBS curve

Known that NQ=P where N is the Bspline basis function, Q is the control point that we wish to locate, P is the data points given ( the curve must pass through it) is there any way to modify the "N" ...
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Strange extrapolation in ListContourPlot?

I have some Table of {x,y,z} values (energy as a function of radial and azimuthal frequencies in a galaxy if you care to know): ...
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Making a movie from an interpolating function

Say I use some Mathematica procedures to find an interpolating function of two variables: $u(x,t)$. Is it possible to make a movie of this interpolating function, i.e. plot it on a certain line $x \in ...
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FunctionInterpolation with vector output and scalar input

Apparently it is possible to build and InterpolatingFunction that accepts a vector input and returns a vector output: ...
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calculate missing values, Interpolation

I've following data: ...
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Position from 3 dimensional acceleration data? [closed]

Per a previous post on Mathematica StackExchange here I'm trying to utilize 3-axis accelerometer data to determine approximate 3D position. I wanted to start with a simple case. To this end I've ...
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Derivative of Vectoral NDSolve Interpolated Function / Rule Solutions,/., and Vector NDSolve [duplicate]

I need to find the instantaneous phase and instantaneous frequency for a rotating system. I am having difficulty making the math work with interpolating functions. First, here is a problem without ...
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How to fit this data to be used in NIntegrate later?

I have a list of data points that resemble a chi-squared distribution (long tailed gaussian) that I am having trouble fitting or finding an equation with. The goal is to use the fitted equation in an ...
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ListContourPlot interpolation fails if x and y axes have different scales

To summarize what is below: ListContourPlot doesn't work when the domain has different x and y scales (fails when x/y~10^4, which seems surprisingly small). Is it possible to call ListContourPlot ...
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NDSolve: Equation with interpolating function [closed]

I have a question regarding DSolve and NDSolve functions in Mathematica 10. For instance, I'd like to solve an ODE: ...
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Aitken interpolation of a polynomial?

How I can approximate a polynomial using Aitken's scheme using two nodes for the interpolation? ...
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Transform an InterpolatingFunction

I'd like to transform an InterpolatingFunction from NDSolve but can't figure out how. Here's an example. The equation I want to solve is ...
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How do I find out what a Mathematica function is doing (which numerical method it uses and how)?

Long story short, I am working on a project which entails fixing a bug I have found in Mathematica (8 and 10). In general, I would like to know what a specific Mathematica function is actually doing ...
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Smooth animation of ListLinePlot

I have a sequence of 2D-points from uniformly sampling a time dependent process and plot this sequence with ListLinePlot. For example: ...
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Reduced interpolation order [closed]

I have a problem with Interpolation - the order is reduced to 1 no matter what, but I need a quadratic interpolation order. The ...
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Improving RationalInterpolation Result

The following code produces a {4,4} rational interpolation approximation accurate to 10^-6 or better over the range ...
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how to make interpolated data as a function?

For example, data1 = 0 1 1 2 3 3 5 2 6 2 9 4 11 5 13 6 14 7 16 8 data2 = 0 2 1 3 2 2 3 1 4 2 6 3 8 4 9 6 11 4 16 7 each data have different x-axis interval. so ...
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List interpolation

Hi mathematica people! So i am looking for the best way to interpolate a function given a list of its values. I have an iterative algorithm which needs high precision otherwise the numerical noise is ...
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Why numerical functions can't digest InterpolatingFunction with units?

Answering this question gave me the idea that I must be missing something.. In brief, numerical functions generally 'understand' units: ...
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Interpolating a polynomial for with first and second derivative of points

I am trying to fit a polynomial for switch cutoff which is used in Molecular dynamics. I want a fifth order polynomial with six coefficient $c_0, ...,c_6$ between $r_1<r<r_2$ with these ...
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What extrapolation method does Interpolation use by default? [closed]

As far as I can tell, Interpolation uses cubic spline interpolation by default - please correct me if I'm wrong. What does it use for extrapolation outside of the ...
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Developing a function of two variables from given data

Cross listed from MSE: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1029399/developing-a-function-of-two-variables-from-given-data (I believe Mathematica SE is an appropriate place to ask this, as well.) ...
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How does Mathematica interpolates? [duplicate]

In manual for Interpolate function it is said, that possible method of interpolation is Hermite. Unfortunately, I can't see ...
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plotting the stable and unstable manifolds of a difference equation

I have a 2D non-linear system of difference equations for variables x and y defined as follows: ...
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Interpolation function error: Interpolation::femimq and Interpolation::fememtlq

In Mathematica 10 the following command ...
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How to evaluate differential entropy from raw data?

I want to evaluate the differential entropy according to here $$h(X) = - \int f(x) \log{f(x)} dx$$ where $f$ is the probability density function. Lets create some test data (normal distribution): ...
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BSpline or other curve through arbitrary ordered sequence of two-dimensional points

How does one create a BSplineCurve or other smooth curve passing through each point in an ordered list, where the curve may be non-simple, i.e., can double-back upon itself, loop, and so forth as for ...
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Combination of interpolations doesn't work?

I have a table valued functions f[i_] and g[i_] and I need to plot various combinations of the function and its derivatives (for example: f''f, f'/f). I tried interpolating f[i_] to ->f[x] and ...
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Interpolation of Singular Functions

I am trying to interpolate discontinuous (1/R-r)EllipticK[r/(R-r)^2] functions for R in interval $[0,100]$ and ...
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Series expansion of InterpolatingFunction obtained from NDSolve

I am trying to obtain a series expansion of the numerical solution of a differential equation. I encounter difficulties going beyond first-order expansions which I believe might be due to my inability ...
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NDSolve with a constant

I have a simple differential equation like this s = NDSolve[{y'[x] == A y[x] Cos[x + y[x]], y[0] == 1}, y, {x, 0, 30}] where $A$ is a constant. Mathematica gives ...
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2D smoothing spline interpolation

Does Mathematica have 2D smoothing spline interpolation built in? I requires an interpolation method with smooth first derivatives and cubic bivariate splines fulfill this nicely. In python I would ...
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Suppress extrapolation of interpolating function in a ContourPlot

I have defined an interpolating function, myfcn[x], valid on the domain x = 0 to 1.5. I am then using ...
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Fast list interpolation over common x,y for multiple variables

I have a (long, >50K elements) unstructured list with a header similar to; AList[[1]] = {x,y,z,var1,var2,var3,var4,...,varN} I want to interpolate z, var1, var2, ...
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Select pairs of columns from an array of data [closed]

I try to interpolate the first two columns of a seven-column file formatted as follows: ...
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Temporal database reconstruction in mathematica

<EDIT> after some internet research I found the database domain that deals with this kind of thing: Temporal Databases. I think my question therefore becomes how to reconstruct a temporal ...
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Curve fit based on minimal data

Inspired by the fantastic answers here and here, I would like to ask a questions along similar lines. I have 6 curve types that follow these rules: Type A: If point 1 is positive and point 2 is ...
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Multidimensional interpolation with duplicate abscissa values [duplicate]

I am trying to do a first order interpolation on a multidimensional data set containing duplicate abscissa values (which Mathematica does not like), like this one: ...
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Show actual Interpolation function [duplicate]

Is there a command to show the actual function when using the Interpolation command? For example, f = Interpolation[{1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 5}] returns ...
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Can I use the values of interpolating points from NDSolve's output? And How?‎

The output of NDSolve is a (list of)InterpolatingFunction(s). In standard output format the ‎elements of interpolation are not ...
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Extracting the function from InterpolatingFunction object

I've used Interpolation[] to generate an InterpolatingFunction object from a list of integers. ...
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Interpolation on an unstructured (mostly-structured) grid in 4D+

I frequently need to perform interpolations on an unstructured grid. Mostly, with the purpose of filling grid holes and then later continue with regular grid interpolations. Mathematica V9 and V10 ...
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Interpolating an Antiderivative

I'd like to be able to make InterpolatingFunctions for antiderivatives of functions that can't be integrated symbolically. However, the following code returns several error messages: ...
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Replace $z$ with interpolated function and plotting

I start off with this equation $z(x,y) = sin(xy)$. I create an interpolation from $0 < x < 5$ and $0 < y < 5$. I then use this interpolation on a simple function $w(x,y) = x + y + z(x,y)$ ...