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

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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 ...
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Arbitrary precision spline interpolation

The current implementation of Interpolation does not allow arbitrary precision spline interpolation. Yu-Sung Chang says here that "it is not hard to implement it ...
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Extract function from a parametric interpolating function

I've read the answers of How to make use of an interpolating function outside of Mathematica?, Interpreting the interpolating function and saving data to plot with external program, Extracting the ...
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How to get coordinate from spline interpolation

Hi, I would like to find 10 coordinates between each points of this spline interpolation. I have done some research, but cannot find an appropriate answer. Any help will be appreciated. ...
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Determining the order of continuity (smoothness) of a function

Is there any method to determine the order of continuity of a function (just like an interpolant) over a given domain, or at least determine the continuity on a given order? For example, according to ...
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Working with Interpolating Functions

I have two sets of data that are not regularly sampled, and I want to produce a quantitative measurement of how similar they are while fitting them with an $x$ shift and $x$ and $y$ scaling. ...
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Repeated interpolation for 3D unstructured grid -> Optimization

Trying to perform mesh-to-mesh 3D interpolation on unstructured grid. Mesh size is about 200k nodes. Painful thing that interpolation shoud be repeated ~1000 times (different thermal map) on the same ...
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How to get `FindCurvePath` to return only one list

As you can see below, FindCurvePath returns only a part of the list, resulting in a partial interpolation. I would like to interpolate all the points. Complete ...
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Diagonalisation of equations for NDSolve

I have a linear matrix differential equation and I wish to speed up evaluation by diagonalising using eigenvectors. There is an example in Help for finite elements under "swinging beam" that is ...
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How do I reverse the X-axis on a ListDensityPlot?

I want to use ListDensityPlot on a dataset containing a few (~600) triplets and I would like to reverse one of the axes. Sadly, the workaround involving the ...
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Linear interpolation of elements in a list to generate new list

For a list of any given length, I want to generate another list from it adding elements which are mean of the consecutive elements, in between the elements, of the original list. For example: ...
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How to store an InterpolatingFunction? [duplicate]

Assume I have obtained an InterpolatingFunction, say, as the result of solving of a differential equation, say, this one: ...
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Finding the attractors of the vector field constructed as the gradient of an interpolated 3D scalar field

I have a list of data existing as {{{x, y, z}, f},...} from which I construct a 3D interpolation function using Interpolation[ ]. I am able to construct a vector field from the gradient of this scalar ...
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Continuous integration of a tensor function using discrete density values

Hei, I am wondering is it possible to implement continuous integration using Integrate() of a fourth order tensor with discrete density values. ...
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Interpolation of ListContourPlot3D, Volumetric data (cube file)

I know there are lots of information about this on stack exchange! Data interpolation and ListContourPlot InterpolationOrder for ContourPlot Unfortunately I was not able to find a proper way to ...
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FunctionInterpolation and Which combine badly

Update 2: Got two solid answers, but had trouble implementing one, and found the other could only save me computation time by sacrificing accuracy. So I chose neither as an official answer, but ...
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Combination of interpolations doesn't work?

I have tables of function values f[i_] and g[i_] and I need to plot various combinations of the function and its derivatives ...
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How to avoid creating negative values when using Interpolation?

I'm having some problems with Interpolation. I'm trying to interpolating some measurements data into mathematica. But using Interpolation will create some negative data, which is actually not possible ...
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Linear interpolation over 2 variables [duplicate]

I'm tuning a function to data over 4-5 variables using Differential Evolution. The objective function calls frequently interpolation function. I came to a point, where compiling the objective function ...
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Interpolation of Singular Functions

I am trying to interpolate discontinuous functions for R in interval $[0,100]$ and r in interval $[0,100]$: ...
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Table generation with SetDelayed function [closed]

I would like to understand why the following two outputs differ: Let us define the following data set: ...
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How do I restrict the range of an interpolating function in NDSolve?

I have a numerical solution for a differential equation. I know that the gray dotted solution is unphysical. Is there a way I can tell mathematica to ignore the gray dotted solution (e.g. restrict the ...
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How can I speed up my compiled RBF interpolating function?

Overview I have a function that acts like the Interpolation on sparse $n$-dimensional data using a simple implementation of RBF interpolation method. I want my ...
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Can list interpolation be made listable? [closed]

I have 8 sets of 2D-data that I want to each interpolate with ListInterpolate, because it is a very efficient command. The complete data are therefore in a 3D ...
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Many NSolves to interpolating function

I have an expression of the form: expr = TerribleNumericalFunction[U[p]] == SimpleFunction[p] The Simple function is a ...
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Interpolation showing noise in “non-noisy” data set

Stuck trying to get the interpolating function to match the (what I thought was a) smooth point set, how best to deal with this? Many thanks. ...
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NMinimize Constraints on Interpolating Functions

I have the following piece of code and am trying to use NMinimize (the last line in the following chunk of code) to minimize ...
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Second derivative of SmoothKernelDistribution PDF?

Does anyone know why I can't seem to get a second derivative of this interpolating function f? In this example, h[x] is zero ...
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Smoothen the curve found by EdgeDetect

It seems that curves found by EdgeDetect always persist $C^{0}$ continuity only. Consider the following example: ...
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Why does LogLinearPlot sample its argument outside the specified domain?

Bug introduced in 6.0 and fixed in 9.0.0 I experience a weird bug in the function LogLinearPlot. If the input is an interpolation function, such as the one ...
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Kernel Crash while using “ValuesOnGrid” method of InterpolatingFunction

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.2.0 I was experiencing some kernel crash while using "ValuesOnGrid" method of an ...
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What's the difference between Interpolation[pts, Method -> Spline] and BSplineCurve?

Last month, I answered a question about spline interpolation,please see here Now I do the following operations ...
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Interpolation on a regular square grid spanning a triangular domain

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.1 Context I am trying to identify contours of a function which is sampled on a cartesian grid within an irregular (triangular) region. Here is the data ...
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Interpolating a function of many variables

I am trying to interpolate a function of $5$ variables $$f[m,M,k,v,w]$$ by creating a 5D table of $n$ values in each dimension. ...
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Quirk in VertexColors interpolation when displaying Polygon

When using VertexColors, the docs state: The interior of the polygon is colored by interpolating between the colors specified by ...
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Retrieve values of InterpolatingFunction

While analyzing a large system of ODE's, I defined a particular ratio p, which contains some variables that are represented by ...
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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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Question regarding derivation of Interpolation functions [duplicate]

I am new to Mathematica. Can someone explain what is the difference between the second and third input (54 and 59) in following example (got from Mathematica site). In[52]:= ysol = ...
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How to fix broken InterpolatingFunction?

Fixed in Version 9 I have an InterpolatingFunction based on irregularly-gridded data, like this: ...
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Solve for x given an interpolation function, y

Given a list of data, lst={{x1,y2},{x2,y2},...,{xn,yn}} and the interpolation function fun, y=Interpolation[lst] which ...
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How can I smooth a 3D surface generated by RegionBoundary?

I have a set of points that belong to the surface of an object. I would like to approximate a surface to which I can compute the distance. of other points. With the nice code of this post, I was able ...
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Multidimensional Interpolation with 3 independent Variables with modfied data set [duplicate]

I have four column data with first 3 column denoting x,y,z and fourth column energy. x variable is actually angle. Now I want to interpolate over all three indepdent variable (x,y.z) with ...
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Finding the intersection of a curve with an interpolation function

There are no issues trying to find the intersection points of two defined curves. ...
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How to reduce the InterpolatingFunction building overhead?

I want a linear interpolation from the following example list: ...
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InterpolationOrder 2 or more in ListLogLinearPlot

I'm using the function ListLogLinearPlot, but the plot is to square, i would like to have InterpolationOrder 2, but there is not ...
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Approximation of definite integral by parabolas

This question is related to Trapezoid approximation to definite integral. As promised, I am now asking about how to draw approximation of integrals by parabolas. I tried to modify MarcoB's code, and I ...
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Extract X value from corresponding Y value from a List or Transpose [duplicate]

I have a list of X values and Y values separately, and also together with: data=Transpose[{X,Y}] This data is from a chromatogram, and I want to extract the ...