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

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No warning when extrapolating with Plot

One of the most annoying "features" of Mathematica is that the Plot family does extrapolation on InterpolatingFunctions without ...
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How does Interpolation really work?

I'm looking for some explanation or advice, not help in solving something. Recently I finished my program and my supervisor said "Ok, now it's time for your first paper: write a scientific text about ...
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How can the behavior of InterpolationOrder->0 be controlled?

In ListPlot and Interpolation, the option InterpolationOrder->0 uses two different ...
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What's inside InterpolatingFunction[{{1., 4.}}, <>]?

I'm curious what's inside the InterpolationFunction object? For example: ...
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Joining and interpolating data points

I wonder what is the best practice for interpolating curves? Usually I'm using BSplineCurve and adjusting SplineWeights so it ...
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How to integrate functions of linearly interpolated data?

At first, consider integration of pure InterpolatingFunction. Importing some data (works in v.9, for earlier versions one can use this link to download zipped ...
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Object separation from a 2.5D surface

I'm trying to identify the shape and the boundaries of objects. The data was generated with a laser scanner and represent the surface of an area in which many boulders lay on the ground and making up ...
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Generating an “average curve” from a dense set of “semicontinuous curves” which clear trends

This question is related to a previous one of mine: Partitioning a superset of coordinates into subsets that generate continuous curves, where the challenge was to partition a data set into two ...
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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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Higher order periodic interpolation (curve fitting)

I have a list of points in 3D, and I want to get a smooth interpolation or curve fit (it is more for illustration) of these points such that the first and second derivatives at the start and end ...
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How to fix broken InterpolatingFunction?

I have an InterpolatingFunction based on irregularly-gridded data, like this: ...
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How to splice together several instances of InterpolatingFunction?

I have a set of InterpolatingFunction returned by NDSolve which are valid over different (but overall continuous) domains. How ...
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Getting the interpolation function from a list plot

I have conducted a chemistry experiment and obtained a list of concentrations of a reactant against time. I plot a graph of this using Mathematica's ListPlot ...
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Fast Spherical Linear Interpolation of list of quaternions

An accurate way to interpolate between two quaternions is to use Spherical Linear Interpolation (Slerp) because it preserves the unit length, whereas straightforward linear interpolation does not, as ...
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Why does LogLinearPlot sample its argument outside the specified domain?

I experience a weird bug in the function LogLinearPlot. If the input is an interpolation function, such as the one created like this, ...
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Improved interpolation of mostly-structured 3d data

This question arose in response to a comment by Leonid to my answer for this question. He noted that for unstructured grids, Interpolation can only use ...
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Monotone, periodic 1d-interpolation with continuous 1st order derivative

Lately, we had this thread about interpolation where J. M. linked two interpolation methods. The background for my question is that I estimated a parameter in polar coordinates with dependence on the ...
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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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Parametric Interpolation of 2D data

I want to create an interpolation through the following 2dim data points: ...
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Data interpolation and ListContourPlot

I am fairly new to Mathematica and I have two quick questions on using it for a Hydrology and Hydrogeology class. One is about data interpolation and interpolating without any data defined in an area. ...
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Arbitrary precision spline interpolation

Current implementation of Interpolation does not allow arbitrary precision spline interpolation. Yu-Sung Chang say here that "it is not hard to implement it ...
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interpolation of 3D data

I have a 3D surface given in data-points of the form ${x,y,z}$. What is the easiest way to get the interpolated value $z=f(X,Y)$ for given coordinates ${X,Y}$ (which are of course not in the data ...
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Derivatives (divergence, gradient, curl) of interpolated 3D data

How can I calculate a vector derivative (i.e. divergence, gradient, curl) of interpolated data? For sample data, you can use: ...
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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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Incompatible InterpolatingFunction between V9 (and earlier) and V10

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.1 I am encountering compatibility issues when loading DumpSave(d) definitions in V10 that have been created with ...
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Fitting a spline to data with FindFit?

I am trying to find a function that fits my almost linear data. A high order polynomial model has too much residual. So I was hoping to use Mathematica to fit splines to the curve. This is what I ...
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How to add an interpolating point to InterpolatingFunction?

Suppose I have an InterpolatingFunction object defined on $[\epsilon,1]$; let's call it f. What is the best way to construct a ...
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How to get zeroth-order (piecewise constant) interpolation of scattered data?

Given a collection of scattered data points in 2D and associated function values, data = RandomReal[1, {100, 3}]; we can get a piecewise linear interpolating ...
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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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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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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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Partitioning a superset of coordinates into subsets that generate continuous curves

Consider the data set corresponding to recorded trajectories for a particle: ...
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Interpolation of mostly-structured 3D data

this question relates to interpolation of 3D data and Improved interpolation of mostly-structured 3d data I have an irregular 3d data set that is quite large (around 70,000 triplets---let's call it ...
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Test if argument is inside domain of InterpolatingFunction

The documentation says In standard output format, only the domain element of an InterpolatingFunction object is printed explicitly. The remaining elements are indicated by <> But this is not the ...
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The only usage for the option InterpolationOrder in NDSolve is to be set to All?

We know that changing the option InterpolationOrder in ListLinePlotListPlot3D、...
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Ηow to create an interpolated CDF from its samples?

I want to use a distribution I have only aggregate statistics on, namely its CDF sampled at certain points. I would like to keep it "nonparametric" (remain noncommittal on the parametric form), but I ...
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Approximately Fit Data Without FindFit

I have some noisy data, and I'd like to analyze the derivative of the function the data approximately matches. Interpolation is normally great, but doesn't work ...
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Numerical integration of a numeric data available as a nested list

I have some numerical data in the form of a list with the following structure: {...{x,y,z},...} defining a surface z=z(x,y) in a 3D space (x,y,z). The data came from a simulation, and I am ...
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interpolating function over dates

I've got a bunch of readings at various dates and times. I'd like to be able to interpolate and then integrate over, say days. I can do this by converting my date/time to ...
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How to make use of an interpolating function outside of Mathematica? [duplicate]

I'm currently working on a project where I have to solve some partial differential equations. Initially, I made some approximations so that an analytic solution could be obtained, and my ...
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Prevent Plus from threading InterpolatingFunction

For an InterpolatingFunction $y:\ \mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}^2$, Plus is unaware of this, so when I do any modifications to it in ...
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StreamPlot with interpolating functions

While working my way through the Wolfram Blog post on simulating fluid flow I started playing with StreamPlot because I preferred quick and ugly visualizations over ...
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Getting an InterpolatingFunction from a ContourPlot

I have a function, say minimizeme[Ω_][β_][ϵ_] = ϵ^2 Ω - Log[2 (Cosh[2 β] + Cosh[2 β ϵ])]/(2 β); I want to find its critical points in $\epsilon$ for a given ...
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Function Interpolation with Automatic / Algorithmic Values Mesh

I have an underlying function f(x,y,z) that is computationally intensive, but is smooth and continuous. I'm needing to find the function values along a line in xyz. Currently, I'm calculating f at ...
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Creating and using an explicit piecewise function in a convenient way

I have a set of data points that define a function in the form curvePts = {data1,data2,...} where ...
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How to use Interpolation to fill in missing data

I have a bit of data that looks like this: ...
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Is it possible to compute trapezoidal rule numerical integration?

Is it possible to compute trapezoidal rule numerical integration? I know that Mathematica has Interpolation, and that a list of points can be interpolated and then ...
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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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Problem when defining function through NIntegrate and NDSolve and Interpolation - Bug?

More than a single question, I have some doubts about the output of certain functions when defined through the result of other calculations. I am an active user of Mathematica, but maybe I haven't ...
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Finding y given x from an interpolating function

I would like to put a dot on the point of a curve that has a specific y value but I don't know the x value. A simple example of my code is ...