Questions on the spline-related functions of Mathematica (BezierCurve[], BSplineCurve[], etc.).

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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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How to deal with the condition $u_i=u_{i+1}$ in B-Spline basis function?

The defintion of B-Spline basis function as shown below: Let $\vec{U}=\{u_0,u_1,\ldots,u_m\}$ a nondecreasing sequence of real numbers,i.e, $u_i\leq u_{i+1}\quad i=0,1,2\ldots m-1$ $$N_{i,0}(u)= ...
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PolarPlot works, ParametricPlot doesn't

Am new to Mathematica, so if this question has been asked already, apologies. Have a (polar) spline function and Mathematica did a fine job of calculating from my inputs and giving me the piecewise ...
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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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Joining ordered set of points with splines in spiral

I have a collection of points ...
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Exporting BSplineSurface to STL

I have encountered some difficulties getting BSplineSurface to export to STL. The following code works and generates a triangulated polygon mesh from the NURBS ...
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How to generate specific function using BSpline command/

I want to generate an approximation function that fits a curve to points. My goal is to obtain an actual formula. Is this possible with the BSpline function? Using the following code: ...
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How to get a uniformly distributed list of points from a B-spline function

I created a spline function from a list of points and made a plot as follows: ...
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How to color a BSplineSurface

I am trying to color a BSplineSurface in a complex way but not having any luck using ColorFunction. I can use ...
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How to fix problems solving for values of BSpline function?

I generated a spline function called f using the BSplineFunction with domain {t,0,1}. ...
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Minimization in single component of BSpline to extract points

I smoothed some data with a BSpline $B[t] = (x[t],y[t])$. I would like to extract certain points from this spline by their x-Values, $x_0$. The easiest way I came up with was to minimize ...
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How to approximate a computationally expensive 5-dimensional manifold?

I have a 4-parameter family of functions, which I'll refer to as y[a, b, c, d][x]. In this notation, a, b, c, d are the 4 ...
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Finding “Maxima” and “Minima” on a B-Spline

I need to find the "Maxima" and "Minima" on a B-Spline or more correct the points where the 2nd components of the derivate equal zero. For example: ...
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Problems with BSplineFunction vs. BSplineSurface

Why are those surfaces different? ...
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how to write my own interpolation method

I was comparing results of spline interpolation in Mathematica and C++/gsl-library Results of interpolation are different if I use: ...
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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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Intersection of two splines

I have a collection of sets of points, each set defining the segment of a (nice) curve on the unit sphere $S^2 \subset \mathbb{R}^3$. The points are computed numerically. I now want to compute the ...
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Plot hermite spline [closed]

I'm new to Mathematica and cannot figure out a way to plot a 2d hermite spline. My points are: $p_0=\{143.05;195.606\};$ $p_1=\{159.373;181.845\};$ $p_2=\{160.891;179.26\};$ $p_3=\{176.423;171.878\};$ ...
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Fixing Spline curves so as to not overlap with themselves - (Diagrams)

Statement of the problem: Conceptually, what I'm trying to achieve is pretty simple. I have some code that generates a set of diagrams from a list of sets of points using BSplineCurve. Certain ...
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BSplinefunction and its derivative

Hi I am trying to use curve fit some data using the BSplinefunction. I havent been using Mathematica long, so my questions might be quite basic. ...
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BSplineFunction derivatives wrong if using weights?

In my work, I make heavy use of non-uniform rational B-spline (NURBS) functions, defined using the function BSplineFunction with the option defining ...
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Generating x,y coordinates for an edge detection

I'd like to be able to process a number of graphics that have edge contours and output a list of $x$, $y$ coordinates to be used for generating a spline in another program, or in Mathematica, to make ...
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Is there a way to get BSplineFunction beyond MachinePrecision?

I have been using BSplineFunction (Mathematica 8) to generate a smooth representation of some data, which I might then do some further processing on. As I ...
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How to make BSplineFunction pass each data point and naturally smooth?

(Old package, works good) ...
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Exporting B Spline Function to Excel

I am trying to export the data from a B Spline Function to a table in excel. I have tried exporting as many different file types (.xls, .txt, .dat), but all of them show up in excel as all of the ...
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Inverting a Spline-Function (Bezier or BSpline)

I would like to use a Spline-Function to describe a transformation from one range of reals to another, that is I would like to have a function which maps a value $y$ on $x$ and for simplicity let us ...
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Evaluating Polynomials at Grid Points

I am continuing my quest on B-splines. The code below builds a 5x5 matrix out of B-splines, using the BSplineBasis[] routine. I now want to evaluate the polynomials that are stored in each matrix ...
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Plotting derivatives of B-splines

I am trying to solve an electrodynamics problem numerically by using B-splines a basis function. Please don't ask me why, but if you really wanna know, here is the assignment. Using the following ...
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How to make 3D object smooth?

This thread considers mathematical methods here to make the 3D object smooth but this question consider how to achieve the goal of smoothing a 3D object in Mathematica. I want to get smoother ...
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Cubic polynomial interpolation with velocities listed rather than some points

I am trying to use the function BSplineFunction[] to create a natural cubic spline. Normally what is done is that you specify "SplineDegree -> 3" and include a list of points and it will carry out ...
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Parametric differentiable interpolation of a 2D data set

I have a set of data ...
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Convert BSplineFunction into two Interpolating Functions

Is there a way to decompose a BSplineFunction output into two functions x[t], y[t] ...
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How can I find the points of B Spline functions for a specific range?

Based on this question: I have a list of bspline functions (nearly 1000) provided by applying BSplineFunction to a list of points. I want to get the points each of ...
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Derivative of a spline approximation

To approximate an experimental data function $f(t)$ with $t \in (t_{min},t_{max})$ I used a cubic spline $s(p)=(t(p),f(p))$ with the parameter $p \in (0,1)$ and $p = t/(t_{max}-t_{min})$ by using the ...
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BSplineCurve Interpolation

Can I get interpolated values from this B-spline, (shown in red)? ...
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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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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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SplineDegree->1 does not work with BezierFunction?

This works (SplineDegree -> 2) ...