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

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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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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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Implementation of smoothing splines function

I have some problems in writing a module for spline smoothing. Actually, I have been trying for about two weeks. My listing is here: ...
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How to generate a closed B-spline curve?

I wrote a function called deBoor using the Cox-de Boor algorithm to generate a B-spline curve. ...
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Color Blend in BezierCurve

How can I color a BezierCurve from Red into Green just as ...
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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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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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Joining ordered set of points with splines in spiral

I have a collection of points ...
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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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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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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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How can I make FilledCurve smoother?

In How can I generate and randomly assign color to annular sectors? J.M. showed an interesting way to create a sector graphic using FilledCurve. Unfortunately it ...
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How to specify PDE Boundary condition on Bspline?

Context I would like to solve a PDE on a boundary which is parametrized as a BSpline. I am trying to solve the force-free Grad-Shafranov equation on a ...
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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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SplineDegree->1 does not work with BezierFunction?

This works (SplineDegree -> 2) ...
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How to discretize a BezierCurve?

Bug introduced in version 10.0 and persisting through 10.3 DiscretizeGraphics is new in 10.0. I need to create a discretized region from a ...
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How to create an adjustable Bézier curve?

I tried to create an adjustable Bézier curve with the following simple code. However the curve didn't show up. What is the problem? Please help. ...
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Where is the other half of my fourth degree Bézier curve?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.2 When I enter the following command, half of the fourth-degree spline is missing from the graph (i.e. it doesn't touch the last point). Is this a bug in ...
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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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Color Snapping When Using VertexColors with a Tube with BSplineCurve as an Argument

I think I've identified a bug in how VertexColors are treated when rendering a Tube object where the underlying data is a ...
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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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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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BSplineCurve Interpolation

Can I get interpolated values from this B-spline, (shown in red)? ...
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How do I get my spline based arrows to have rounded ends?

I would like to change the how the ends of the spline arrows in my figure are rendered to be "rounded", but ...
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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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Artefact at joints within BSplineCurve of low Opacity

I want to eliminate the dots of higher opacity that occur at the joints within a BSplineCurve of low opacity. Small rectangles of greater opacity, shown below, ...
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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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How to use BSplineFunction for calculating derivative

I have a set of data like the following data = {{x1,y1},{x2,y2},{x3,y3},......} Now I use ...
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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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How to find a length of a curve constructed using Spline?

By fitting the data using spline, I have created a curve. sp = SplineFit[data1, Cubic] I am trying to divide this curve into small segments of equal length. To ...
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How to get a uniformly distributed list of points from a B-spline function [duplicate]

I created a spline function from a list of points and made a plot as follows: ...
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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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Find GeometricTransform from 3D object external surfaces to a positional point cloud data

I am looking for another way to approach this problem. Any suggestion on how to optimize the computing speed is welcome. I have a BSplineFunction which accurately ...
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Multidimensional arbitrary precision spline interpolation on the grid

This question is a generalization of the previous one for multiple dimensions. In the answer to that question an implementation for the clamped spline interpolation for 1D case and arbitrary degree of ...
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More efficient method to implement knots instertion algorithm

Knots instertion algorithm of B-spline About the definition of B-spline, please see here. Suppose $\overline u \in [u_{k},u_{k+1})$initially has multiplicity $s$, and suppose it is to be inserted ...
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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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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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Understanding polyharmonic splines

Rahul Narain and J.M. gives implementation of the thin plate polyharmonic splines in this post. Rahul Narain's method is clear. J.M.'s is convenient to reuse. But J.M. used too many ...
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Parametric differentiable interpolation of a 2D data set

I have a set of data ...
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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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Failed to create a special random-disturbed initial condition for partial differential equation [closed]

I try to use BSplineFunction to creat a initial condition for NDSolve which has periodic boundary condition, that is realized by ...
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How to make the result of Piecewise be a closed interval?

Description This question comes from two questions. Namely Q1 and Q2 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 ...
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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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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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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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How to find if x-y point falls within a closed BSplineCurve

Here's a simple Manipulate with a closed BSplineCurve, and a Locator. ...
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How can I make a pretzel shape using Bézier curves?

I am trying to make a pretzel shape,but I cannot seem to get the loops even. Eventually, I need to make the pretzel shape loop in 3D so I need to nail the 2D concept first. Here's what I have so ...
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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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Problems with BSplineFunction vs. BSplineSurface

Why are those surfaces different? ...