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

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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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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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Extracting the function from InterpolatingFunction object

I've used Interpolation[] to generate an InterpolatingFunction object from a list of integers. ...
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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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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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Easy way to plot ODE solutions from NDSolve?

Inspired by the closed question Beautify a NDSolve Graph ! and a comment someone made to me not too long ago: Is there some quick way to plot NDSolve results ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 on ...
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How to make BSplineFunction pass each data point and naturally smooth?

Old package, works good ...
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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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Get polynomial interpolation formula

I'm attempting to get a polynomial interpolation formula out of Mathematica but I am absolutely lost. I stared out using ...
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Finding a 3d curve from torsion and curvature with NDSolve

I'm trying to use the Frenet–Serret formulas to find the curve that matches the torsion and curvature I specify numerically with an InterpolatingFunction. The ...
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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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Is it possible to compute with the trapezoidal rule by 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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How do I prevent NIntegrate::inumr errors within other functions?

I believe this question is best illustrated with a simple example. If I run FunctionInterpolation[NIntegrate[a + b, {a, 0, 1}], {b, 0, 1}] I get errors of the ...
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Interpolating data with a step

Suppose I have some data with a step in it: data = {{1, 1}, {2, 2}, {3, 3}, {3, 4}, {4, 5}, {5, 6}}; Interpolation will complain about this and not give you an ...
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Smooth 4D (3D + color) plot from discrete points

I have a file containing isosurface $\{x,y,z,F\}$ data (around 9000 points). My goal is to generate a smooth (NOT a discrete set of points!) colored surface using ...
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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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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 list)...
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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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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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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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Find maximum value of interpolation function - obviously wrong result

Minimizing and maximizing interpolation function has already been asked and answered, see here for example. Yet, I observe a strange behaviour. Well, I can understand that the wrong guess of ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Creating a 3D List Line Plot From Discrete Points

Given the following Runge-Kutta ODE solver and the graphical output below, how do I get a 3D line plot instead of a 3D point plot? I see that there is no ListLinePlot3D function, so I thought it might ...
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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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Derivative of contour in ContourPlot

Sorry to bring this question up again, since there are many similar questions on the site. I use to think this is a easy job to do, because for the worst case I can follow the answers on this site. ...
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How to fix broken InterpolatingFunction?

Bug introduced in 8.0 and fixed in 9.0.0 I have an InterpolatingFunction based on irregularly-gridded data, like this: ...
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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 post-...
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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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Interpolating noisy data

My data looks like this: https://pastebin.com/n59CTB3L Or if displayed in log chart: I want to create an interpolation of the data that would remove most of the noise. What are some good ways to ...
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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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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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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 can I adaptively simplify a curved shape?

For the purposes of creating a publication-quality plot marker I wish to convert a font glyph into a simplified Polygon where points are taken adaptively according ...
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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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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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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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Interpolating 2D data with missing values

I have a list (21 x 21) containing values. I want to eliminate slots containing zeros by interpolating the nearest values and overwriting the zeros. How do I use the Mathematica's ...
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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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Interpolation function way off

I have a simple list of data points to which I would like to fit an interpolation function. However, the results given by Interpolation[] gives an oscillating function which is not warranted by the ...
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Function for a series of joined slopes

I need a function for a series of joined slopes and my solution feels a bit kludgy. Is there a better way? A list of pairs of transition points and slopes: ...
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ListContourPlot interpolation screws up on concave set of data

I want to create ListContourPlots for sets of Data (from a physics simulation) given as Triplets {x, y, f(x, y)}. Certain parameter regions in the x-y-plane are ...