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weighted least squares cubic spline fitting
[y, d] = lsq_splin(xd, yd [, wd], x)
- xd, yd
vectors of the same size, data to be fitted by a cubic spline
(optional) a vector of same format than
yd, weights of the least square fit.
a strictly increasing (row or column) vector, breakpoints of the cubic spline
- y, d
vectors of same format than
x, the triplet (x,y,d) defines the approximated cubic spline.
This function computes an approximated cubic spline
s for the data
xd, yd, wd (in the
following m is supposed to be the length of these
vectors) and from a choice of the spline breakpoints
(for instance if you want n breakpoints uniformly chosen you may use
S is the space of all cubic splines functions with
breakpoints x1 < x2 < ... < xn then the
resulting spline s is such that:
for all fin S, i.e. realizes the minimum of the sum of the squared errors over all functions of S.
The spline s is completely defined by the
d are the vectors of the spline ordinates and first
derivatives at the xi 's : yi=s(xi) and
di=s'(xi)) and its evaluation at some points must be
done by the interp function.
wd is not given, all the points have the
same weight 1.
A point (xd(k),yd(k)) is considered in the fit if xd(k) in [x1,xn] and wd(k) > 0. In particular you can put a null (or even negative) weight to all data points you want to ignore in the fitting. When the total number of points taken into account in the fit procedure is (strictly) less than 4 an error is issued.
xd do not need to be in increasing
Depending on the number and on the positions of the xd(k) 's and on the choice of the x(i) 's there may be several solutions but only one is selected. When this occurs a warning message is displayed in the Scilab command window. This function is intended to be used when m is much larger than n and in this case no such problem may occurred.
// this is an artificial example where the data xd and yd // are build from a perturbed sin function a = 0; b = 2*%pi; sigma = 0.1; // standard deviation of the gaussian noise m = 200; // number of experimental points xd = linspace(a,b,m)'; yd = sin(xd) + grand(xd,"nor",0,sigma); n = 6; // number of breakpoints x = linspace(a,b,n)'; // compute the spline [y, d] = lsq_splin(xd, yd, x); // use equal weights // plotting ye = sin(xd); ys = interp(xd, x, y, d); clf() plot2d(xd,[ye yd ys],style=[2 -2 3], ... leg="exact function@experimental measures (gaussian perturbation)@fitted spline") xtitle("a least square spline") show_window()
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