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Parametric Curve Fitting: An Alternative to Lagrange Interpolation and Splines

Y. Akyildiz
Journal / Anthology

Computers in Physics
Year: 1994
Volume: 8
Issue: 6
Page range: 722-729

We shall discuss a method for obtaining parametric equations of a smooth curve that passes through a sequence of points, and compare it to cubic splines and to the method of interpolation by quadratic polynomials using the Lagrange formula. A Mathematica program automating this method of curve fitting is also provided.

*Mathematics > Probability and Statistics