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Akima bivariate interpolation

  1. May 22, 2013 #1


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    Anyone familiar with the bivariate interpolation method developed by Akima?

    I've been reading H. Akima, Commun. ACM 17, 18 (1974) and trying to implement his method, but he actually doesn't describe how to do the interpolation! The formulas for calculating the derivatives at each point are given, but not the polynomial that uses them for the interpolation.

    I've been trying to reverse engineer his code, but it's starting to take too much of my time. Any help welcome.
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  3. May 22, 2013 #2


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    The links you gave are merely citations for the articles. If you want to view the contents, you must purchase a download. Sorry.
  4. May 23, 2013 #3


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    The program itself is available from netlib: http://www.netlib.org/toms/474

    Otherwise, as I said, the algorithm is not completely described in the article.
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