Cubic spline
In mathematics, a spline is a sufficiently smooth polynomial function that is piecewise-defined, and possesses a high degree of smoothness at the places where the polynomial pieces connect (which are known as knots).
In interpolating problems, spline interpolation is often referred to as polynomial interpolation because it yields similar results, even when using low-degree splines, to interpolating with higher degree polynomials while avoiding instability due to Runge's phenomenon. In computer graphics splines are popular curves because of the simplicity of their construction, their ease and accuracy of evaluation, and their capacity to approximate complex shapes through curve fitting and interactive curve design.
The most commonly used splines are cubic spline, i.e., of order 3—in particular, cubic B-spline and cubic Bézier spline. They are common, in particular, in spline interpolation simulating the function of flat splines.
The term spline is adopted from the name of a flexible strip of metal commonly used by draftsmen to assist in drawing curved lines.
Splines are curves, which are usually required to be continuous and smooth. Splines are usually defined as piecewise polynomials of degree n with function values and first n-1 derivatives that agree at the points where they join. The abscissa values of the join points are called knots. The term "spline" is also used for polynomials (splines with no knots) and piecewise polynomials with more than one discontinuous derivative. As such, splines with no knots are generally smoother than splines with knots, which are generally smoother than splines with multiple discontinuous derivatives. Splines with few knots are generally smoother than splines with many knots; however, increasing the number of knots usually increases the fit of the spline function to the data. Knots give the curve freedom to bend to more closely follow the data.

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Cubic Spline -- from Wolfram MathWorld
A Cubic spline is a spline constructed of piecewise third-order polynomials which pass through a set of m control points. The second derivative of each polynomial is ...
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Cubic Spline Interpolation
The Cubic spline interpolation is a piecewise continuous curve, passing through each of the values in the table. There is a separate cubic polynomial for each ...
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The Math Behind Bezier Cubic Splines
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Cubic spline curves - UCLA Department of Mathematics
In contrast, Figure 2 shows an example of a "Cubic spline" curve through the same data ... The spline curve was constructed by using a different cubic polynomial.
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Cubic Spline Interpolation - MATLAB & Simulink - MathWorks
You can use the Cubic spline interpolant obtained by cs = csapi(x,y);. and plot the spline, along with the data, with the following code: fnplt(cs); hold on plot(x,y ...
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Cubic Spline Interpolation Introduction Theory Process
Cubic spline Interpolation. Sky McKinley and Megan Levine. Math 45: Linear Algebra. Abstract. An introduction into the theory and application of Cubic splines  ...
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perform cubic spline interpolation on a set of data - Maple Help
The CubicSpline command interpolates the given data points xy using the Cubic spline method and stores all computed information in a POLYINTERP structure.
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Splines Cubic Spline Interpolation
S(x) is not a quadratic spline because limx→0− S (x) = limx→0+ S (x). Cubic spline Interpolation. Given f, x0,...,xn as above, find a Cubic spline S such that S( xi) ...
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Interpolating Cubic Splines
Interpolating Cubic Splines
Gary D. Knott, 2000
This book presents a detailed examination of Cubic splines which includes a significant amount of original material not found elsewhere in the literature.
Interpolating Cubic Splines
Interpolating Cubic Splines
1999
Spline modeling affects a number of fields, including statistics, computer graphics, CAD programming and other areas of applied mathematics. This book presents a detailed examination of Cubic splines which includes a significant amount of original material not found elsewhere in the literature. Several C programs with interesting computational appr...
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Garrett Fitzmaurice, Marie Davidian, Geert Verbeke, 2008
11.2 Background: Cubic splines and spline models A Cubic spline g(t) for tmin ≤ t ≤ tmax with r distinct knots τ = (τ1 ,...,τ r), such that tmin < τ1 < ··· < τr < tmax, satisfies the following conditions (Dierckx, 1993): (1) g(t) is a piecewise cubic ...
How to Build Cubic Spline Curve
How to Build Cubic Spline Curve
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Spline Regression Models (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) (v. 137)
Spline Regression Models (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) (v. 137)
2001
Spline Regression Models shows the nuts-and-bolts of using dummy variables to formulate and estimate various spline regression models. For some researchers this will involve situations where the number and location of the spline knots are known in advance, while others will need to determine the number and location of spline knots as part of the es...
Numerical Methods in Engineering with Python 3
Numerical Methods in Engineering with Python 3
Jaan Kiusalaas, 2013
If there are more than a few data points, a Cubic spline is hard to beat as a global interpolant. It is considerably “stiffer” than a polynomial in the sense that it has less tendency to oscillate between data points. Figure 3.6. Mechanical model of a  ...
Spline Models for Observational Data (CBMS-NSF Regional Conference Series in Applied Mathematics)
Spline Models for Observational Data (CBMS-NSF Regional Conference Series in Applied Mathematics)
Grace Wahba, 1990
This book serves well as an introduction into the more theoretical aspects of the use of spline models. It develops a theory and practice for the estimation of functions from noisy data on functionals. The simplest example is the estimation of a smooth curve, given noisy observations on a finite number of its values. Convergence properties, data ba...
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If you want to draw a spline curve through a set of Placemarks in Google Earth, then this post might help you. I've written a script to achieve this (with limitations) and you are welcome to the code which is written in Javascript. This YouTube video demonstrates the script in action: http://youtu.be/zFE6H_UW0SA You might want…
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Nikola Vitas: Cubic spline interpolation: Periodic splines
If the unknown function is periodic, then the periodicity may be used to specify the boundary conditions. Before (in the case of the natural splines) we had $n+1$ value of x and y and as a result we obtained values of the cubic polynomial at $n$ intervals.
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Small Blender Things: Drawing cubic splines in OSL
Some time ago I wrote about a routine to calculate the closest distance to a quadratic bezier spline and recently I reused this routine again in a slightly optimized form to create wiggles. Being able to calculate the closest distance to a quadratic spline is useful but I really wanted to use Cubic splines because they offer more control, allowing for easier ways to create nice shapes.
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CenterSpace Blog » Blog Archive » Smoothed Cubic Splines
Smooth Cubic splines embody a curve fitting technique which blends the ideas of Cubic splines and curvature minimization to create an effective data modeling tool for noisy data. Traditional Cubic splines represent the tabulated data as a piece-wise continuous curve which passes through each value in the data table.
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glomelurus.com: A Geek's Story: Cubic Spline Interpolation in Matlab
This was a homework in my geometric modeling class. Later I modified it to receive input with mouse click and a button to clear and redraw, and also a drop down to choose parametrization method.
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The Analytical Economist: Cubic Spline Interpolation and Econometrics
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Applying Cubic B-Spline Quasi-Interpolation to Solve 1D Wave Equations in Polar Coordinates
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Hermit Cubic Spline & Order of Continuity - iTute - Connecting Tutors and Students
Explain about Hermit Cubic spline & order of continuity between the joining curves.
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