Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Bessel and Harmonic Kinks in the Forward

As Bessel (sometimes called Hermite) spline interpolation is only C1, like the Harmonic spline from Fritsch-Butland, the forward presents small kinks compared to a standard cubic spline. Hyman filtering also creates a kink where it fixes the monotonicity. Those are especially visible with a log scale in time. Here is how it looks on the Hagan-West difficult curve.

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