MATLAB >> interpolation and extrapolation

by hong_chen77 » Fri, 04 Jun 2004 05:27:22 GMT

If a matrix is given as [1 2 3; 4 ? 9;3 1 9], is there any function in
matlab which can find the value of '?' by 2D interpolation?

If the matrix is [ ? 2 3; 4 5 9; 3 19], is there any function to find '?' ?



MATLAB >> interpolation and extrapolation

by Titus Edelhofer » Fri, 04 Jun 2004 15:07:51 GMT

Hi Goshiwen,
the case of interpolation is quite easy:
help griddata

for your example:
x=[1 2 3 1 3 1 2 3];
y=[1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3];
z=[1 2 3 4 9 3 1 9];



MATLAB >> interpolation and extrapolation

by nospamspellucci » Sat, 05 Jun 2004 00:34:46 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,
XXXX@XXXXX.COM (Goshiwen) writes:
>If a matrix is given as [1 2 3; 4 ? 9;3 1 9], is there any function in
>matlab which can find the value of '?' by 2D interpolation?
>If the matrix is [ ? 2 3; 4 5 9; 3 19], is there any function to find '?' ?

no. you must have an idea on what "matrix" represents.
if you think on data z over the (i,j)-plane then ? can be just any value.
if you think of these 9 values as the values of a biquadratic or a
continuous piecewise linear function in i and j it can be any value.
if you decide it should be linear in i and quadratic in j, then you have
sufficient data to compute this function and can evaluate it on the unknown
point. so it is your decision which makes the problem solvable or unsolvable

MATLAB >> interpolation and extrapolation

by John D'Errico » Sun, 13 Jun 2004 06:50:50 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

Take a look at inpaint_nans on matlab central.
It is designed to do exactly this.

John D'Errico

There are no questions "?" about my real address.

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preferably the same, cat.
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MATLAB >> Interpolation and extrapolation

by Jesus Castellanos » Tue, 31 Jan 2006 00:26:04 GMT


my problem is:

i have this vectors:

X=[ 1 2 3 4];

Y=[ 5 15 16 3];

XI=[ 0 0.5 1.5 3.5 4.3 6];

if I do:


I get the values of YI on XI points according to the nearest
interpolation,but, what could i do if i'm looking for a pchip
interpolation for the elements of XI are inside the interval [1 4]
and a nearest interpolation for the elements are outside this

i know that i can divide the XI vector into two parts depending on
if the element of XI is either inside or outside interval [1 4], but
do you know a easy way?

thank you in advance por your help!!

MATLAB >> Interpolation and extrapolation

by John D'Errico » Tue, 31 Jan 2006 01:03:07 GMT

Simplest is to clip.


John D'Errico

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