# ftkurv

Calculates an interpolatory spline for parametric curves.

## Prototype

procedure ftkurv ( xi [*] : numeric, yi [*] : numeric, t [*] : numeric, xo [*] : float, ; or double yo [*] : float ; or double )

## Arguments

*xi*

A 1D array of any size (*npts*) containing the abscissae for the input
function.

*yi*

A 1D array containing the *npts* functional values of the input function -
*yi*(*k*) is the functional value at *xi*(*k*) for
*k*=0,*npts*-1.

*t*

Contains a 1D array of *mpts* values for the parameter mapping onto the
interpolated curve.

*xo*

*(output)*

A 1D array containing the X values for the interpolated points.
*t**(k)* maps to
*(**xo**(k),**yo**(k))* for *k=0,mpts-1*.

*yo*

*(output)*

A 1D array containing the Y values for the interpolated points.
*t**(k)* maps to
*(**xo**(k),**yo**(k))* for *k=0,mpts-1*.

## Description

**ftkurv** is in the
Fitgrid package - a
package containing 1D and 2D interpolators using cubic splines under
tension.

There are some parameters that can alter the behavior of
**ftkurv**. These parameters all have reasonable default
values. However, users may change any of these parameters by invoking
**ftsetp** prior to calling **ftkurv**.
**ftkurv** is called *after* all of the desired values
for control parameters have been set.

Control parameters that apply to **ftkurv** are:
sig,
sl1,
sln,
sf1.

Given a sequence of input points ( (xi(0),yi(0)), ... , (xi(npts-1),yi(npts-1))), the interpolated curve is parameterized by mapping points in the interval [0.,1.] onto the interpolated curve. The resulting curve has a parametric representation both of whose components are splines under tension and functions of the polygonal arc length. The value 0. is mapped onto (xi(0),yi(0)) and the value 1. is mapped onto (xi(mpts-1),yi(mpts-1)). Values outside the interval [0.,1.] are mapped to extrapolated values.

The value for the parameter sig specifies the tension factor. Values near zero result in a cubic spline; large values (e.g. 50) result in nearly a polygonal line. A typical value is 1. (the default).

The value for parameter sl1 is in radians and contains the slope at (xi(0),yi(0)). The angle is measured counter-clockwise from the X axis and the positive sense of the curve is assumed to be that moving from point 0 to point npts-1. A value for sl1 may be omitted as indicated by the switch sf1.

The value for parameter sln is in radians and contains the slope at (xi(npts-1),yi(npts-1)). The angle is measured counter-clockwise from the X axis and the positive sense of the curve is assumed to be that moving from point 0 to point npts-1. A value for sln may be omitted as indicated by the switch sf1.

The value of sf1 controls whether to use the values for sl1 and sln, or compute those values internally. Specifically, sf1

- = 0 if sl1 and sln are user-specified.
- = 1 if sl1 is user-specified, but sln is internally calculated.
- = 2 if sln is user-specified, but sl1 is internally calculated.
- = 3 if sl1 and sln are internally calculated.

You can extrapolate values with **ftkurv** (that is,
calculate interpolated values for abscissae outside of the domain
of the input), but these values are, in general, unreliable.

## Examples

begin x = (/ 3.0, 4.0, 9.0, 16.0, 21.0, 27.0, \ 34.0, 36.0, 34.0, 26.0, 18.0 /) y = (/ 2.4, 9.6, 14.4, 12.0, 9.6, 8.4, \ 13.2, 21.6, 30.0, 37.2, 38.4 /) mpts = 201 u =fspan(0.,1.,mpts) xo =new( (/ mpts /), float) yo =new( (/ mpts /), float)ftkurv(x, y, u, xo, yo) end

## Errors

- = 1 if the number of input points is less than 2.
- = 2 if adjacent coordinate pairs coincide.