scipy.interpolate.PiecewisePolynomial¶
- class scipy.interpolate.PiecewisePolynomial(xi, yi, orders=None, direction=None, axis=0)[source]¶
Piecewise polynomial curve specified by points and derivatives
This class represents a curve that is a piecewise polynomial. It passes through a list of points and has specified derivatives at each point. The degree of the polynomial may vary from segment to segment, as may the number of derivatives available. The degree should not exceed about thirty.
Appending points to the end of the curve is efficient.
Parameters: xi : array_like
A sorted 1-d array of x-coordinates.
yi : array_like or list of array_likes
yi[i][j] is the j-th derivative known at xi[i] (for axis=0).
orders : list of int, or int, optional
A list of polynomial orders, or a single universal order.
direction : {None, 1, -1}, optional
Indicates whether the xi are increasing or decreasing:
+1 : increasing values
-1 : decreasing values
None : direction will be deduced from the first two elements of xi
axis : int, optional
Axis in the yi array corresponding to the x-coordinate values.
Notes
If orders is None, or orders[i] is None, then the degree of the polynomial segment is exactly the degree required to match all i available derivatives at both endpoints. If orders[i] is not None, then some derivatives will be ignored. The code will try to use an equal number of derivatives from each end; if the total number of derivatives needed is odd, it will prefer the rightmost endpoint. If not enough derivatives are available, an exception is raised.
Methods
__call__(x) Evaluate the interpolant append(xi, yi[, order]) Append a single point with derivatives to the PiecewisePolynomial derivative(x[, der]) Evaluate one derivative of the polynomial at the point x derivatives(x[, der]) Evaluate many derivatives of the polynomial at the point x extend(xi, yi[, orders]) Extend the PiecewisePolynomial by a list of points