NAME

PDL::GSL::INTERP - PDL interface to Interpolation routines in GSL

DESCRIPTION

This is an interface to the interpolation package present in the GNU Scientific Library.

SYNOPSIS

   use PDL;
   use PDL::GSL::INTERP;

   my $x = sequence(10);
   my $y = exp($x);

   my $spl = PDL::GSL::INTERP->init('cspline',$x,$y);

   my $res = $spl->eval(4.35);
   $res = $spl->deriv(4.35);
   $res = $spl->deriv2(4.35);
   $res = $spl->integ(2.1,7.4);

NOMENCLATURE

Throughout this documentation we strive to use the same variables that are present in the original GSL documentation (see See Also). Oftentimes those variables are called a and b. Since good Perl coding practices discourage the use of Perl variables $a and $b, here we refer to Parameters a and b as $pa and $pb, respectively, and Limits (of domain or integration) as $la and $lb.

FUNCTIONS

init()

The init method initializes a new instance of INTERP. It needs as input an interpolation type and two piddles holding the x and y values to be interpolated. The GSL routines require that x be monotonically increasing and a quicksort is performed by default to ensure that. You can skip the quicksort by passing the option {Sort => 0}.

The available interpolation types are :

linear
polynomial
cspline (natural cubic spline)
cspline_periodic (periodic cubic spline)
akima (natural akima spline)
akima_periodic (periodic akima spline)

Please check the GSL documentation for more information.

Usage:

    $blessed_ref = PDL::GSL::INTERP->init($interp_method,$x,$y,$opt);

Example:

    $x = sequence(10);
    $y = exp($x);

    $spl = PDL::GSL::INTERP->init('cspline',$x,$y)
    $spl = PDL::GSL::INTERP->init('cspline',$x,$y,{Sort => 1}) #same as above

    # no sorting done on x, user is certain that x is monotonically increasing
    $spl = PDL::GSL::INTERP->init('cspline',$x,$y,{Sort => 0});

eval()

The function eval returns the interpolating function at a given point. It will barf with an "input domain error" if you try to extrapolate.

Usage:

    $result = $spl->eval($points);

Example:

    my $res = $spl->eval($x)

deriv()

The deriv function returns the derivative of the interpolating function at a given point. It will barf with an "input domain error" if you try to extrapolate.

Usage:

    $result = $spl->deriv($points);

Example:

    my $res = $spl->deriv($x)

deriv2()

The deriv2 function returns the second derivative of the interpolating function at a given point. It will barf with an "input domain error" if you try to extrapolate.

Usage:

    $result = $spl->deriv2($points);

Example:

    my $res = $spl->deriv2($x)

integ()

The integ function returns the integral of the interpolating function between two points. It will barf with an "input domain error" if you try to extrapolate.

Usage:

    $result = $spl->integ($la,$lb);

Example:

    my $res = $spl->integ($la,$lb)

BUGS

Feedback is welcome.

SEE ALSO

PDL

The GSL documentation for interpolation is online at https://www.gnu.org/software/gsl/doc/html/interp.html

AUTHOR

This file copyright (C) 2003 Andres Jordan <andresj@physics.rutgers.edu> All rights reserved. There is no warranty. You are allowed to redistribute this software/documentation under certain conditions. For details, see the file COPYING in the PDL distribution. If this file is separated from the PDL distribution, the copyright notice should be included in the file.

The GSL interpolation module was written by Gerard Jungman.