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A study of the uniform accuracy of univariate thin plate spline interpolation

Benjancu, A. and Hubbert, Simon (2012) A study of the uniform accuracy of univariate thin plate spline interpolation. Numerical Algorithms 62 (12), pp. 1781-1789. ISSN 1017-1398.

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The usual power function error estimates do not capture the true order of uniform accuracy for thin plate spline interpolation to smooth data functions in one variable. In this paper we propose a new type of power function and we show, through numerical experiments, that the error estimate based upon it does match the expected order. As a by-product of our investigations we also discover the precise form of the Peano kernel for univariate thin plate spline interpolation. In addition we demonstrate that a theoretical estimate of the decay rate of the L2¡norm of the Peano kernel is a crucial ingredient for establishing the improved error bound. We close the paper with a brief investigation of the 2¡dimensional case.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Thin plate spline, Power function, Error estimates
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2011 14:11
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33

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