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Published as SEP report, 105, 79-108 (2000)

Inverse B-spline interpolation

Sergey Fomel


B-splines provide an accurate and efficient method for interpolating regularly spaced data. In this paper, I study the applicability of B-spline interpolation in the context of the inverse interpolation method for regularizing irregular data. Numerical tests show that, in comparison with lower-order linear interpolation, B-splines lead to a faster iterative conversion in under-determined problems and a more accurate result in over-determined problems. In addition, they provide a constructive method for creating discrete regularization operators from continuous differential equations.