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Fitting Surfaces to Scattered Data
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF MATHEMATICS
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This paper is a survey of methods for fitting a surface to a set of data scattered throughout a plane region. The methods surveyed include interpolation, smoothing, least-squares, and a variety of other direct and approximation methods. The fitting functions include polynomials, rationals, splines, and others. Numerical methods are emphasized, and contouring is also discussed.
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