Scilab exponential interpolation
Scilab exponential interpolation
I mistakenly posted my question in different thread (sorry about that), so I am reposting here. First, this board is great. I find better answers here than what I am finding in the scilab specific forums. I guess those other forums are for people that already have expertise on the subject.
I also have a Scilab question: Does anyone know of a scilab script for doing exponential interpolations?
Thanks in advance for any help.
I also have a Scilab question: Does anyone know of a scilab script for doing exponential interpolations?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Re: Scilab exponential interpolation
Hi Jim. Not enough detail, it does not compute, well not for me, anyway What are you trying to do? Can you provide some more info so we can at least understand the problem you are trying to solve?JimCuren wrote: ↑Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:42 pm I mistakenly posted my question in different thread (sorry about that), so I am reposting here. First, this board is great. I find better answers here than what I am finding in the scilab specific forums. I guess those other forums are for people that already have expertise on the subject.
I also have a Scilab question: Does anyone know of a scilab script for doing exponential interpolations?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Re: Scilab exponential interpolation
Sorry, it's clear to me, so I thought everyone understood (just joking).
O.K., here is the problem. I have a bunch of measurements (23 pts) from an experiment. I can plot them and I can tell that there is an exponential type curve (straight line on semilog plot below). So, I can try and fit a LSF curve to the data and come up with a function to predict values "between" the data points. I am looking for a simpler way, possibly through scilab, to interpolate between the data points, still taking into account the exponential shape of the curve.
Does this make more sense?
Trial # / DiF23 Level / eSO Response Rate
1 1.00 1.857
2 1.16 1.355
3 1.22 1.169
4 1.48 0.899
5 1.63 0.697
6 1.80 0.559
7 1.89 0.528
8 1.98 0.465
9 2.41 0.311
10 2.53 0.263
11 2.79 0.184
12 2.93 0.166
13 3.07 0.117
14 3.39 0.074
15 3.73 0.053
16 3.92 0.045
17 4.12 0.034
18 4.32 0.025
19 4.54 0.018
20 4.76 0.015
21 5.00 0.011
22 5.25 0.009
23 5.52 0.006
O.K., here is the problem. I have a bunch of measurements (23 pts) from an experiment. I can plot them and I can tell that there is an exponential type curve (straight line on semilog plot below). So, I can try and fit a LSF curve to the data and come up with a function to predict values "between" the data points. I am looking for a simpler way, possibly through scilab, to interpolate between the data points, still taking into account the exponential shape of the curve.
Does this make more sense?
Trial # / DiF23 Level / eSO Response Rate
1 1.00 1.857
2 1.16 1.355
3 1.22 1.169
4 1.48 0.899
5 1.63 0.697
6 1.80 0.559
7 1.89 0.528
8 1.98 0.465
9 2.41 0.311
10 2.53 0.263
11 2.79 0.184
12 2.93 0.166
13 3.07 0.117
14 3.39 0.074
15 3.73 0.053
16 3.92 0.045
17 4.12 0.034
18 4.32 0.025
19 4.54 0.018
20 4.76 0.015
21 5.00 0.011
22 5.25 0.009
23 5.52 0.006
Re: Scilab exponential interpolation
That's not exponential, it's clearly a straight line!
Anger is a good motivator!
Re: Scilab exponential interpolation
Ahem, pay attention to the axes. That's a straight line on a semilog plot, i.e. it's an exponential type function! Try plotting the values on a linear scale.HowardE wrote:That's not exponential, it's clearly a straight line!
Re: Scilab exponential interpolation
Not sure if this helps, but I found this folder with a whole bunch of docs, on this board and there is a document there about exponential interpolations
Doc: Exp_Interpolations_Karahalios.pdf
Link: (http://triusinc.com/techs/Exp_Interpola ... halios.pdf)
Take a look and see if it's what you need. Let us know if it was helpful.
Doc: Exp_Interpolations_Karahalios.pdf
Link: (http://triusinc.com/techs/Exp_Interpola ... halios.pdf)
Take a look and see if it's what you need. Let us know if it was helpful.
Re: Scilab exponential interpolation
That looks very interesting, but how does it relate to what I am looking for, i.e., a scilab script for doing exp type interpolation?BLarson wrote:Not sure if this helps, but I found this folder with a whole bunch of docs, on this board and there is a document there about exponential interpolations
Doc: Exp_Interpolations_Karahalios.pdf
Link: (http://triusinc.com/techs/Exp_Interpola ... halios.pdf)
Take a look and see if it's what you need. Let us know if it was helpful.
Re: Scilab exponential interpolation
Yeah, not sure that it's applicable. On the other hand, it also depends on exactly what you are looking for. One thing you said that makes me wonder is that you could fit a function using LSF, but you are looking for something simpler. Simpler than LSF? Why, do you think that LSF is complicated?JimCuren wrote:That looks very interesting, but how does it relate to what I am looking for, i.e., a scilab script for doing exp type interpolation?BLarson wrote:Not sure if this helps, but I found this folder with a whole bunch of docs, on this board and there is a document there about exponential interpolations
Doc: Exp_Interpolations_Karahalios.pdf
Link: (http://triusinc.com/techs/Exp_Interpola ... halios.pdf)
Take a look and see if it's what you need. Let us know if it was helpful.
Anyway, provide more detail so we can try and help you with your decision.
Re: Scilab exponential interpolation
Not sure what other detail you are looking for, I think it's very simple. A scilab routine to do exponential interpolation.
Re: Scilab exponential interpolation
Not sure how I can best explain this. It's a classical mistake people make with statistics. They think it's magic and somehow it comes up with some sort of equation that all of a sudden describes reality. It can, but only if the one performing the analysis know something about the process and can validate the results. For example, I took a small range of your data points and plotted them in an XY plot (exp001), so, the function may or may not be an exponential decay.
Trial #/ DiF23 Level/ eSO Response Rate
3 1.22 1.169
4 1.48 0.899
5 1.63 0.697
6 1.8 0.559
7 1.89 0.528
8 1.98 0.465
And, plotting only points 3,4 & 5, it may seem even more of a linear function (exp002). So, is an exponential decay function the appropriate regression model? I hope this sheds some light as to why I am asking these questions
Trial #/ DiF23 Level/ eSO Response Rate
3 1.22 1.169
4 1.48 0.899
5 1.63 0.697
6 1.8 0.559
7 1.89 0.528
8 1.98 0.465
And, plotting only points 3,4 & 5, it may seem even more of a linear function (exp002). So, is an exponential decay function the appropriate regression model? I hope this sheds some light as to why I am asking these questions
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Re: Scilab exponential interpolation
Pleonat, that's why I qualified my response. Also, the paper I quoted very clearly identifies under what conditions the method would be applicable.
In any case, I do agree with your main premise that any sort of analytics/statistics is only as good as the understanding of the person using it.BLarson wrote: ↑Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:04 am Doc: Exp_Interpolations_Karahalios.pdf
Link: (http://triusinc.com/techs/Exp_Interpola ... halios.pdf)
Re: Scilab exponential interpolation
Thanks, everyone. I do understand what everyone is saying about how to interpret and use statistics, in general, but I think everyone missed the original request, i.e., if anyone had a scilab script for exponential interpolation
In any case, I am working on putting one together right now. If I do, I will post it here.
In any case, I am working on putting one together right now. If I do, I will post it here.
Re: Scilab exponential interpolation
That's probably because the concept of interpolation and how to use stats is more important that the scilab implementation. That part is trivial.here is an example using the values at t=1 and t=3 to interpolate the value @ t=2 from the original paper by Karahalios:JimCuren wrote: ↑Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:35 am Thanks, everyone. I do understand what everyone is saying about how to interpret and use statistics, in general, but I think everyone missed the original request, i.e., if anyone had a scilab script for exponential interpolation
In any case, I am working on putting one together right now. If I do, I will post it here.
> function [mexp]=f(t,t1,r1,t2,r2)
> mexp=r1*exp((log(r1/r2)/(t2t1))*(t1t))
> endfunction
> R=f(2,1,0.636445526,3,0.164992304)
R =
0.3240503
As I said earlier, the scilab part is trivial.
Re: Scilab exponential interpolation
PLeonat wrote: ↑Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:54 pmThat's probably because the concept of interpolation and how to use stats is more important that the scilab implementation. That part is trivial.here is an example using the values at t=1 and t=3 to interpolate the value @ t=2 from the original paper by Karahalios:JimCuren wrote: ↑Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:35 am Thanks, everyone. I do understand what everyone is saying about how to interpret and use statistics, in general, but I think everyone missed the original request, i.e., if anyone had a scilab script for exponential interpolation
In any case, I am working on putting one together right now. If I do, I will post it here.
> function [mexp]=f(t,t1,r1,t2,r2)
> mexp=r1*exp((log(r1/r2)/(t2t1))*(t1t))
> endfunction
> R=f(2,1,0.636445526,3,0.164992304)
R =
0.3240503
As I said earlier, the scilab part is trivial.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Trivial to some may be mindboggling to others!
Re: Scilab exponential interpolation
I think you guys are all, or most, confused. Interpolation is a simple method to find a value of a functions where the x is between two xvalues for which you already know the function value. Why are you confusing it with exponential and logarithmic and all this other things?
Anger is a good motivator!