Scilab exponential interpolation

Messages about other areas of TRIUS expertise (Energy, Radiation Safety, Risk,..) and Technology, in general...
User avatar
PLeonat
Frequent User
Frequent User
Posts: 55
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:48 pm

Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

Post by PLeonat » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:32 am

Howard, I think you are way off in your thinking. I don't know who told you that interpolation only has to be simple, or only linear, or... but whoever it was, they were lying to you :-) The complexity, accuracy, etc. of the interpolation is only limited by the knowledge of the user regarding the process and it can *definitely* be used to interpolate functions of higher than first degree.

I would recommend that you read up on the subject. There are a few sources posted here, but if you want, I can provide you with some more.

After you familiarize yourself with the concept, post back here so we can have an informed discussion.

User avatar
PLeonat
Frequent User
Frequent User
Posts: 55
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:48 pm

Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

Post by PLeonat » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:21 am

PLeonat wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:32 am
Howard, I think you are way off in your thinking. I don't know who told you that interpolation only has to be simple, or only linear, or... but whoever it was, they were lying to you :-) The complexity, accuracy, etc. of the interpolation is only limited by the knowledge of the user regarding the process and it can *definitely* be used to interpolate functions of higher than first degree.

I would recommend that you read up on the subject. There are a few sources posted here, but if you want, I can provide you with some more.

After you familiarize yourself with the concept, post back here so we can have an informed discussion.
BTW, here is a document that might help you.
Attachments
log_interpolation.pdf
(40.52 KiB) Downloaded 43 times

User avatar
HowardE
Senior User
Senior User
Posts: 101
Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:07 pm

Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

Post by HowardE » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:24 pm

PLeonat wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:32 am
Howard, I think you are way off in your thinking. I don't know who told you that interpolation only has to be simple, or only linear, or... but whoever it was, they were lying to you The complexity, accuracy, etc. of the interpolation is only limited by the knowledge of the user regarding the process and it can *definitely* be used to interpolate functions of higher than first degree.

I would recommend that you read up on the subject. There are a few sources posted here, but if you want, I can provide you with some more.

After you familiarize yourself with the concept, post back here so we can have an informed discussion.
Sure, if you don't like what I post, then *I* need to familiarize myself with the concept and come back to discuss it :-)

That's so typical of people who think they know better, but actually don't. I am plenty familiar with interpolating, trust me. And, I stand by what I said before, it's primarily good for getting estimates for processes that can be described by simple functions.
Anger is a good motivator!

User avatar
JimCuren
Casual User
Casual User
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:07 pm

Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

Post by JimCuren » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:13 pm

Howard, you post some funny stuff and I am not sure if you are doing just to get a rise from people, or you really don't understand this concept.

Oh, well. I'll leave it alone.

User avatar
PLeonat
Frequent User
Frequent User
Posts: 55
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:48 pm

Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

Post by PLeonat » Mon May 21, 2018 3:07 pm

Jim, don't pay attention to him. Howard will find something negative in everything that's posted here. You know the type...

Post Reply