HERMITE, a MATLAB library which constructs the Hermite polynomial which interpolates function and derivative values at given points.
In other words, the user supplies n sets of data, (x(i),y(i),yp(i)), and the algorithm determines a polynomial p(x) such that, for 1 <= i <= n
p(x(i)) = y(i)
p'(x(i)) = yp(i)
Note that p(x) is a "global" polynomial, not a piecewise polynomial. Given n data points, p(x) will be a polynomial of degree 2n-1. As the value n increases, the increasing degree of the interpolating polynomial makes it liable to oscillations between the data, and eventually to severe inaccuracy even at the data points.
Generally, the interpolation problem for a large number of data points should be handled differently, for instance by piecewise polynomials.
The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.
HERMITE is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version.
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