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16: Interpolation and Curve Fitting

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    Interpolation is estimating the value of a function between known data points.

    Curve fitting is estimating the coefficients of a function that approximates the given data points. This is often used when the given data is measured data that is assumed to have some errors. Another name for curve fitting is "regression". (Some people make  a distinction between these, based on the assumptions and purposes, but the computation is the same for both.)


    This page titled 16: Interpolation and Curve Fitting is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Carey Smith.

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