# [SciPy-User] [SciPy-user] mgrid format from unstructured data

nicky van foreest vanforeest@gmail....
Tue Mar 1 13:53:18 CST 2011

```Hi,

In relation to this topic: does anybody know of  a scipy
implementation for multivariate splines?

bye

Nicky

On 1 March 2011 12:51, Peter Combs <peter.combs@berkeley.edu> wrote:
> On Feb 23, 2011, at 1:49 AM, Spiffalizer wrote:
>> I have found some examples that looks like this
>> x,y = np.mgrid[-1:1:10j,-1:1:10j]
>> z = (x+y)*np.exp(-6.0*(x*x+y*y))
>> xnew,ynew = np.mgrid[-1:1:3j,-1:1:3j]
>> tck = interpolate.bisplrep(x,y,z,s=0)
>> znew = interpolate.bisplev(xnew[:,0],ynew[0,:],tck)
>>
>>
>> So my question really is how to sort/convert my input to a format that can
>> be used by the interpolate function?
>
> I use the LSQBivariateSpline functions:
>
> import numpy as np
> import scipy.interpolate as interp
>
> num_knots = int(floor(sqrt(len(z))))
> xknots = np.linspace(xmin, xmax, n)
> yknots = np.linspace(ymin, ymax, n)
> interpolator = interp.LSQBivariateSpline(x, y, z, xknots, yknots)
> znew = interpolator.ev(xnew, ynew)
>
> The object orientation is useful for my applications, for reasons that I no longer quite remember.  Looking through the documentation for bisplrep, though, it doesn't seem like you need to worry about the order that the points are in. You might try something like:
>
> xknots = list(set(x))
> yknots = list(set(y))
> tck = interpolate.bisplrep(x,y,z, task=-1, tx = xknots, ty=yknots)
>
> but my understanding of the bisplrep function is hazy at best, so probably best to check it with data you already know the answer.
>
> Peter Combs
> peter.combs@berkeley.edu
>
>
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