# [SciPy-User] SmoothBivariateSpline giving wrong result

josef.pktd@gmai... josef.pktd@gmai...
Tue Oct 16 18:32:43 CDT 2012

```On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 11:19 PM, Kevin Gullikson
<kevin.gullikson@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I am trying to do a 2d interpolation of unstructured data. To try to get a
> feel for how the functions work, I tried a simple test case and it is not
> working. See below:
>
> In [24]: x = numpy.arange(10.)
>
> In [25]: y = numpy.arange(10.)
>
> In [26]: z = x**2 + y**2
>
> In [27]: fcn = SmoothBivariateSpline(x,y,z, s=0, kx=1, ky=1)
>
> In [28]: fcn(1,1)
> Out[28]: array([[ 0.]])
>
> In [29]: fcn(1,5)
> Out[29]: array([[ 0.]])
>
>
> What am I doing wrong? It seems like z should be a 2d array or something,
> but the documentation explicitly says it is a 1d array.

1d is fine but you need points that cover an area in R^2 not just a
line, diagonal from 0 to 10

>>> x,y = np.meshgrid(np.arange(10.), np.arange(10.))
>>> x.shape
(10, 10)

>>> x = x.flatten()
>>> y = y.flatten()
>>> z = x**2 + y**2
>>> z.shape
(100,)
>>> from scipy.interpolate import SmoothBivariateSpline
>>> fcn = SmoothBivariateSpline(x,y,z, s=0, kx=1, ky=1)
>>> fcn(1, 1)
array([[ 2.41605245]])
>>> fcn(1, 5)
array([[ 26.03716212]])

Josef

>
> Much thanks, and I look forward to feeling stupid!
> Kevin Gullikson
>
>
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