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Re: restricting interpolating functions to be positive


Here's a method, but it will have sharp corners for some data:

data = Sort@RandomReal[{0, 1}, {10, 2}];
{min, max} = data[[{1, -1}, 1]];
Clear[f, g]
g = Interpolation[data];
f[x_] := Max[0, g@x]
Plot[f@x, {x, min, max}, PlotRange -> All]

Bobby

On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:52:33 -0600, dantimatter <google at dantimatter.com>  
wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I would like to construct an interpolation that can only take on
> positive values.  The data that I'm trying to interpolate is all
> positive, but for some reason the Interpolation[] function 'wants' to
> connect the dots by dipping below zero.  Is there a way to force
> positivity?  Or should I simply adjust the InterpolationOrder until it
> works?
>
> Thanks,
> Dan
>


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