# ncl_c_ftsurf man page

c_ftsurf — 2D tension spline interpolation of rectangular data

## Function Prototype

float *c_ftsurf (int, int, float *, float *, float *,

int, int, float *, float *, int *);

## Synopsis

`float *c_ftsurf (mi, ni, xi, yi, zi, mo, no, xo, yo, ier);`

## Description

- mi
- The number of grid lines in the X direction. (mi > 1)
- ni
- The number of grid lines in the Y direction. (ni > 1)
- xi
- Pointer to an array containing m X coordinates for grid lines in the X direction.
- yi
- Pointer to an array containing n Y coordinates for grid lines in the Y direction.
- zi
- Pointer to m x n floats which are the functional values at the grid points defined by xi and yi.
- mo
- The number of output values in the X direction.
- no
- The number of output values in the Y direction.
- ier
- The value *ier is an error flag as per:

= 0 -- no error.

= 1 -- if n is less than 2 or m is less than 2.

= 2 -- if X or Y values are not strictly increasing.

## Return Value

c_ftsurf returns a pointer to an array containing mo x no floats which are the interpolated values on the grid specified by the arrays xo and yo.

## Usage

This procedure calculates an interpolatory surface passing through a rectangular grid of function values. The surface computed is a tensor product of splines under tension.

c_ftsurf is called after all of the desired values for control parameters have been set using the procedures c_ftseti, c_ftsetr, c_ftsetc, c_ftsetfa. The control parameters that apply to c_ftsurf are: sig, zx1, zxm, zy1, zyn, z11, zm1, z1n, zmn, df1, df2, df3, df4, df5, df6, df7, df8

The value for the parameter sig specifies the tension factor. Values near zero result in a cubic spline; large values (e.g. 50) result in nearly a polygonal line. A typical value is 1. (the default).

zx1 is an array containing n X-partial derivatives of the function along the line xi[0], that is zx1[j] is the X-partial derivative at point (x[0],y[j]) for j=0,n-1. This parameter may be defaulted by setting the value for df1 appropriately. The default is to compute zx1 internally. Values for zx1 can be set using the procedure c_ftsetfa.

zxm is an array containing n X-partial derivatives of the function along the line xi[m-1], that is zxm[j] is the X-partial derivative at point (xi[m-1],yi[j]) for j=0,n-1. This parameter may be defaulted by setting the value for df2 appropriately. The default is to compute zx2 internally. Values for zxm can be set using the procedure c_ftsetfa.

zy1 is an array containing m Y-partial derivatives of the function along the line yi[0], that is zy1[j] is the Y-partial derivative at point (x[i],y[0]) for i=0,m-1. This parameter may be defaulted by setting the value for df3 appropriately. The default is to compute zy1 internally. Values for zy1 can be set using the procedure c_ftsetfa.

zyn is an array containing m Y-partial derivatives of the function along the line yi[n-1], that is zyn[j] is the Y-partial derivative at point (x[i],y[n-1]) for i=0,m-1. This parameter may be defaulted by setting the value for df4 appropriately. The default is to compute zyn internally. Values for zyn can be set using the procedure c_ftsetfa.

z11, zm1, z1n, zmn specify X-Y-partial derivatives of the function at the four corners (xi[0],yi[0]), (xi[m-1],yi[0]), (xi[0],yi[n-1]), (xi[m-1],yi[n-1]), These parameters may be defaulted by setting the values for df5, df6, df7, df8, appropriately. The default is to compute z11, zm1, z1n, zmn internally.

## Access

To use c_ftsurf, load the NCAR Graphics library ngmath.

## See Also

fitgrid_params, c_ftseti, c_ftsetr, c_ftsetc.

Complete documentation for Fitgrid is available at URL

http://ngwww.ucar.edu/ngdoc/ng/ngmath/f…

## Copyright

Copyright (C) 2000

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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