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# csa1d

Calculates an approximating cubic spline for the input data, one 1-dimensional section at a time.

## Prototype

```	function csa1d (
xi        : double,
yi        : double,
knots  : integer,
xo    [*] : double
)

return_val  :  double
```

## Arguments

xi

An array of any dimensionality containing the X coordinates of the input data points. The array must either have the same dimensions as Y or be one-dimensional and have the same dimension as the rightmost dimension of Y.

yi

An array of any dimensionality (see description of xi) containing the Y coordinates of the input data points.

knots

The number of knots to be used in constructing the approximation spline. knots must be at least 4. The larger the value for knots, the closer the approximated curve will come to passing through the input function values.

xo

A one-dimensional array of length nxo containing the X coordinates of the output curve(s).

## Return value

An array containing the calculated functional values. The array has the same dimensionality as yi, but with the rightmost dimension replaced by nxo; it contains functional values for each element of xo.

## Description

This function is part of the Csagrid package - a software package that implements a cubic spline approximation algorithm to fit a function to input data. The input for the approximation is a set of randomly-spaced data, which may be one-dimensional, two-dimensional, or three-dimensional. The general documentation for Csagrid contains several complete examples.

The following three one-dimensional functions all do the same thing, differing only in the type of the input and output arrays: csa1 (generic input/output); csa1s (single input/output); csa1d (double input/output).

If you want to weight the input data values, calculate derivatives, or handle sparse data areas specially, you should instead use one of these "expanded" functions (note the "x" following the "1" in the name): csa1x (generic input/output); csa1xs (single input/output); csa1xd (double input/output).

## Examples

```begin

;  Define original data.

xi = (/0.0d,0.1d, 0.2d, 0.3d,0.5d,0.6d,0.65d, 0.8d, 0.9d,1.d/)
yi = (/0.0d,0.8d,-0.9d,-0.9d,0.9d,1.0d,0.90d,-0.8d,-0.8d,0.d/)

;  Create output X coordinate array.

npts = 101
xo   = fspan(0.0d,1.0d,npts)

;  Calculate approximated function values using four knots.

knots = 4
yo = csa1d(xi,yi,knots,xo)

end
```