fem1d_approximate, a MATLAB code which uses a given finite element mesh and piecewise linear basis functions to approximate a set of data points, while controlling the variation in the derivative.

A least-squares approach is used. The user can supply weights to the approximation, derivative, and boundary conditions.


The computer code and data files made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.


fem1d_approximate is available in a MATLAB version.

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Last revised on 06 May 2019.