# newton_interp_1d

newton_interp_1d, a Python code which finds a polynomial interpolant to data using Newton divided differences.

### Languages:

newton_interp_1d is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version and a Python version.

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### Reference:

1. Kendall Atkinson,
An Introduction to Numerical Analysis,
Prentice Hall, 1989,
ISBN: 0471624896,
LC: QA297.A94.1989.
2. Philip Davis,
Interpolation and Approximation,
Dover, 1975,
ISBN: 0-486-62495-1,
LC: QA221.D33
3. David Kahaner, Cleve Moler, Steven Nash,
Numerical Methods and Software,
Prentice Hall, 1989,
ISBN: 0-13-627258-4,
LC: TA345.K34.

### Source Code:

The code generates some plots of the data and approximants.

• p01_data.png, a plot of the data and piecewise linear interpolant for problem p01;
• p01_newton.png, a plot of the polynomial interpolant for problem p01;
• p02_data.png, a plot of the data and piecewise linear interpolant for problem p02;
• p02_newton.png, a plot of the polynomial interpolant for problem p02;
• p03_data.png, a plot of the data and piecewise linear interpolant for problem p03;
• p03_newton.png, a plot of the polynomial interpolant for problem p03;
• p04_data.png, a plot of the data and piecewise linear interpolant for problem p04;
• p04_newton.png, a plot of the polynomial interpolant for problem p04;
• p05_data.png, a plot of the data and piecewise linear interpolant for problem p05;
• p05_newton.png, a plot of the polynomial interpolant for problem p05;
• p06_data.png, a plot of the data and piecewise linear interpolant for problem p06;
• p06_newton.png, a plot of the polynomial interpolant for problem p06;
• p07_data.png, a plot of the data and piecewise linear interpolant for problem p07;
• p07_newton.png, a plot of the polynomial interpolant for problem p07;
• p08_data.png, a plot of the data and piecewise linear interpolant for problem p08;
• p08_newton.png, a plot of the polynomial interpolant for problem p08;