periodicSpline {splines}R Documentation

Create a Periodic Interpolation Spline


Create a periodic interpolation spline, either from x and y vectors, or from a formula/data.frame combination.


periodicSpline(obj1, obj2, knots, period = 2*pi, ord = 4)


obj1 either a numeric vector of x values or a formula.
obj2 if obj1 is numeric this should be a numeric vector of the same length. If obj1 is a formula this can be an optional data frame in which to evaluate the names in the formula.
knots optional numeric vector of knot positions.
period positive numeric value giving the period for the periodic spline. Defaults to 2 * pi.
ord integer giving the order of the spline, at least 2. Defaults to 4. See splineOrder for a definition of the order of a spline.


An object that inherits from class spline. The object can be in the B-spline representation, in which case it will be a pbSpline object, or in the piecewise polynomial representation (a ppolySpline object).


Douglas Bates and Bill Venables

See Also

splineKnots, interpSpline


xx <- seq( -pi, pi, len = 16 )[-1]
yy <- sin( xx )
frm <- data.frame( xx, yy )
( pispl <- periodicSpline( xx, yy, period = 2 * pi ) )
pispl2 <- periodicSpline( yy ~ xx, frm, period = 2 * pi )
stopifnot(all.equal(pispl, pispl2))# pispl and pispl2 are the same

plot( pispl )          # displays over one period
points( yy ~ xx, col = "brown")
plot( predict( pispl, seq(-3*pi, 3*pi, len = 101) ), type = "l" )

[Package splines version 2.5.0 Index]