Scattered data fitting of Hermite type by a weighted meshless method

Mohsen Esmaeilbeigi, Omid Chatrabgoun, Maryam Shafa

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In many practical problems, it is often desirable to interpolate not only the function values but also the values of derivatives up to certain order, as in the Hermite interpolation. The Hermite interpolation method by radial basis functions is used widely for solving scattered Hermite data approximation problems. However, sometimes it makes more sense to approximate the solution by a least squares fit. This is particularly true when the data are contaminated with noise. In this paper, a weighted meshless method is presented to solve least squares problems with noise. The weighted meshless method by Gaussian radial basis functions is proposed to fit scattered Hermite data with noise in certain local regions of the problem’s domain. Existence and uniqueness of the solution is proved. This approach has one parameter which can adjust the accuracy according to the size of the noise. Another advantage of the weighted meshless method is that it can be used for problems in high dimensions with nonregular domains. The numerical experiments show that our weighted meshless method has better performance than the traditional least squares method in the case of noisy Hermite data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)673-691
Number of pages19
JournalAdvances in Computational Mathematics
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Radial basis functions
  • Hermite interpolation
  • Scattered noisy data
  • Meshless method
  • Weighted least squares method


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