# ncl_csa3ls (3) - Linux Man Pages

## ncl_csa3ls: cubic spline approximation, simple entry for three-dimensional input,

## NAME

CSA3LS - cubic spline approximation, simple entry for three-dimensional input, list output## SYNOPSIS

CALL CSA3LS (NI, XI, UI, KNOTS, NO, XO, YO, ZO, UO,## DESCRIPTION

- NI
- (integer,input) The number of input data points. It must be that NI .gt. 3 and, depending on the size of KNOTS below, NI may have to be larger.
- XI
- (real, input) An array containing the X - Y - Z coordinates of the input data points. XI is dimensioned for 3 x NI. XI(1,L) is the X coordinate, XI(2,L) is the Y coordinate, and XI(3,L) is the Z coordinate for the input domain for L=1,NI.
- UI
- (real, input) An array dimensioned for NI containing function values at the input XI values, that is, UI(L) is the value of the input function at XI(L) for L=1,NI.
- KNOTS
- (integer, input) An array dimensioned for 3 containing the number of knots to be used in each coordinate direction for constructing the approximation spline. KNOTS(I) must be at least 4 for I=1,3. The larger the value for KNOTS, the closer the approximated curve will come to passing through the input function values.
- NO
- (integer, input) The number of coordinate values in the output list. NO can be any positive number.
- XO
- (real, input) An array dimensioned for NO containing the X coordinates of the output list.
- YO
- (real, input) An array dimensioned for NO containing the Y coordinates of the output list.
- ZO
- (real, input) An array dimensioned for NO containing the Z coordinates of the output list.
- UO
- (real, output) An array dimensioned for NO containing the calculated function values for the output spline. UO(I) is the calculated functional value at (XO(I),YO(I),ZO(I)) for I=1,NO.
- NWRK
- (integer, input) The size of the WORK array. NWRK must be at least NK * (NK+3) where NK = KNOTS(1) * KNOTS(2) * KNOTS(3).
- WORK
- (real, input) A work array dimensioned for NWRK.
- IER
- (integer, output) An error return value. If IER is returned as 0, then no errors were detected. If IER is non-zero, then refer to the man page for csagrid_errors for details.

## USAGE

CSA3LS is called to find an approximating cubic spline for three-dimensional input data. If you want to weight the input data values, calculate derivatives, or handle data sparse areas specially, then you will need to use CSA3LXS.## ACCESS

To use CSA3LS, load the NCAR Graphics library ngmath.## COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2000University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

The use of this Software is governed by a License Agreement.

## SEE ALSO

csagrid, csa3s, csa3xs, csa3lxs
Complete documentation for Csagrid is available at URL

http://ngwww.ucar.edu/ngdoc/ng/ngmath/csagrid/csahome.html