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Table Breakpoint Optimization


Tucker McClure (view profile)


04 Apr 2012 (Updated )

A set of tools for finding the best way to reduce the size of a table.

function [x_f, y_f, z_f, mse_f, max_error] = find_best_table_2d(...
                                                 x_0, y_0, z_0, ...
                                                 n_x, n_y, ...

%% find_best_table_2d
% This function finds the best way to reduce the size of a table to the
% specified number of points. That is, suppose you had a table of 
% 100-by-10,000 points, but wanted to find the closest 9-by-10 table. This 
% function would find what 9-by-10 points best represent the original 
% table. This is accomplished using traditional constrained optimization 
% techniques to best fit a table with the specified dimensions. "Goodness" 
% will be measured by the difference between the original table and the new
% table sampled at the original data points. See find_best_table_demo.m for
% examples.
% Inputs:
%   x_0    Array of values for the first independent variable
%   y_0    Array of values for the second indepdendent variable
%   z_0    Matrix of values for the dependent variable for all x_0 and y_0
%          using meshgrid-style syntax (e.g., z_0(2, 3) corresponds to
%          x_0(3) and y_0(2)).
%   n_x    Number of divisions of the first independent variable in output
%   n_y    Number of divisions of the second independent variable in output
%   method Interpolation method to use, e.g., 'linear' (see help interp2)
% Outputs:
%   x_f    Best division of first independent variable found
%   y_f    Best division of second independent variable found
%   z_f    Resulting fit of z_0 on x_f and y_f
%   mse_f  Mean square error of final table
% This builds off of work by Richard Willey, Stuart Kozola, Eric Johnson, 
% Sarah Zaranek, and Peter Maloney at The MathWorks, Inc.
% Requires the Optimization Toolbox (TM).
% Supports the Parallel Computing Toolbox (TM).
%  Tucker McClure @ The MathWorks
%  Copyright 2013 The MathWorks, Inc.
    % Do some quick error checking and set defaults for arguments.
    if nargin == 5
        method = 'linear';
    elseif nargin > 6 || nargin < 5
        error('Incorrect number of arguments.');
    % Make sure numbers make sense.
    if n_x < 3 || n_y < 3
        error(['Table must be at least 3x3 (otherwise, it represents ' ...
               'only the corners, so there''s nothing to solve.\n']);
    % Just call the n-dimensional version. This file is here for backwards
    % compatibility.
    [x_fs, z_f, mse_f, max_error] = find_best_table_nd({x_0, y_0}, ...
                                                       z_0', ...
                                                       [n_x, n_y], ...
    % n-D interpolation uses ndgrid format; 2d used meshgrid format at its
    % release, so we'll preserve that for compatibility.
	z_f = z_f';
    % Separate the x and y breakpoints.
    x_f = x_fs{1};
    y_f = x_fs{2};

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