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Numerical Methods Using MATLAB, 4e

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23 Dec 2003 (Updated )

Companion software to accompany the book "Numerical Methods Using MATLAB"

[C,D]=newpoly(X,Y)
function [C,D]=newpoly(X,Y)

%Input     - X is a vector that contains a list of abscissas
%             - Y is a vector that contains a list of ordinates
%Output  - C is a vector that contains the coefficients
%               of the Newton intepolatory polynomial
%             - D is the divided difference table

%  NUMERICAL METHODS: Matlab Programs
% (c) 2004 by John H. Mathews and Kurtis D. Fink
%  Complementary Software to accompany the textbook:
%  NUMERICAL METHODS: Using Matlab, Fourth Edition
%  ISBN: 0-13-065248-2
%  Prentice-Hall Pub. Inc.
%  One Lake Street
%  Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458

n=length(X);
D=zeros(n,n);
D(:,1)=Y';

%Use formula (20) to form the divided difference table

for j=2:n
   for k=j:n
      D(k,j)=(D(k,j-1)-D(k-1,j-1))/(X(k)-X(k-j+1));
   end
end

%Determine the coefficients of the Newton interpolatory polynomial

C=D(n,n);

for k=(n-1):-1:1
   C=conv(C,poly(X(k)));
   m=length(C);
   C(m)=C(m)+D(k,k);
end

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