Bessel and Harmonic Kinks in the ForwardJul 2, 2013 · 1 minute read · Comments
As Bessel (sometimes called Hermite) spline interpolation is only C1, like the Harmonic spline from Fritsch-Butland, the forward presents small kinks compared to a standard cubic spline. Hyman filtering also creates a kink where it fixes the monotonicity. Those are especially visible with a log scale in time. Here is how it looks on the Hagan-West difficult curve.