scipy.interpolate.bisplev(x, y, tck, dx=0, dy=0)[source]

Evaluate a bivariate B-spline and its derivatives.

Return a rank-2 array of spline function values (or spline derivative values) at points given by the cross-product of the rank-1 arrays x and y. In special cases, return an array or just a float if either x or y or both are floats. Based on BISPEV from FITPACK.


x, y : ndarray

Rank-1 arrays specifying the domain over which to evaluate the spline or its derivative.

tck : tuple

A sequence of length 5 returned by bisplrep containing the knot locations, the coefficients, and the degree of the spline: [tx, ty, c, kx, ky].

dx, dy : int, optional

The orders of the partial derivatives in x and y respectively.


vals : ndarray

The B-spline or its derivative evaluated over the set formed by the cross-product of x and y.


See bisplrep to generate the tck representation.


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