Trivariate near-best blending spline quasi-interpolation operators
In this paper, we propose several approximations of a multivariate function by quasiinterpolants on non-uniform data and we study their properties. In particular, we characterize those that preserve constants via the partition of unity approach. As one of the main results, we show how by a very simple modification of a given quasi-interpolant it is possible to construct new quasi-interpolants with remarkable properties. We also provide some results regarding bivariate C2 quintic spline quasi-interpolation. Finally, numerical tests are presented to show the approximation power of these quasi-interpolants. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.