Am 07.06.2021 um 16:54 schrieb ingo:
> in news:XnsAD42761851048seed7@news.povray.org ingo wrote:
>> as it is clear that it is a spline, or curve, bezier2, bezier3
> actually, it is a curve, not a spline ;)
That very much depends on the context you're using the word in. It has
different definitions in computer graphics, mathematics and traditional
The mathematical definition is certainly the one with can lay the least
claim to the term. Because what they call splines actually started out
as nothing more than a mathematical framework invented to _describe_
_proper_ splines. The "function of a variable" is something the
mathematicians bolted on to a pre-existing concept.
In all other fields that don't define "spline" as a physical tool, a
"spline" _is_ the very thing that a mathematician might call a "spline
curve". Or whatever they tend to call it.
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