Given task is to find the value of x for a given y of an unknown function y = f(x) where values of some points (x, y) pairs are given.
Let, y = f(x) be an unknown function where x in an independent variable.
For different values of x, say values of respective given.
The process of finding the value of the independent variable x for a given value of y lying between two tabulated values with the help of the given set of observation for an unknown function is known as Inverse Interpolation.
This is often used to check whether the correctness of output y for an unknown function f i.e how much argument x for this output y differs from the original input.
The problem of inverse interpolation can be solved using Lagrange’s Formula.
The formula for inverse interpolation is similar to interpolation formula but few changes.
Here to solve the problem of inverse interpolation the places of x and y are interchanged. The formula for inverse interpolation is:
This method can even be used when the points are unequally spaced. Here x is expressed as a function of y.
Input: Find the value of x where y = 4.5 and the given points are:
Explanation: Here num of data points given = 4 and y = 4.5
So, putting the values of all x and y in the inverse interpolation formula given above we get,
From here we get,
The value of x = 2.79501 where the value of y = 4.5
Here, data is a list of points consisting of x and y and n is the num of data points.
STEP – 1 : Initialize the final value x = 0
STEP – 2 : FOR i = 1 to n do
STEP – 3 : Initialize xi = data[i].x
STEP – 4 : FOR j = 1 to n do
STEP – 5 : IF i != j do
STEP – 6 : Multiply xi by ( y – data[j].y ) and divide by ( data[i].y – data[j].y )
STEP – 7 : Add xi to x
STEP – 8 : Return final value of x
STEP – 9 : END
Value of x at y = 4.5 : 2.79501
Complexity: The time complexity of the given solution is O(n^2) and space complexity is O(1)
Attention reader! Don’t stop learning now. Get hold of all the important DSA concepts with the DSA Self Paced Course at a student-friendly price and become industry ready.