@inproceedings{Kostkova-WSCG2000,
   UPDATE      = { 2006-12-08 },
   author    = {Jana Kostkov{\'a} and Radim Hal{\'\i}{\v r}},
   title     = {A Spline Approximation of a Large Set of Points},
   booktitle = {The 8-th International Conference in 
     Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and 
     Computer Vision'2000, WSCG 2000},
  venue =  {University of West Bohemia, Campus Bory, 
            Plzen-Bory, Czech Republic},
   day =   {7-11},
   month = {February},
   year =  {2000},
   pages = {161-167},
   authorship = {50-50},
   publisher   = { University of West Bohemia Publishers },
   address     = { Plze\v{n}, Czech Republic },
   isbn        = { 80-7082-612-6 },
   book_pages  = { 686 },
   editor      = { V. Skala },
   annote      = { This paper presents a spline approximation method for the
    representation of a large set of points. The representation should
    be smooth with preserving important shape characteristics given by
    the points. Because of a large size of the set, the standard
    spline interpolation cannot be used. The proposed method is based
    on a least squares minimization of the distances of the points
    from the spline function subject to the conditions of smoothness
    of the representation. The spline approximation produces accurate
    and suitable representation of the points. The proposed approach
    has been verified on both synthetic and real data sets of
    points. },
   keywords    = { spline approximation, fitting, least squares },
}