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I have a file holding a lot of points in R3 that approximately forms a knot. I know basic programming in Python and C++, but I am not sure how I would go about writing a program that could approximate a curve for a set of points. Could anyone suggest any libraries or methods I could use to do this?

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Take a look at the Curves library.

It's header only if you plan to use it in C++.

From the documentation, it gives tools to:

create exact splines of arbitrary order (that pass exactly by an arbitrary number waypoints)

Example code from the PDF documentation (sorry I had to screenshot as the PDF breaks copy/paste):

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    From the description, I don't get that this library would approximate or do a fitting. Do you have some example code on how to implement such a fitting? Feb 25 '21 at 23:13

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