interpolate(X, [Xarray], [Yarray])

X is an input value. The arrays Xarray and Yarray define a series of coordinates. They must contain the same number of elements, and the values in Xarray must be in ascending order. If the value of X is less than the first element of Xarray, then the result is the first element of Yarray. If the value of X is greater than the last element of Xarray, then the result is the last element of Yarray. Otherwise, the result is the value obtained by linear interpolation between the two points which bracket the value of X.

Examples:

interpolate(3, [2,4,7], [10,20,30]) --> 15 (linear interpolation between the points (2,10) and (4,20))

interpolate(1, [2,4,7], [10,20,30]) --> 10 (X value is less than first element of Xarray, so use first element of Yarray)

interpolate(9, [2,4,7], [10,20,30]) --> 30 (X value is greater than first element of Xarray, so use last element of Yarray)

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