Received 20 January 2016; accepted 7 March 2016; published 10 March 2016
The concept of fractal interpolation function (FIF) based on an iterated function system (IFS) as a fixed point of Hutchinson’s operator is introduced by Barnsley   . The attractor of the IFS is the graph of a fractal function interpolating certain data set. These FIFs are generally self-affine in nature. The idea has been extended to a generalized data set in such that the projection of the graph of the corresponding FIF onto pro- vides a non self-affine interpolation function namely Hidden variable FIFs for a given data set  . Chand and Kapoor  , introduced the concept of Coalescence Hidden Variable FIFs which are both self-affine and non self-affine for generalized IFS. The extra degree of freedom is useful to adjust the shape and fractal dimension of the interpolation functions. For Coalescence Hidden Variable Fractal Interpolation Surfaces one can see   . In  , Barnsley et al. proved existence of a differentiable FIF. The continuous but nowhere differentiable fractal function namely -fractal interpolation function is intro- duced by Navascues as perturbation of a continuous function f on a compact interval I of  . Interested reader can see for the theory and application of -fractal interpolation function which has been exten- sively explored by Navascues  - .
In  , Deniz et al. considered graph-directed iterated function system (GDIFS) for finite number of data sets and proved the existence of fractal functions interpolating corresponding data sets with graphs as the attractors of the GDIFS.
In the present work, generalized GDIFS for generalized interpolation data sets in is considered. Corre- sponding to the data sets, it is shown that there exist CHFIFs whose graphs are the projections of the attractors of the GDIFS on.
2.1. Iterated Function System
Let and be a complete metric space. Also assume,
with the Hausdorff metric defined as
, where for any two sets A, B in. The completeness of the metric space imply that is complete. For, let be continuous maps. Then is called an iterated function system (IFS). If the maps wi’s are contractions, the set valued Hutchinson operator defined by, where is also contraction. The Banach fixed point theorem
ensures that there exists a unique set such that. The set G is called the
attractor associated with the IFS.
2.2. Fractal Interpolation Function
Let a set of interpolation points be given, where is a partition of the closed interval and,. Set for and. Let, be contraction homeomorphisms such that
for some. Furthermore, let, be given continuous functions such that
for all and for all and in, for some,. Define mappings, by
constitutes an IFS. Barnsley  proved that the IFS defined above has a unique attractor G where G is the graph of a continuous function which obeys for. This function f is called a fractal interpolation function (FIF) or simply fractal function and it is the unique function satisfying the following fixed point equation
The widely studied FIFs so far are defined by the iterated mappings
where the real constants and are determined by the condition (1) as
and qi(x)’s are suitable continuous functions such that the conditions (2) and (3) hold. For each i, is a free parameter with and is called a vertical scaling factor of the transformation. Then the vector is called the scale vector of the IFS. If is taken as linear then the corresponding FIF is known as affine FIF (AFIF).
2.3. Coalescence FIF
To construct a Coalescence Hidden-variable Fractal Interpolation Function, a set of real parameters for are introduced and the generalized interpolation data is con- sidered. Then define the maps by
where are given in (4) and the functions such that satisfy the join-up conditions
Here are free variables with, and are constrained variables such that. Then the generalized IFS
has an attractor G such that. The attractor G is the graph of a
vector valued function such that for and . If, then the projection of the attractor G on is the graph of the function which satisfies and is of the form
also known as CHFIF corresponding to the data  .
2.4. Graph-Directed Iterated Function Systems
Let be a directed graph where V denote the set of vertices and E is the set of edges. For all, let denote the set of edges from u to v with elements where denotes the number of elements of. An iterated function system realizing the graph G is given by a collection of metric spaces with contraction mappings corresponding to the edge in the opposite direction of. An attractor (or invariant list) for such an iterated function system is a list of nonempty compact sets such that for all,
Then, is the graph directed iterated function system (GDIFS) realizing the graph G   .
Example 1. An example of GDIFS may be seen in   .
3. Graph Directed Coalescence FIF
In this section, for a finite number of data sets, generalized graph-directed iterated function system (GDIFS) is defined so that projection of each attractor on is the graph of a CHFIF which interpolates the corre- sponding data set and calls it as graph-directed coalescence hidden-variable fractal interpolation function (GDCHFIF). For simplicity, only two sets of data are considered. Let the two data sets be
for all and. By introducing two sets of real parameters for and, consider the two generalized data sets
corresponding to and respectively. Also consider the directed graph with such that
To construct a generalized GDIFS associated with the data and realize the graph G, consider the functions defined as
From each of the above conditions, the following can be derived respectively.
From the linear system of Equations (7)-(10) the constants, , , , and for, are determined as follows:
The following theorem shows that each map is contraction with respect to metric equivalent to the Euclidean metric and ensures the existence of attractors of generalized GDIFS.
Theorem 2. Let be the generalized GDIFS defined in (6) realizing the graph and associated with the data sets which satisfy (5). If, and are chosen such that for all and. Then there exists a metric on equivalent to the Euclidean metric such that the GDIFS is hyperbolic with respect to. In particular, there exist non empty compact sets such that
Proof. Proof follows in the similar lines of Theorem 2.1.1 of  and using the above condition (5). □
Following is the main result regarding existence of coalescence Hidden-variable FIFs for generalized GDIFS.
Theorem 3. Let be the attractors of the generalized GDIFS as in Theorem 2. Then is the graph of a vector valued continuous function such that for, for all. If then the projection of the attractors on is the graph of the continuous function known as CHFIF such that for,. That is
Proof. Consider the vector valued function spaces
respectively, where denotes a norm on. Since and are complete metric spaces, is also a complete metric space where
Following are the affine maps,
Now define the mapping
Now using Equations (7)-(10) it is clear that,
Similarly, ,. It proves that T maps into itself. Since for each
, is continuous and therefore, is continuous on each subintervals.
For, using (7) it follows that.
For, using (8) it follows that.
For, using (7) and (8) it follows that since and.
Hence is continuous on I. Similarly it can be shown that is continuous on J. Consequently T is continuous.
To show that T is a contraction map on, let and. Now,
where and. Therefore
Similarly, it follows that
where and. Then
where and hence T is a contraction mapping. By Banach fixed point theorem, T possesses a unique fixed point, say.
This shows that is the function which interpolates the data. Similarly, it can
be shown that is the function which interpolates the data. For and,
If F and H are the graphs of and respectively, then
The uniqueness of the attractor implies that and. That is and. Denoting and, result follows.
Example 4. Consider the data sets as
realizing the graph with, , , as in Figure 1. Take the first set of generalized data
corresponding to and respectively. Here for both the generalized data sets. Choose, , for all and. Then Figure 2 is the attractors of the corresponding generalized GDIFS.
Keeping the free variables and constrained variables same, Figure 3 is the attractors of the generalized GDIFS associated with the second set of generalized data
Figure 1. Directed graph for Example 4.
Figure 2. Attractors for the first set of generalized data.
Figure 3. Attractors for the second set of generalized data.
Figure 4. Attractors for the third set of generalized data.
Table 1. The generalized GDIFS with the free variables and constraints variables.
Take the third set of generalized data
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