Fit rectangle to set of points

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg69330] Fit rectangle to set of points*From*: "buttgereit at biomediclab.de" <buttgereit at biomediclab.de>*Date*: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 04:30:26 -0400 (EDT)

Dear Group, I have a set of 2D points given for which I would like to find the smallest rectangle circumscribing all the points. Doing this with a circle instead of a rectangle was easy --- for the rectangle I don't see the trick. Any hints? TIA + Best Regards, Peter

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