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Fit rectangle to set of points

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  • Subject: [mg69330] Fit rectangle to set of points
  • From: "buttgereit at" <buttgereit at>
  • 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,


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