Re: Fit rectangle to set of points

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg69348] Re: [mg69330] Fit rectangle to set of points*From*: Stern <nycstern at gmail.com>*Date*: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 23:58:43 -0400 (EDT)

Or, did I misunderstand the problem -- can the rectangle be rotated? My solution assumes it must be true to the axes. MS On 9/7/06, buttgereit at biomediclab.de <buttgereit at biomediclab.de> wrote: > > 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 > >