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Re: Fit rectangle to set of points

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  • Subject: [mg69346] Re: Fit rectangle to set of points
  • From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 23:58:34 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <edom0n$hu2$1@smc.vnet.net>


Hi,

one of the many places you can find a solution:

http://www.geometrictools.com/Documentation/MinimumAreaRectangle.pdf

Daniel



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

> 



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