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Computer geometry is a branch of computer science devoted to the study of algorithms which can be stated in terms of geometry.

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Find overlapping area of octagons

Here is my problem statement: There is a matrix of octagons, for example, 4 octagons in a row and 3 such rows. So 4 columns and 3 rows of octagons. But they are not arranged in a perfect rectangle ...
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Compute angular distances between data points in a matrix

I am having a hard time speeding up a function that I use to compute angular distances between data points in a matrix. More precisely, I want to compute $$\sum_{r=1}^n|\pi - \arccos\left(\frac{(X_{i}-...
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A program for fun to see how red and blue appears blended to purple due to resolution

I do some art both analog and digital. This time I did some color test digitally. To work on my programming skill so that it's shareable I'm asking for help to get some code review. How's the ...
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Generate points for smooth movement between two given points

This is one of the methods in a project for generating points between two given points. We add points of route with a 25ms delay in an array and a camera on Google Maps is always at the last point. So ...
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Counting the triangles that can be formed from segments of given lengths

Problem Statement: Given an unsorted array of positive integers. Find the number of triangles that can be formed with three different array elements as lengths of three sides of triangles. ...
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Find intersection of rectangle with itself rotated

Given \$w, h, \alpha\$ for a rectangle centered at origin with width \$w\$, height \$h\$ and itself rotated by \$\alpha\$ around origin clockwise, I wrote a code to find the intersection area. ...
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Read coordinates from many files and calculate polygon areas

My goal with this snippet is to create an array of coordinates which in turn is a tuple of 68 elements, area and modified area array for all 10k elements and assign it to the ...
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Determine if a triangle is equilateral, isosceles, or scalene

I've been fiddling around with some easy code challenges and there's one about determining if a triangle is equilateral, isosceles, or scalene. I've come up with a working solution, but I feel this ...
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Find 4 points which form a square with the biggest area

I have set of points on the coordinate plane. I need to find the 4 points which form a square with the biggest area. I'm new in JavaScript so I'd like to get any suggestions about code style, ...
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Optimal algorithm to move a a rope from one position to another

I'm an engineer working with a deformable membrane that is attached to actuators. The goal is to move the membrane from one shape to another, without ripping the membrane. This imposes "neighbor ...
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Line segment intersection from [de Berg et al, 2000], computational geometry

I've implemented the following algorithm (From "Computational Geometry : Algorithms and Applications"). The code is below: (All the code actually is here: https://github.com/lukkio88/...
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Choosing evenly distributed points from a million points on a sphere

I have \$10^5\$ to \$10^6\$ points on a sphere, and want to choose some points from them which are as close as uniformly distributed as possible. For that reason, I do the following: at each step I ...
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C++ 3D Vector Implementation

I have been learning C++ now for 2 months and this week I started reading a book on 3D graphics. I like coding whatever mathematical stuff I learn so I can understand it better, so when I learnt about ...
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Cubic spline interpolation in Python from scratch

I implemented the cubic spline interpolation explained in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spline_interpolation as a Python class. Of course, such an interpolation should exist already in some Python ...
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Find all k points which are closest to origin

We have a list of points on the plane. Find the K closest points to the origin (0, 0). (Here, the distance between two points on a plane is the Euclidean distance.) You may return the ...
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Searching extreme points of polyhedron

In my Uni, my scientific professor asked me to make some researches about the extreme points of polyhedrals. And I did them. I found that there is still no code in public for searching extreme points ...
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Given a list of coordinates, find the rectangle with minimal area

A problem on leetcode asks the coder to write an algorithm to take a bunch of coordinates in the xy-plane and return the minimum area of a rectangle made from four of these coordinates (or return <...
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Project Euler Problem #102 in F#: counting triangles that contain the origin

I've recently decided to get into functional programming with F#, and decided to learn the language through Project Euler. The following is my implementation of problem 102: Problem: Three ...
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Order a list of points by closest distance

I wrote a function that will take a list of points and then order them so they sort of... "chain together". The function will start with point #1 in the list. It will add point #1 to the list of ...
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Computing bezier curves of degree n with recursive functions

I have been looking at homemade CNC and have been wondering how curves are drawn, so I looked into it and found this cool article. I then decided to try coming up with a bezier curve algorithm in C. ...
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AI to avoid obstacle

The AI I'm making is really simple, however it might be a bit too inefficient for what it is doing. The chart below shows speed differences between various arithmetic and math operations. ...
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Finding overlaps between two lists of axis-aligned rectangles

I am trying to find an efficient solution for finding overlapping of n rectangles where rectangles are stored in two separate lists. We are looking for all rectangles in ...
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Calculate the area of rectangles union

I've been given the following task: Given N rectangles with edges parallel to axis, calculate the area of the union of all rectangles. The input and output are files specified in program arguments. ...
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Implementing Cyrus Beck algorithm for convex polygons

I have found the coordinates of the centroid for finding the direction of the normal vectors of the edges of the convex polygons. This method seems to work in the cases I tested. Is this fool proof ? ...
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Get directions for unit movement with conditions

I am developing a bot for Starcraft II. In my code for unit movement, I often find myself doing this: Calculate points around the current position of the unit Check if these points are valid and can ...
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Graham Scan Algorithm in Haskell

I have just begun learning functional programming and Haskell. This is my attempt to implement a solution to Graham Scan Algorithm in Haskell. Note that I am not even sure if this is indeed Graham ...
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Determine whether path A→B→C on a plane constitutes a left or right turn

I have recently started learning functional programming and Haskell. I have encountered this problem: Consider three two-dimensional points a, b, and c. If we look at the angle formed by the line ...
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Count lines with more the X dots on it

I have Python a Algorithm class with a calculate method that takes the list of tuples where every tuple have 2 integers (...
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Where is the most desolate place in Colorado?

The Story While flying a plane over the forests of Wisconsin a couple years ago, I thought to myself "If I lost an engine, I would be awfully long way from an emergency landing airport. I wonder ...
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Drawing concentric circles to console

This prints out a triple layer circle with 12 points per circle and finds the points across a grid. I had a really hard time with this and I'm planning to implement a lot more code but I don't want ...
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Ramer-Douglas-Peucker algorithm

Ramer-Douglas-Peucker is a great algorithm for reducing the number of samples in a given trace, and also for keeping its general shape (as much as he can). I have a trace with 32.000.000 samples, and ...
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Intersection over Union for rotated rectangles

Problem Statement I am trying to find the intersection over union (IoU) metric for one to several rotated rectangles compared to many different rotated rectangles. Here are some images to help ...
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Generate sample coordinates inside a Polygon

I have a Polygon named as poly. I attempted to randomly select 5 coordinate points that lies inside the polygon. ...
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Striped closed poly-line

I'm working on class Striped_polyline which represents a closed poly-line filled with equidistant horizontal lines1: stripedpoly.cpp: ...
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Function to calculate distances and nearest points between 2 GeoPandas dataframes

I have 2 geoPandas frames and want to calculate the distance and the nearest point (see functions below) from the geoSeries geometry from dataframe 1 (containing ...
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Find the largest area polygon built from a given list of vertices

This is code that gets a list of polygon vertices, non-ordered, and finds the order in which they should be arranged in order to create the polygon with the largest area. There are two key elements ...
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Program to see how many points lie strictly inside a convex polygon

The program takes in a set of coordinates that defines the polygon. It then takes in a set of points. The idea is to find out how many of these points lie strictly inside the convex polygon (not on ...
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Curvature data to coordinates

I want to determine a path (x and y coordinates) by using curvature data (radius, with constant distance (length_of_arc) travelled between data points. I want to ...
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Overlapping rectangles

I received the following question in a technical interview today (for a devops/SRE position): Write a function which returns true if the two rectangles passed to it as arguments would overlap if ...
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Given a list of coordinates check if 4 points make a line

I was doing some preparation for coding interviews and I came across the following question: Given a list of coordinates "x y" return True if there exists a line ...
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Checking where/if another creature lies in a creature's field of view

Note: this is a more specific form of this I am working on a simulation of some virtual creatures. They all have vision that lets them see other creatures. To do this, I calculate the difference ...
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Finding the closest pair of points divide-and-conquer speed improvement

This is a follow up to a previously asked Finding the closest pair of points divide-and-conquer question . The original code changed significantly based on answers from @AJNeufeld therefore I created ...
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Finding the closest pair of points divide-and-conquer

Here is my code for the famous "finding the closest pair of points" problem from CLRS book section 33.4 using a divide-and-conquer approach (this code returns the minimum distance between pair of ...
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Lagrange Interpolation over quadrilateral points

I've been working on a program which calculates, given a point and 4 surrounding points, the Lagrange polynomial, in order to interpolate a value. Consider that I'm not a mathematician and I better ...
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Math matrix, mainly for graphics

I wrote a matrix library to replace my old matrix library. I was using my old matrix library to do basic operations for 3D rendering but that library grew old and now I'm seeking to replace it. I'm ...
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Farthest point algorithm in Python

I am learning Python and I tried to do a program to find K points from a set of N points, farthest as much as possible (I'm not ...
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Draw common tangents to two circles interactively in MATLAB

Requirement After a user draws two circles with their mouse successively, the program should draw all common tangents, if any, to them. Here is my implementation ...
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Shortest distance from point to line segment in 3D

This function returns the shortest distance from a 3D point P to a line segment defined by two 3D points A and B. It projects P onto the line, then checks if this projected point lies between A and B. ...