Questions on constructing graphical objects using relatively complex computations relating to the mathematical structures defining those objects. Examples include convex hulls, mathematical constructions, symmetries, genuses of curves and graphs and programmatic constructions of polyhedra.

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Possible Bug in DiscretizeRegion with Option MaxCellMeasure

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.2 Consider the following ImplicitRegion: ...
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Help with finding the point(s) inside a closed shape with the highest average ray length?

I am trying to find the point(s) with the highest average ray length of any implicit relation that is closed shape (ex. $x^2+y^2+\sin(4x)+\sin(4y)=4$). I have some idea of how to mathematically ...
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Fitting a rotated ellipse to data points [closed]

I have a bunch of x,y scatter data and I am trying to fit an ellipse through them. I understand that this question has been asked before and there are resources for this, e.g.: Fitting ellipse to 5 ...
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Calculate scalar potential from electric field

Is it possible for Mathematica to solve an equation like $\nabla f(\mathbf{r}) = - \mathbf{E}(\mathbf{r})$ for $f(\mathbf{r})$? I tried ...
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How to calculate the volume of a convex hull?

Given a spatial curve represented by a parametric equation, is it possible in Mathematica 9 to calculate symbolically (or at least numerically) the volume of its convex hull?
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Faster way to compute the distance from a point to a surface in 3D

I am trying to compute the shortest distance between a point and a triangle in 3D ...
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Find the nearest locations for multiple points

Assume that there are many holes with their locations fixed, and the same number of balls distributed randomly. What is the smallest total distance for the balls fitting into the holes on the ...
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Administrative Divisions bordering a geographic region (e.g. an ocean)

Update 3 I've worked out a solution that is bearable for a small number of subregions in the neighbour and added it as an answer. I'm going to make a post for optimisation help. Update 2 For a ...
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Finding the perimeter, area and number of sides of a Voronoi cell

Does anyone have any suggestions how to determine the perimeter, area and number of sides of each Voronoi cell in Voronoi diagram?
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Extracting polygons from 3D contour plot surface

Edit: This question turned out to be two parts so I am going to make this question about only the first part a kguler provided an excellent answer. Here is a better representation. My actual data ...
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Find the volume of Phobos and Deimos

How can we calculate the volume of a 3D object using the new-in-10 computational geometry functions? For simple objects this works: ...
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Finding minimal region with padding and linear map to circle

Suppose I have n ordered points. I would like to find a simple region that contains all the points and is close to the smallest region that contains the points except it is smooth and has some ...
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rule-based implementation of an algorithm

When I first started learning about rule-based programming with Mathematica, I tried to translate this algorithm for computing the convex hull of a set of 2-D points in $O(n \log(n))$ time, to use ...
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Arranging connector lines

Heike gave an absolutely wonderful answer to my question about arranging subplots around a main plot and including connector lines. This is the result: Starting from Heike's answer, what is the ...
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ToElementMesh problem on Ball defined by ImplicitRegion?

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.2 Could any one please confirm the following bug in mathematica 10.0.2 ? If I define this ball ...
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Site - Cell Correspondence in Voronoi Diagram obtained via VoronoiMesh

Consider the following: ...
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Bug in ArcLength?

fixed in 10.1 (windows) With Mathematica 10.0.2: ArcLength[Line[{{0, 0}, {1, 0}, {2, 0}}]] ArcLength[Line[{{0}, {1}, {2}}]] (* 2 *) (* 2 *) However, ...
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Insphere for Irregular Tetrahedron

I am looking for existing Mathematica code to compute the unique sphere inscribed inside an irregular tetrahedron. I can write it myself, but I would love to find that someone already performed this ...
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Possible Bug in Computing Surface Area of Certain Geometric Regions

Mathematica 10.2 introduced some new geometric regions. Two of the new regions include SphericalShell and CapsuleShape. ...
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Can't plot rotated region

I was experimenting with the code from this question when I ran into another problem with regions. ...
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“The function DiscretizeGraphics is not implemented for GraphicsComplex” confusion

Why does DiscretizeGraphics seems to work on one GraphicsComplex and not the other? Here is an example that works: ...
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Behavior of Graphics`Mesh`InPolygonQ with self-intersecting polygons

Playing around with some of the answers in the question How to check if a 2D point is in a polygon? I noticed that: Graphics`Mesh`InPolygonQ[poly,pt] Displays ...
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Separate boundaries of multiply connected region

I have a multiply connection two-dimensional region such as the following: br = BoundaryDiscretizeGraphics@Graphics[Disk[#, 8/9] & /@ CirclePoints[9]] I am ...
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Extracting ragged array from an image

I have a list of points, which represent positions of peaks in an image. The nature of the image itself shouldn't matter, as I already have the peak positions. As a simple example, consider the ...
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ParallelTable slow down, Region functions

I am experiencing speed issues with ParallelTable. There are a few related problems on SX posted here and here, but no resolution. The various respondents to those ...
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Image processing: extracting ordered contour

Continuing the question How to extract the edge from a set of points and its answer by Simon Woods, I would like to ask if there is a way to extract the boundary of obtained as ...
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A Graphics`Mesh`ConvexHull[] peculiarity

I have been unable to explain the behavior of Graphics`Mesh`ConvexHull[] on the following (highly simplified) example: ...
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How to take something from DelaunayMesh and similar family of functions

I was looking at this question here and I tried the suggested idea by Anton Antonov to use DelaunayMesh It will look like this: ...
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Determining if a point is inside or outside a 3DS (.3ds) or 3DS MAX (.max) object? [duplicate]

Imagine I import some 3DS (i.e. 3D studio) file (http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/format/3DS.html) or a 3DS MAX file. How could I place this model (say, the 747.3ds file in the ...
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A method to discretize a three-dimensional solid

Consider the following region: ...
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DiscretizeGraphics and BoundaryDiscretizeGraphics Fail on CapsuleShape and SphericalShell

It seems the new Graphics3D primitives have some incomplete features. Earlier, I uncovered a problem with computing their exact surface area see here. Now, I ...
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Numerical Functions Compatible with Regions Fail with MeshRegions and BoundaryMeshRegions

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.2 Given a MeshRegion: region = DelaunayMesh[RandomReal[1, {50, 3}]] We can ...
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Differential Geometry on a MeshRegion [closed]

For many many years (honestly, since 1987) I've had my own MMa computational geometry code for dealing with 3D meshes. I principally (there's a joke there somewhere) use it to calculate coordinate ...
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RegionUnion issues with many Regions

The new RegionUnion[] function is just what I needed if only I could get it to work. I have many non-overlapping regions that I will need to use as plotting domains ...
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4 circular arcs, how plot the minimal surface?

By using Sjoerd de Vries code for circular arcs: ...
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Collision detection algorithm (discrete) with sweep and prune algorithm for periodic boundary conditions

EDIT: Question Updated with solution approach, but solution much slower than original implementation. Any ideas to speed up implementation? In the discussion on collision detection (see here) I asked ...
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Rotating a plane about an arbitrary axis

I would like to rotate a plane by $k$ degrees about an arbitrary axis. How should I do it using RotationTransform? hmm i realise if I do the following ...
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intersection between function and plane

I try to solve a ODE system of equations and i want to plot the intersection of the 3D solutions with a costant plane. To do this i use the follow code: ...