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How do I tell if two sets of dots are in some way similar?

I have two sets of dots (x,y coordinates) and I'd like to figure out if there's a way to find out if the second set of dots is (more or less) "close" to the first one. I may plot these two sets in ...
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Easy way to get the boundary of a geometric object [closed]

I am trying to define von Neumann boundary conditions for a prism. To do so I need the boundary of the geometric object. I can't seem to find an easy way to do this. I have tried to hard code a ...
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Minimal perimeter of all possible polygons

We had a fun problem for a student activity today: Let $P(z) = z^8 + \left(4\sqrt{3} + 6\right)z^4 - \left(4\sqrt{3} + 7\right)$. What is the minimum perimeter among all the $8$-sided polygons in the ...
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How do I create a function to rotate a rectangle about its origin? [closed]

I am new to Mathematica and was trying some new things. I wanted to rotate a rectangle using a rotation matrix by any angle theta from say o to 2pi. I could do it using predefined Mathematica ...
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Simple triangular meshes of primitive shapes

I'd like to generate triangular meshes or a cylinder and sphere primitives as part of a lattice meshing program I am writing to experiment with Mathematica. Consider the following snippet: ...
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intersection between polygon. Algorithm to check it [closed]

I'm working on an algorithm which should check if two polygons, described by their vertex coordinates, are: one inside the other, are intersecting or are separated image below describe this three ...
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Animate FromQuarternionTo3DRotation nb file with 4 quarternion values

I have a csv file. Inside the csv file, there are few rows of 4 quartenion values. I would like to animate the quarternion nb in http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/FromQuaternionTo3DRotation/ I ...
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Creating a triangle from the difference of two points [closed]

I'm attempting to create a triangular area from the difference of two points. I basically have a straight line that could be the length of 1. I would like to create points on both of the sides of the ...
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How to plot several small circles in a bigger circle [closed]

I want to plot several small circles in a bigger one with constraint minimization. The distance between any two small circles must be >= to 2*the radius in order not to enter one another. When I ...
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How to determine the value of an angle starting from an image? [duplicate]

I have two lines drawn with Mathematica, how do I calculate the angle between these two lines to have the numeric value of that angle? Thank you
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How to put n circles on a sphere [duplicate]

I have a piece of code that generates a circle on a sphere, but the problem is, this code creates only one circle. How can I change it in order to create n circles on the same sphere? Do I have to put ...
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Picking points in a plane under a curve given by a list

Suppose that I have a set of points in a plane, which range from $x\in [0,20]$ and $y\in[0,10]$, and a curve given by a list of points in the same region: ...
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How do I get ConvexHullMesh to return polygons instead of triangle as surface mesh?

I would need to identify the types of regular polygons forming the surface of a convex hull of 3D points. If I e.g. take the following example of a regular polyhedron ...
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How can I plot a sector of an ellipse using the central angle and not the Eccentric Anomaly?

It would appear that the Disk function, when asked to produce the sector of an ellipse between two angles treats those angles as Eccentric Anomalies (i.e. arguments ...
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Circle with negative radius?

Why does this work: Graphics[{Circle[{0, 0}, -Pi/4]}] But this doesn't? Graphics[{Circle[{0, 0}, N[-Pi/4]]}] Telling me: ...
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Rotating a circle about a larger circle

I've got some wonderful answers this morning on Mathematica Stack Exchange. See Diagonals of a regular octagon and Determine the height of a box packed with spheres. I'm just smiling with the amount I ...
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Determine height of box packed with spheres

I got such a wonderful answer regarding The Diagonals of a Regular Octagon, so I thought I'd try asking another question we had on our Pizza and Problem quiz activity at College of the Redwoods. The ...
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Diagonals of a regular octagon

We had a little activity after school today and one of the questions was: All diagonals are drawn in a regular octagon. At how many distinct points in the interior of the octagon (not on the ...
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How to make geometric intersection faster for geographic borders?

I have developed a solution to identify geographic regions bordering a region in this post (94723). Can this functionality be made to execute any faster? Find which entities in a set border other ...
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Recursive calculation is very slow

I've got a recursive definition of Arcs that shares equal length and a several other dependencies to each respective predecessor. (Imagine a book being bent.) I formulated all necessary things here: ...
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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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How do I rotate a curve?

I have a circular segment defined as: ParametricPlot[5 {Sin[ϕ], 1 - Cos[ϕ]}, {ϕ, -0.2, 0.8}, PlotRange -> All] which I have to rotate around point ...
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Minimal overlap area of circles

I have 20 points in the 2D plane with $(x_i,y_i)$ coordinates. I want to use Mathematica to optimally distribute 10 circles with equal radius of a given positive value $R$, i.e. to determine with the ...
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Area of a surface spanned by 2 parametric curves

I would like to find the area of a surface spanned by two parametric curves in 3D. I came up with this metric for distance between curves. The illustrations are in 2D for simplicity. ...
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Equilateral triangulation of a polyfile-defined surface

I would like to be able to make a (low fidelity) triangulation of a given surface with constant edge lengths (using equilateral triangles). This requirement limits the Gaussian curvature at each ...
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Is DiscretizeRegion not yet ready ro discretize 3D-solids?

In the DiscretizeRegion documentation: "The region reg can be anything that is ConstantRegionQ and RegionEmbeddingDimension less than or equal to 3." With DiscretizeRegion there could be an easy way ...
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Reflect point over a line in 3D

I'd like to sample points on a triangle randomly. The following code yields points that are uniformly distributed on a quadrilateral: ...
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Create region from set of lines and arcs [duplicate]

I have a shape that is a knuckle plate with two holes cut in it, thus: ...
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Create region from polygons and tangential line segments

I have two circles and tangential line segments that I want to define a region: ...
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Plotting a sequence of isosceles triangles of diminishing size

I try to plot the following graph using Graphics and Table. The graph consists of infinitely many isosceles triangles (without ...
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Distance of a point from a line using multiplicative distance [closed]

How can we determine the multiplicative distance (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10115-014-0813-4#page-1) of a point (x0,y0) from a line (ax+by+c=0)? Let X = (x_1, x_2 ..., x_m) be a ...
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How to find points along the inner and outer edge of a ring along a specific direction

I have a set of random numbers distributed on a annular disk. I want to find points on the inner and outer edge along a particular angle. One possibility is to use ...
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4D rotations of 600-cell to make cell centered stereographic projection

I have made a 600-cell wireframe model from Eric Weinsteins' 2/13/14 600-cell notebook (600-cell: a regular polytope, 4D, analogous to the icosahedron, with 600 tetrahedral cells, 120 vertices, 720 ...
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How to obtain the area enclosed by such a curve?

The desired curve is defined as curve02 below : ...
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Finding intersection of two infinitely long lines using points [duplicate]

EDITED In the Find intersection of pairs of straight lines problem, it is assumed that line are intersected by default and the purpose is to find the intersection points. In the present problem, two ...
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Why is RegionMeasure so slow when calculating intersection area of a 2D and a 3D object?

If you think this description is too long, you can read the problem directly I know normally when one wants to calculate an region, this guide is useful. However, when it comes to calculating an ...
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Easy way to bind rect to geometrical 2D line?

I got stuck with the following problem. For some calculation and visualization purposes I need to draw different shapes (like rectangle) with proper slope on custom line. The trivial example: ...
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Draw a vector with mathematica [closed]

at the risk of being trivial I would like to draw the vector $\vec{AB}$ where $A$ an d $B$ have the coordinates $(1,1,1)$ and (1,-1,2) respectively.
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Calculate area from `RegionPlot` directly

I have a region plot, and I would like to calculate the area: ...
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Solve a trig equation system

Background of the problem In the same plane, P is a fixed point, A,B,C are moving point, PA=a, PB=b, PC=c, find the maximize perimeter of △ABC. let ∠BPC=A, ∠CPA=B, ∠APB=2*Pi-A-B, then the perimeter ...
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How to change a point to circle in a Graphics expresion [closed]

Given the following line of code, ...
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Confusion with SplineFit (Angle calculation)

This question is continuation to this other one I am creating polymers (where each monomer is of equal length) using this method: ...
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Why are these methods giving me different results? (Trying to test SplineFit)

I am creating a polymer(where each monomer is of equal length) using this method: ...
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How do I create a triangulated surface from points?

I have a set of points in a nx3 matrix and I would like to convert them into a surface, so that I may calculate its surface area. The function ListSurfacePlot3D creates the surface how I want it. ...
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MaxCellMeasure fails in 3D?

Question How come MaxCellMeasure works in 2D but fails in 3D? Indeed if I try ...
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ToElementMesh fails on DodecahedronIcosahedronCompound

Context I would like to compute the eigenmodes of a DodecahedronIcosahedronCompound. Why? Because it is cool! and I wonder how it rings… Starting with: ...
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How to convert a surface into a solid

Context I am interested in converting surfaces into solids (so I can make a 3D mesh out of them using ToElementMesh) Say I have the following cool surface ...
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Is there a package that can calculate the Ricci tensor from a numerically given metric?

There are many packages about general relativity or differential geometry, and they can calculate the Ricci tensor from a symbolically given metric, for example, $g_{tt}=-f(r)$, $g_{rr}=h(r)$, etc. ...
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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 ...