I have used Voronoi mesh to generate a mesh of a group of random numbers,

pts = RandomReal[{-1, 1}, {8, 2}];
mesh = VoronoiMesh[pts]

So, it will generate a graph similar to this:


I want to calculate the area of each mesh grid. Is there any function that can be used to do that? Thanks.

  • $\begingroup$ Area /@ MeshPrimitives[mesh,2] $\endgroup$ – Jason B. Jun 23 '16 at 23:54

This is a MeshRegion,

pts = RandomReal[{-1, 1}, {8, 2}];
mesh = VoronoiMesh[pts]

You could get the individual polygons with MeshPrimitives and then use Area to find the area. This was my first thought, but the comments below made me realize it is much faster to use the built-in functions PropertyValue and MeshCellMeasure. So at the expense of a longer code, this is what we'll use

PropertyValue[{mesh, 2}, MeshCellMeasure]
(* {0.439766, 0.51057, 0.373666, 0.494299, 0.734753, 0.387787, 
1.10474, 1.01007} *)

As pointed out by J.M. can get the same thing with the built-in, but slightly longer, PropertyValue[{mesh, 2}, MeshCellMeasure]. You can label the cells with the area using HighlightMesh

 MapIndexed[Labeled[{2, First@#2}, #1] &, 
  PropertyValue[{mesh, 2}, MeshCellMeasure]]]

Mathematica graphics

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  • $\begingroup$ PropertyValue[{mesh, 2}, MeshCellMeasure] will also return the list of areas. $\endgroup$ – J. M.'s discontentment Jun 24 '16 at 0:23
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, I never look for a built-in when I can work out how to do something. $\endgroup$ – Jason B. Jun 24 '16 at 1:01
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    $\begingroup$ Using the MeshCellMeasure approach will be faster for large computations, as it does not have to call the evaluator. $\endgroup$ – user21 Jun 24 '16 at 2:12
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    $\begingroup$ @JasonB, no they are calculated when requested. But then they are computed in one go. In the Area approach each is cell is passed to Area and that is equivalent to calling the evaluator. Possibly calling Area /@... will also unpack the data. $\endgroup$ – user21 Jun 24 '16 at 2:18
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    $\begingroup$ @JasonB, basically internally MeshCellMeasure calls a C code version of Area[allcells]. On top level things were a bit better if one could call something like Area[MeshPrimitives[mesh, 2][[All, 1]]] $\endgroup$ – user21 Jun 24 '16 at 2:38

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