I have noted several instances here and here where
ConvexHullMesh, introduced in v10 has been used to greatly simplify some geometry problems. Determining the volume of a region encompassing a set of 3D points,
pts is now simply:
Is there an equally simplified method for determining the surface area of this convex hull?
Note, the documentation for
ConvexHullMesh suggests that the area can be obtained, using
RegionMeasure, however I suspect this is a typo, since
RegionMeasure gives an area only if the points have a dimension of 2.