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From Curtis Jensen <cur...@the-jensens.org>
Subject Re: [math] Union Produces In-Line Vertex
Date Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:54:46 GMT
On Sat, Aug 3, 2013 at 6:52 AM, Luc Maisonobe <luc@spaceroots.org> wrote:
> Hi Curtis,
>
> Le 29/07/2013 23:37, Curtis Jensen a écrit :
>> The 2D Euclidean union function sometimes produces an extra, in-line, vertex.
>>
>> For example, in the "testUnion" function in the
>> org.apache.commons.math3.geometry.euclidean.twod.PolygonsSetTest, the
>> "set" produced by the union of "set1" and "set2" has 9 vertices. I
>> believe that there should only be 8.  The extra vertex is 3,2; which
>> is in-line between the vertices 3,1 and 3,3.
>>
>> The overall shape of the union is correct; however, there is a vertex
>> that really is not a vertex (an intersection of two distinct line
>> segments).
>>
>> Is this the intended behavior or perhaps a bug?
>
> It is an artefact of the way the outline is built. The inner
> representation is not an outline (it's a BSP tree) so there is a
> transformation to recover the boundary. Extra points may occur here.
>
> For now, we don't renormalize the boundary representation after building it.
>

Understood.  I'll accept that those points might show up in the unions.

Thanks for the explanation,
Curtis

> best regards,
> Luc
>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Curtis
>>

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