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A suite of minimal bounding objects

version 1.2.0.0 (268 KB) by John D'Errico
Suite of tools to compute minimal bounding circles, rectangles, triangles, spheres, incircles, etc.

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Updated 23 May 2014

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I've written quite a few separate tools to generate a minimal bounding object of some ilk. So if you have a set of points in the plane, and wish to generate the minimal bounding...
- rectangle
- triangle
- general quadrilateral
- circle
- parallelogram
- semi-circle

there is a tool in here to solve your task efficiently. You will also find minboundsphere, for 3-d data. Inscribed objects are also supported, computed by incircle and insphere.

Caveat - if you have only an image, don't expect these tools to work directly. (The image processing toolbox can do much here anyway - look there first.) In order to use these tools, I require a set of extracted points.

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John D'Errico (2021). A suite of minimal bounding objects (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/34767-a-suite-of-minimal-bounding-objects), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Created with R2007b
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Inspired: Minimal Bounding Box, Polarizability_GUI5

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