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On the design of CGAL a computational geometry algorithms library
 SOFTW. – PRACT. EXP
, 1999
"... CGAL is a Computational Geometry Algorithms Library written in C++, which is being developed by research groups in Europe and Israel. The goal is to make the large body of geometric algorithms developed in the field of computational geometry available for industrial application. We discuss the major ..."
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CGAL is a Computational Geometry Algorithms Library written in C++, which is being developed by research groups in Europe and Israel. The goal is to make the large body of geometric algorithms developed in the field of computational geometry available for industrial application. We discuss the major design goals for CGAL, which are correctness, flexibility, easeofuse, efficiency, and robustness, and present our approach to reach these goals. Generic programming using templates in C++ plays a central role in the architecture of CGAL. We give a short introduction to generic programming in C++, compare it to the objectoriented programming paradigm, and present examples where both paradigms are used effectively in CGAL. Moreover, we give an overview of the current structure of the CGALlibrary and consider software engineering aspects in the CGALproject.
Robust Geometric Computation
, 1997
"... Nonrobustness refers to qualitative or catastrophic failures in geometric algorithms arising from numerical errors. Section... ..."
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Nonrobustness refers to qualitative or catastrophic failures in geometric algorithms arising from numerical errors. Section...
A Core Library For Robust Numeric and Geometric Computation
 In 15th ACM Symp. on Computational Geometry
, 1999
"... Nonrobustness is a wellknown problem in many areas of computational science. Until now, robustness techniques and the construction of robust algorithms have been the province of experts in this field of research. We describe a new C/C++ library (Core) for robust numeric and geometric computation ba ..."
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Nonrobustness is a wellknown problem in many areas of computational science. Until now, robustness techniques and the construction of robust algorithms have been the province of experts in this field of research. We describe a new C/C++ library (Core) for robust numeric and geometric computation based on the principles of Exact Geometric Computation (EGC). Through our library, for the first time, any programmer can write robust and efficient algorithms. The Core Library is based on a novel numerical core that is powerful enough to support EGC for algebraic problems. This is coupled with a simple delivery mechanism which transparently extends conventional C/C++ programs into robust codes. We are currently addressing efficiency issues in our library: (a) at the compiler and language level, (b) at the level of incorporating EGC techniques, as well as the (c) the system integration of both (a) and (b). Pilot experimental results are described. The basic library is available at http://cs.nyu.edu...
The Delaunay hierarchy
 Internat. J. Found. Comput. Sci
"... We propose a new data structure to compute the Delaunay triangulation of a set of points in the plane. It combines good worst case complexity, fast behavior on real data, small memory occupation and the possibility of fully dynamic insertions and deletions. The location structure is organized into s ..."
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We propose a new data structure to compute the Delaunay triangulation of a set of points in the plane. It combines good worst case complexity, fast behavior on real data, small memory occupation and the possibility of fully dynamic insertions and deletions. The location structure is organized into several levels. The lowest level just consists of the triangulation, then each level contains the triangulation of a small sample of the level below. Point location is done by walking in a triangulation to determine the nearest neighbor of the query at that level, then the walk restarts from that neighbor at the level below. Using a small subset (3%) to sample a level allows a small memory occupation; the walk and the use of the nearest neighbor to change levels quickly locate the query.
Algebraic methods and arithmetic filtering for exact predicates on circle arcs
 Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications
"... The purpose of this paper is to present a new method to design exact geometric predicates in algorithms dealing with curved objects such as circular arcs. We focus on the comparison of the abscissae of two intersection points of circle arcs, which is known to be a difficult predicate involved in the ..."
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The purpose of this paper is to present a new method to design exact geometric predicates in algorithms dealing with curved objects such as circular arcs. We focus on the comparison of the abscissae of two intersection points of circle arcs, which is known to be a difficult predicate involved in the computation of arrangements of circle arcs. We present an algorithm for deciding the xorder of intersections from the signs of the coefficients of a polynomial, obtained by a general approach based on resultants. This method allows the use of efficient arithmetic and filtering techniques leading to fast implementation as shown by the experimental results. 1
Robust Plane Sweep for Intersecting Segments
, 1997
"... In this paper, we reexamine in the framework of robust computation the BentleyOttmann algorithm for reporting intersecting pairs of segments in the plane. This algorithm has been reported as being very sensitive to numerical errors. Indeed, a simple analysis reveals that it involves predicates of d ..."
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In this paper, we reexamine in the framework of robust computation the BentleyOttmann algorithm for reporting intersecting pairs of segments in the plane. This algorithm has been reported as being very sensitive to numerical errors. Indeed, a simple analysis reveals that it involves predicates of degree 5, presumably never evaluated exactly in most implementation. Within the exactcomputation paradigm we introduce two models of computation aimed at replacing the conventional model of realnumber arithmetic. The first model (predicate arithmetic) assumes the exact evaluation of the signs of algebraic expressions of some degree, and the second model (exact arithmetic) assumes the exact computation of the value of...
Checking the Convexity of Polytopes and the Planarity of Subdivisions
, 1998
"... This paper considers the problem of verifying the correctness of geometric structures. In particular, we design simple optimal checkers for convex polytopes in two and higher dimensions, and for various types of planar subdivisions, such as triangulations, Delaunay triangulations, and convex subdivi ..."
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This paper considers the problem of verifying the correctness of geometric structures. In particular, we design simple optimal checkers for convex polytopes in two and higher dimensions, and for various types of planar subdivisions, such as triangulations, Delaunay triangulations, and convex subdivisions. Their performance is analyzed also in terms of the algorithmic degree, which characterizes the arithmetic precision required
Applications of computational geometry to geographic information systems
 In: J.R. Sack and J. Urrutia (Eds), Handbook of Computational Geometry. (Amsterdam, Elsevier Science B.V
, 1999
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Recent progress in exact geometric computation
 J. of Logic and Algebraic Programming
, 2004
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Efficient Algorithms for Line and Curve Segment Intersection Using Restricted Predicates
, 1999
"... We consider whether restricted sets of geometric predicates support efficient algorithms to solve line and curve segment intersection problems in the plane. Our restrictions are based on the notion of algebraic degree, proposed by Preparata and others as a way to guide the search for efficient al ..."
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We consider whether restricted sets of geometric predicates support efficient algorithms to solve line and curve segment intersection problems in the plane. Our restrictions are based on the notion of algebraic degree, proposed by Preparata and others as a way to guide the search for efficient algorithms that can be implemented in more realistic computational models than the Real RAM.