Given a set S of n points in the plane and a segment e, a center placement of e is a placement (allowing translation and rotation) that minimizes the maximum distance from e to the points of S. We present an algorithm for computing a center placement for S, whose running time is O(n2α(n)log3n), where α(n) is the inverse Ackermann function. The algorithm makes use of the parametric searching technique of Megiddo.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Optimization
- Computational Mathematics
- Computational Theory and Mathematics