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A Counterexample to a Diameter Algorithm for Convex Polygons

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2 Author(s)
Binay K. Bhattacharya ; School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montreal, P.Q., Canada. ; Godfried T. Toussaint

Recently, Snyder and Tang [1] proposed an algorithm for finding the diameter of a convex polygon. In this note a family of convex polygons is described for which their algorithm fails. It is also pointed out that the diameter of an arbitrary simple n-vertex polygon can be computed in O(n) time.

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IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence  (Volume:PAMI-4 ,  Issue: 3 )