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Re: Enclose 5 points with a circle
Posted: Jun 2, 2014 8:13 AM
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> Hi,
> I'm trying to work out the algorithm to find the
> centroid and radius to allow me to draw the smallest
> circle that encloses all points (p[])
> I've got an approx algorithm using the centroid and
> the radius equation but it's not quite accurate
> enough.
> Is anyone aware of a better algorithm?
> LH

A conic and in special cases an ellipse can be drawn through 5 points, whose semi major axis is possibly the required circle radius.Don't know for hyperbola.


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