Triangulation and Shape-Complexity

  title={Triangulation and Shape-Complexity},
  author={Bernard Chazelle and Janet Incerpi},
  journal={ACM Trans. Graph.},
This paper describes a new method for triangulating a simple n-sided polygon. The algorithm runs in time O(n log s), with s _< n. The quantity s measures the sinuosity of the polygon, that is, the number of times the boundary alternates between complete spirals of opposite orientation. The value of s is in practice a very small constant, even for extremely winding polygons. Our algorithm is the first method whose performance is linear in the number of vertices, up to within a factor that… CONTINUE READING


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