# Awesome

# Awesome Computational Geometry

A curated list of awesome computational geometry visualizations, libraries, and resources.

Computational geometry is a topic in computer science that focuses on solving problems in geometry. Applications of computational geometry include computer-aided design, robotics, GIS systems, and computer vision.

## Contents

- Algorithm Visualizations
- Books
- Notes
- Libraries
- Conferences
- Journals
- Competitive Programming
- Courses
- Miscellaneous

## Algorithm Visualizations

- Convex Hull - The convex hull of a shape is the smallest convex set that contains it.
- Convex Hull Algorithms - A website with visualizations of many convex hull algorithms, including gift wrapping, Graham's scan, quickhull, divide and conquer, monotone chain, and Chan's algorithm.
- Chan's Algorithm - An optimal output-sensitive algorithm to compute the convex hull of a set of points in 2 or 3 dimensions.
- Kirkpatrick's Point location - A data structure and method for point location with O(n) space and O(log n) query time using triangulation.
- Voronoi Diagrams - A partition of a plane into regions close to a given set of points.
- Fortune's Algorithm - A sweep line algorithm for generating the Voronoi diagram in O(n log n) time and O(n) space.
- Point/Line Duality - A type of mathematical duality frequently used in computational geometry algorithms.
- k-d tree - A method of partitioning k-dimensional space in an efficient way for searches like nearest neighbors.
- Configuration Space - The space of possible configurations of an object like a robot.

## Books

- Computational Geometry: Algorithms and Applications - A textbook by Mark de Berg, Otfried Cheong, Marc van Kreveld, and Mark Overmars (2008).
- Computational Geometry in C - A popular introduction to the design and implementation of geometry algorithms arising in areas such as computer graphics, robotics, and engineering design by Joseph O'Rourke (1998).
- Computational Geometry: An Introduction - An introductory textbook by Franco P. Preparata and Michael I. Shamos (1993).
- Algorithmic Geometry - A textbook by Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Mariette Yvinec, and Herve Bronniman (1998).
- Discrete and Computational Geometry - A comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the intermingling of discrete geometry, a relatively new development in pure mathematics, and computational geometry, an emerging area in applications-driven computer science by Satyan L. Devadoss and Joseph O'Rourke (2011).
- Interactive Computational Geometry - A taxonomic approach - An interactive introduction to some of the fundamental algorithms of computational geometry with Mathematica by Jim Arlow (2014).

## Notes

- Lecture Notes - Lecture notes from CMSC 754 Computational Geometry at the University of Maryland by David Mount (2002).
- Handbook of Discrete and Computational Geometry - A handbook by Jacob E. Goodman, Joseph O'Rourke, and Csaba D. Tóth (2017).
- Handbook of Computational Geometry - An overview of key concepts and results in computational geometry by J. R. Sack, and J. Urrutia (1998).
- Computing in Euclidean Geometry - A collection of surveys and exploratory articles about recent developments in the field of computational Euclidean geometry by Ding-Zhu Du and Frank Hwang (1995).

## Libraries

- CGAL - A software project that provides easy access to efficient and reliable geometric algorithms in the form of a C++ library. This website also has explanations of many of these algorithms.
- Wykobi - An extremely efficient, robust, and simple to use C++ 2D/3D oriented computational geometry library.
- geometry3Sharp - Open-Source, Boost-licensed C# library for geometric computing.
- Computational Geometry Software Libraries - UIUC's large collection and library of geometric software by Jeff Erickson.
- The Stony Brook Algorithm Repository - A repository of algorithms based on The Algorithm Design Manual.
- Geometric Tools - A library of source code for computing in the fields of mathematics, graphics, image analysis, and physics that includes some computational geometry algorithms.
- GeoLib - A fast and efficient computational geometry library available in C++, C# and Java.
- hull.js - JavaScript library that builds the convex hull of a set of points.
- S2 Geometry Library - A package for manipulating geometric shapes. Unlike many geometry libraries, S2 is primarily designed to work with spherical geometry, i.e., shapes drawn on a sphere rather than on a planar 2D map. This makes it especially suitable for working with geographic data.
- Computational Geometry Unity Library - A library of computational geometry algorithms for Unity.

## Conferences

### Strictly Computational Geometry

- Symposium on Computational Geometry - An annual symposium.
- The Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry - An annual international event for the dissemination of new results in the fields of computational and combinatorial geometry. The conference is usually held in a Canadian city sometime in mid-August.
- Japan Conference on Discrete and Computational Geometry, Graphs, and Games - A conference held annually since 1997, except for 2008.

### Broader

- Symposium on Discrete Algorithms - ACM-SIAM, held annually.
- Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing - STOC covers all areas of research within Algorithms and Computation Theory.
- IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science - The flagship conference sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on the Mathematical Foundations of Computing (TCMF) and covers a broad range of theoretical computer science.
- Annual Allerton Conference on Communications, Control and Computing - Draws some of the brightest minds from industry, academia, and government to discuss innovation in the fields of communication, control, and computing.

## Journals

- arXiv - Recent submissions to arXiv about computational geometry.
- Elsevier - A forum for research in theoretical and applied aspects of computational geometry.
- Journal of Computational Geometry - An international open access journal devoted to publishing original research of the highest quality in all aspects of computational geometry.

## Competitive Programming

- HackerEarth - A set of articles on computational geometry.
- TopCoder - A set of articles on computational geometry.
- HackerRank - A set of programming problems using computational geometry.
- GeeksforGeeks - Implementations and explanations for a large number of commonly asked questions and common topics in geometric algorithms.

## Courses

### Open Courses

- MIT OCW - A course taught by Nicholas Patrikalakis and Takashi Maekawa in 2013.
- Udemy - A course about implementing computational geometry algorithms in C++.
- edX - A course in computational geometry.
- Brilliant - Practice problems for basic concepts in computational geometry.

### University Courses

- Brown University - A course taught by Roberto Tamassia in 2005.
- Washington University in St. Louis - A course taught by Tao Ju in 2017.
- The University of Maryland - A course taught by Dave Mount in 2002.
- UC Santa Barbara - A course taught by Subhash Suri in 2021.
- UIUC - A course taught by Jeff Erickson in 2022.
- UC Berkeley - A course taught by Jonathan Shewchuk in 2019.
- Tufts - A course taught by Diane Souvaine in 2022.
- KIT - A course taught by Tamara Mchedlidze and Chih-Hung Liu in 2018.

## Miscellaneous

- The Open Problems Project - A project aimed to record important open problems in computational geometry and related fields.
- Wolfram - Documentation for computational geometry algorithms implemented in the Wolfram language.
- Matlab - Documentation for computational geometry algorithms implemented in the Matlab.

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