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# geom2d

### David Legland (view profile)

13 Jun 2005 (Updated )

Geometry library for matlab. Performs geometric computations on points, lines, circles, polygons...

convexification(varargin)
```function co = convexification(varargin)
%CONVEXIFICATION Compute the convexification of a polygon
%
%   CO = convexification(H)
%   Creates convexification from support function. Support function is
%   supposed to be uniformly distributed over [0 2pi].
%
%   CO = convexification(POLYGON)
%   Computes support function of the polygon, then the corresponding
%   convexification.
%
%   CO = convexification(POLYGON, N)
%   Uses N points for convexification computation. Note that the number of
%   points of CO can be lower than N.
%
%   CAUTION: The result will be valid only for convex polygons.
%
%   polygons2d, supportFunction
%
% ---------
% author: David Legland
% created the 12/01/2005.
% Copyright 2010 INRA - Cepia Software Platform.
%

%   HISTORY
%   13/06/2007: clean up code

if ~isempty(varargin)>0
var = varargin{1};
if size(var, 2)==1
h = var;
else
poly = var;
N = 128;
if length(varargin)>1
N = varargin{2};
end
h = supportFunction(poly, N);
end
else
error('not enough input arguments');
end

N   = length(h);
u   = (0:2*pi/N:2*pi*(1-1/N))';
v   = [cos(u) sin(u)].*[h h];

i1  = 1:N;
i2  = [2:N 1];
i3  = [3:N 1 2];

circ = zeros(N, 4);
for i=1:N
circ(i, 1:4) = createDirectedCircle(v(i1(i),:), v(i2(i),:), v(i3(i), :));
end

% remove non direct-oriented circles
circ = circ(circ(:,4)==0, :);

% keep only circles seen several times
dp = diff(circ(:,1:2));
dp = sum(dp.*dp, 2);
ind1 = [1; find(dp<1e-10)+1];
circ = circ(ind1, :);

% keep only one instance of each circle
dp = diff(circ(:,1:2));
dp = sum(dp.*dp, 2);
ind = [1; find(dp>1e-10)+1];
co = 2*circ(ind, 1:2);

% eventually remove the last point if it is the same as the first one
if distancePoints(co(1,:), co(end, :))<1e-10 && size(co, 1)>1
co = co(1:end-1,:);
end

```