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Subject: Overlapping Circular Area Problem
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 17:11:05 +0000 (UTC)
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I'm working on some data that'll require a geometry code. Essentially, the data is composed of a number of randomly sized circles on a flat surface. I have to see how much overlap is there and the thickness of overlap:

1. Does anyone know a code (or suggestions on how to write a code) to find the total overlapping areas of a number of randomly sized circles? 

2. Of equal importance, I also need to know how many overlap regions overlap once, twice, thrice,... nXs (where n is the total number of circles) and the corresponding areas of overlap once, twice, thrice, nXs. 

Any help will be much appreciated!