Discrete & Computational Geometry

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 361–368

Optimal output-sensitive convex hull algorithms in two and three dimensions

  • T. M. Chan

DOI: 10.1007/BF02712873

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Chan, T.M. Discrete Comput Geom (1996) 16: 361. doi:10.1007/BF02712873


We present simple output-sensitive algorithms that construct the convex hull of a set ofn points in two or three dimensions in worst-case optimalO (n logh) time andO (n) space, whereh denotes the number of vertices of the convex hull.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. M. Chan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada