BIT Numerical Mathematics

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 426–433 | Cite as

The rectangle intersection problem revisited

  • H. -W. Six
  • D. Wood
Part I Computer Science


We take another look at the problem of intersecting rectangles with parallel sides. For this we derive a one-pass, time optimal algorithm which is easy to program, generalizes tod dimensions well, and illustrates a basic duality in its data structures and approach.


Data Structure Optimal Algorithm Computational Mathematic Basic Duality Intersection Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. -W. Six
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. Wood
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut Für Angewandte Informatik Und Formale BeschreibungsverfahrenUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheWest Germany
  2. 2.Unit for Computer ScienceMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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