(t, m, s)-Nets and Maximized Minimum Distance

  • Leonhard Grünschloß
  • Johannes Hanika
  • Ronnie Schwede
  • Alexander Keller

Summary

Many experiments in computer graphics imply that the average quality of quasi-Monte Carlo integro-approximation is improved as the minimal distance of the point set grows. While the definition of (t, m, s)-nets in base b guarantees extensive stratification properties, which are best for t = 0, sampling points can still lie arbitrarily close together. We remove this degree of freedom, report results of two computer searches for (0, m, 2)-nets in base 2 with maximized minimum distance, and present an inferred construction for general m. The findings are especially useful in computer graphics and, unexpectedly, some (0, m, 2)-nets with the best minimum distance properties cannot be generated in the classical way using generator matrices.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonhard Grünschloß
    • 1
  • Johannes Hanika
    • 1
  • Ronnie Schwede
    • 2
  • Alexander Keller
    • 1
  1. 1.Ulm UniversityGermany
  2. 2.EawagSwiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and TechnologySwitzerland

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