Computing the Diameter of a Point Set

Grégoire Malandain

Jean-Daniel Boissonnat

Given a finite set of points P in Rd, the diameter of P is defined as the maximum distance between two points of P. We propose a very simple algorithm to compute the diameter of a finite set of points. Although the algorithm is not worst-case optimal, it appears to be extremely fast for a large variety of point distributions.



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