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UBC CS TR-94-28 Summary

Computing the largest inscribed isothetic rectangle, December 1994 Helmut Alt, David Hsu and Jack Snoeyink, 6 pages

This paper describes an algorithm to compute, in Theta(log n) time, a rectangle that is contained in a convex n-gon, has sides parallel to the coordinate axes, and has maximum area. With a slight modification it will compute the smallest perimeter. The algorithm uses a tentative prune-and-search approach, even though this problem does not appear to fit into the functional framework of Kirkpatrick and Snoeyink.


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