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Mathematical Computation

Mathematical computation software lurks behind the scenes of nearly all Geometry Center projects. To visualize a geometric object, it is usually necessary to compute things -- vertices, edges, faces, colormaps, normals, convex hulls -- the list is virtually endless. Sometimes it is necessary to write specialized software to make these calculations, but often it is more efficient to utilize general purpose computational software.

The Center has a good selection of mathematical computation software and library functions. However, there is a vast quantity of publicly available mathematical software and code on the net. Consult the mathematical software resource page for additional sources of information.

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