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QwtWeedingCurveFitter - Man Page

A curve fitter implementing Douglas and Peucker algorithm.

Synopsis

#include <qwt_weeding_curve_fitter.h>

Inherits QwtCurveFitter.

Public Member Functions

QwtWeedingCurveFitter (double tolerance=1.0)
virtual ~QwtWeedingCurveFitter ()
Destructor.
void setTolerance (double)
double tolerance () const
void setChunkSize (uint)
uint chunkSize () const
virtual QPolygonF fitCurve (const QPolygonF &) const override
virtual QPainterPath fitCurvePath (const QPolygonF &) const override

Additional Inherited Members

Detailed Description

A curve fitter implementing Douglas and Peucker algorithm.

The purpose of the Douglas and Peucker algorithm is that given a 'curve' composed of line segments to find a curve not too dissimilar but that has fewer points. The algorithm defines 'too dissimilar' based on the maximum distance (tolerance) between the original curve and the smoothed curve.

The runtime of the algorithm increases non linear ( worst case O( n*n ) ) and might be very slow for huge polygons. To avoid performance issues it might be useful to split the polygon ( setChunkSize() ) and to run the algorithm for these smaller parts. The disadvantage of having no interpolation at the borders is for most use cases irrelevant.

The smoothed curve consists of a subset of the points that defined the original curve.

In opposite to QwtSplineCurveFitter the Douglas and Peucker algorithm reduces the number of points. By adjusting the tolerance parameter according to the axis scales QwtSplineCurveFitter can be used to implement different level of details to speed up painting of curves of many points.

Definition at line 38 of file qwt_weeding_curve_fitter.h.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

QwtWeedingCurveFitter::QwtWeedingCurveFitter (double tolerance = 1.0) [explicit]

Constructor

Parameters

tolerance Tolerance

See also

setTolerance(), tolerance()

Definition at line 50 of file qwt_weeding_curve_fitter.cpp.

Member Function Documentation

uint QwtWeedingCurveFitter::chunkSize () const

Returns

Maximum for the number of points passed to a run of the algorithm - or 0, when unlimited

See also

setChunkSize()

Definition at line 114 of file qwt_weeding_curve_fitter.cpp.

QPolygonF QwtWeedingCurveFitter::fitCurve (const QPolygonF & points) const [override], [virtual]

Parameters

points Series of data points

Returns

Curve points

See also

fitCurvePath()

Implements QwtCurveFitter.

Definition at line 124 of file qwt_weeding_curve_fitter.cpp.

QPainterPath QwtWeedingCurveFitter::fitCurvePath (const QPolygonF & points) const [override], [virtual]

Parameters

points Series of data points

Returns

Curve path

See also

fitCurve()

Implements QwtCurveFitter.

Definition at line 151 of file qwt_weeding_curve_fitter.cpp.

void QwtWeedingCurveFitter::setChunkSize (uint numPoints)

Limit the number of points passed to a run of the algorithm

The runtime of the Douglas Peucker algorithm increases non linear with the number of points. For a chunk size > 0 the polygon is split into pieces passed to the algorithm one by one.

Parameters

numPoints Maximum for the number of points passed to the algorithm

See also

chunkSize()

Definition at line 101 of file qwt_weeding_curve_fitter.cpp.

void QwtWeedingCurveFitter::setTolerance (double tolerance)

Assign the tolerance

The tolerance is the maximum distance, that is acceptable between the original curve and the smoothed curve.

Increasing the tolerance will reduce the number of the resulting points.

Parameters

tolerance Tolerance

See also

tolerance()

Definition at line 76 of file qwt_weeding_curve_fitter.cpp.

double QwtWeedingCurveFitter::tolerance () const

Returns

Tolerance

See also

setTolerance()

Definition at line 85 of file qwt_weeding_curve_fitter.cpp.

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