[R] Better way to find distances between points in a set?
carl at witthoft.com
Wed Dec 10 00:49:24 CET 2008
I was playing around a bit to see how I could find the two points in a
set of points (or ordered pairs) furthest from each other.
Here's what I did:
1) created a Nrow by 2col matrix, so each row contains an x,y coordinate
2) fed the matrix to a nested mapply (cv is my matrix):
Then I just did which.max(alldist) and found the original two points by
figuring out what row, col the results of which.max referred to.
So, what's a better, or cleaner way to do all this? That is, is there a
function in some package that will do anything like my nested mapply
thing, and is there a better tool than which.max for locating a position
in a matrix?
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