author Dmitriy Morozov <>
Mon, 11 May 2009 12:45:49 -0700
changeset 134 c270826fd4a8
child 139 656ec2838fb8
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Added documentation; for now mostly for the Python bindings

.. _examples:


The most basic example and therefore a good place to start getting acquainted
with the library is the :ref:`triangle-example`. It adds simplices of a triangle
one by one, and then (in case of a :ref:`triangle-zigzag-example`), removes them
one by one.

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The simplest example that instead of specifying the complex explicitly,
constructs it from the input point set is the :ref:`alpha-shape-example`. The
example reads points from a file, determines their dimension dynamically (based
on the number of coordinates in the first line of the file), and then constructs
an alpha shape and outputs its persistence diagram.

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Another example that follows a similar strategy is the computation of the
Vietoris-Rips complex. Since only pairwise distances are required it works with
points in arbitrary dimension. (Of course, in dimensions 2 and 3 the complexes
are much larger than those for the :ref:`alpha-shape-example`).

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