[R] a question about box counting

From: Rajarshi Guha <rxg218_at_psu.edu>
Date: Tue 05 Apr 2005 - 04:22:53 EST


Hi,
  I have a set of x,y data points and each data point lies between (0,0) and (1,1). Of this set I have selected all those that lie in the lower triangle (of the plot of these points).

What I would like to do is to divide the region (0,0) to (1,1) into cells of say, side = 0.01 and then count the number of cells that contain a point.

My first approach is to generate the coordinates of these cells and then loop over the point list to see whether a point lies in a cell or not.

However this seems to be very inefficient esepcially since I will have 1000's of points.

Has anybody dealt with this type of problem and are there routines to handle it?



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