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# Program that check for the roundness of ellipse?

In my program i am creating a ellipse which bounds some points. When the points are normal distributed, the ellipse turns into a circle, which means a mask has to be increased. But how do i check for the roundness of the bounding ellipse?

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Have you tried the ratio between the 2 axes? If it is 1 (or very close to 1) than it is (may be) a circle

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Sort by » oldest newest most voted In order to obtain the roundness of an object, you either extract the roundness k or the eccentricity e of the object. With eccentricity being a better measure because it has a clearly defined range of values and therefore it can be compared much better.

The roundness k can easily be calculated by dividing the square of the perimeter p with the area A: However, because a circle has a maximal Area A within a given perimeter p, a scaling of roundness k is performed: Therefore, k for a circle is equal 1, while for other objects > 1. On the other hand eccentricity e can derived from the semi-major and semi-minor axes a and b of an object:  Moreover, eccentricity can be calculated from the central moments of second order: The eccentricity can have values from 0 to 1. 0 corresponds to a perfectly round object while 1 to a line shaped object. Therefore using the moments class I guess you can achieve your task. Furthermore, here there is an sort of example where it computes some of the above properties. it is in old C api but I do not think that it would be that hard to port it to the new C++ api.

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Asked: 2015-04-16 06:55:08 -0500

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