1. kd-tree
  2. Documentation
    1. K-dimensional point space
    2. K-D tree interface
      1. Constructors
      2. Predicates
      3. Accessors
      4. Query procedures
      5. Combinators
      6. Modifiers
  3. Examples
  4. Repository
  5. Version history
  6. License


K-D tree implementation.


This library implements a K-D tree, which is a data structure for organizing and searching points in k-dimensional space.

The K-D tree is a binary search tree in which every branching node contains a k-dimensional point, and every leaf node contains a set of points. Every branching node represents a splitting hyperplane that divides the space into two parts, known as half-spaces.

Points to the left of the splitting hyperplane are contained in the left subtree of the node and points right of the hyperplane are contained in the right subtree. The splitting hyperplane is chosen so as to be perpendicular to one of the axes in the k-dimensional space. The axis at each branching level is chosen in a round-robin fashion. For instance, in 3-D space, at level 0, the chosen axis is X, so points are divided according to their X-coordinates; at level 1, the chosen axis is Y, so the points are divided according to their Y-coordinates; at the next branch level the chosen axis is Z, and so on.

K-dimensional point space

Module kspace provides facilities for managament of K-dimensional point spaces.

[procedure] make-space:: COORDS -> SPACE

Given a list of coordinate collections of length K, constructs a yasos K-dimensional point space object. The coordinate collections can be SRFI-4 f32vectors, or collection objects as defined in the yasos collections module.

[procedure] space? :: OBJECT -> BOOL

K-dimensional point space predicate.

[procedure] dimension :: OBJECT -> INT

Returns the dimensionality of the point space.

[procedure] point :: OBJECT * INT -> REAL LIST

Returns the coordinates of the point at the given index.

[procedure] coord :: OBJECT * INT * INT -> FLOAT

Returns the k'th coordinate of i'th point, starting from 0.

[procedure] compare-coord :: SPACE * INT * INT * INT -> INT

Given the indices of two points and a coordinate index, compares the respective coordinates of the two points and returns -1, 0, or 1, depending on whether the coordinates are less than, equal, or greater than each other.

[procedure] squared-distance :: SPACE * INT * INT -> FLOAT

Returns the square of the Euclidean distance between the points at the given indices.

[procedure] compare-distance :: SPACE * INT * INT -> INT

Compares the square of the Euclidean distance between the points at the given indices.

K-D tree interface


[procedure] make-kd-tree:: SPACE -> OBJECT

Given a kspace object, constructs and returns a yasos spatial map object.


[procedure] spatial-map? :: OBJECT -> BOOL

Returns #t if the given object is a spatial map, #f otherwise.

[procedure] empty? :: OBJECT -> BOOL

Returns #t if the given spatial map object is empty, #f otherwise.

[procedure] kd-tree-is-valid? :: OBJECT -> BOOL

Checks whether the K-D tree property holds for the given spatial map. Specifically, it tests that all points in the left subtree lie to the left of the plane, p is on the plane, and all points in the right subtree lie to the right.

[procedure] kd-tree-all-subtrees-are-valid? :: OBJECT -> BOOL

Checks whether the K-D tree property holds for the given spatial map and all subtrees.


[procedure] get-kspace :: SPATIAL-MAP -> KSPACE

Returns the underlying kspace object of the map.

[procedure] spatial-map->list :: SPATIAL-MAP -> POINT LIST

Returns a list with the points contained in the spatial map.

Query procedures

[procedure] nearest-neighbor :: SPATIAL-MAP * POINT -> POINT

Nearest neighbor of a point.

[procedure] near-neighbors :: SPATIAL-MAP * POINT * RADIUS -> POINT LIST

Neighbors of a point within radius r.

[procedure] k-nearest-neighbors :: SPATIAL-MAP * POINT * INT -> POINT LIST

K nearest neighbors of a point.

[procedure] slice :: SPATIAL-MAP * AXIS * COORD * COORD -> POINT LIST

Returns all points between two planes.


[procedure] spatial-map-for-each :: SPATIAL-MAP * F -> VOID

Point iterator.

[procedure] spatial-map-fold-right :: SPATIAL-MAP * F * INIT -> INIT

Fold on points.

[procedure] spatial-map-fold-right* :: SPATIAL-MAP * F * INIT -> INIT

Fold on points and their indices.


[procedure] kd-tree-remove :: SPATIAL-MAP * POINT -> SPATIAL-MAP


(import scheme (chicken base) 
        yasos random-mtzig kspace kd-tree)

(let* (
       (n (inexact->exact 1e5)) (k 40) (r 1.0) (randst (init 9))
       ;; generate random coordinates
       (xs (randn/f32! n randst))
       (ys (randn/f32! n randst))
       (zs (randn/f32! n randst))
       ;; create a kspace
       (pts (list xs ys zs))
       (kspace3d (make-space pts))
       ;; create the spatial map
       (kdt (make-kd-tree kspace3d))
       ;; choose a random point index
       (xi (inexact->exact (modulo (random! randst) n)))
       ;; retrieve the coordinates of the chosen point
       (x  (point kspace3d xi))

    (print "nearest-neighbor of " x ": " (nearest-neighbor kdt x))
    (print k " nearest neighbors of " x ": " (k-nearest-neighbors kdt x k))
    (print "near neighbors of " x " within " r ": " (near-neighbors kdt k r))




Version history


Copyright 2012-2019 Ivan Raikov

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