View Full Version : Calculating eigen vectors from a set of points

01-17-2013, 01:00 PM
I have a set of points. I would like to calculate eigen vectors for that point sets. Could any one help me how that can be done. Thanks.

01-23-2013, 04:21 AM
an eigenvector q is a vector which solves M*q=lambda*q with M being a matrix and lambda being a scalar value. i do not see any relation to a point set there.

01-23-2013, 09:44 AM
Do you mean eigen-vectors that defines the orientation of the box that minimizes the volume wich enclosing the point cloud?

01-23-2013, 12:45 PM
I meant that. I found VTK has an implementation of that vtkOBBTree.cxx. This helped me understand how to construct eigen vectors from a set of points.