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Lutz Gehlen
January 30, 2010 22:18
Name space discussion Math::BestRotation
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Hello everybody,
I have developed a module that computes the best rotation that maps 
a set of vectors onto another set of vectors. "Best rotation" means 
here that it minimizes the sum of the squared distances between each 
two corresponding vectors.

The working title of the module is Math::BestRotation. The name is 
not entirely accurate, because the module can also (if the user 
chooses so) find the best orthogonal map (including rotations 
combined with a reflection). So Math::BestOrthogonal or 
Math::BestOrthogonalMap would be alternative names. However, I think 
for people trying to find my module, the keyword rotation is most 

I'm not really looking for a new name, personally I am happy with 
Math::BestRotation. This is rather a "request for comments" so to 
speak. So if you have any comments, please let me know.

Thanks and best wishes

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