Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 21:06:52 -0700
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Density Optimization PROC Command in Base SAS?
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I have a central x,y point with units scattered around it. I need to
in essence shrink-wrap an optimal outline that maximizes the number if
included units per sq. meter while minimizing empty space. I'll be
dividing the circle into slices with varying radii. I have no problem
writing code that would select an optimal radius given a fixed number
of slices that all have consistent ranges of degrees (i.e. 10 degree
increments starting at 0)
However, is there a procedure that would help optimize the number of
slices, size of slice (not fixed increments) AND the radii for each
slice? I'm imagining the final output as a number of slices (a list of
starting/ending degrees) and for each slice the optimal radius.
At this point I'm just trying to get some general help hone my problem
solving; possibly a reference to a relevant SAS command or PROC?