Ellipse fitting in python?

Helmut Jarausch jarausch at igpm.rwth-aachen.de
Thu Jul 15 12:41:42 CEST 2004

Ron Kneusel wrote:
> Is there a python package out there that supports fitting a set of 2D
> points to an ellipse?  I haven't been able to find one.

It's not so easy; it's a nonlinear orthogonal distance regression problem.
I know of a FORTRAN package and I myself have a (more general) package written
in Scilab ( a Matlab "clone" )

If you have just a few datasets, I'll compute a fit for you.
But implementing it in Python would be much work.

Helmut Jarausch

Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
RWTH - Aachen University
D 52056 Aachen, Germany

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