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By usureluflorianr, history, 7 months ago, In English,

Hey! Does anybody know how to solve this? Given n segments, count how many pairs of segments have a common point. There are no 2 overlapping segments and the segments are can make any angle with the origin of the cartesian plane.

 
 
 
 
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you can do this with a sweepline approach Bentley–Ottmann algorithm

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    But if number of crossings is big (quadratic, let's say) this algorithms is bad since it explicitly lists all of them and count them one by one. However, I am not sure if the original problem is solvable at all in something like O(n^1.999) or whatever.

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      well there are improved versions for example in $$$O(n^{\log_2(1+\sqrt{5})}) \approx O(n^{1.695})$$$ from Chazelle or in $$$O(n^{1.5} \log{n})$$$ from Mairson and Stolfi. Thats still slower than $$$O(n \log{n})$$$ but i don't know any better algorithms for this or any lower bounds for the counting problem...