# Bio.KDTree.KDTree module¶

KD tree data structure for searching N-dimensional vectors.

The KD tree data structure can be used for all kinds of searches that involve N-dimensional vectors, e.g. neighbor searches (find all points within a radius of a given point) or finding all point pairs in a set that are within a certain radius of each other. See “Computational Geometry: Algorithms and Applications” (Mark de Berg, Marc van Kreveld, Mark Overmars, Otfried Schwarzkopf). Author: Thomas Hamelryck.

class `Bio.KDTree.KDTree.``KDTree`(dim, bucket_size=1)

Bases: `object`

KD tree implementation in C++, SWIG python wrapper.

The KD tree data structure can be used for all kinds of searches that involve N-dimensional vectors, e.g. neighbor searches (find all points within a radius of a given point) or finding all point pairs in a set that are within a certain radius of each other.

Reference:

Computational Geometry: Algorithms and Applications Second Edition Mark de Berg, Marc van Kreveld, Mark Overmars, Otfried Schwarzkopf published by Springer-Verlag 2nd rev. ed. 2000. ISBN: 3-540-65620-0

The KD tree data structure is described in chapter 5, pg. 99.

The following article made clear to me that the nodes should contain more than one point (this leads to dramatic speed improvements for the “all fixed radius neighbor search”, see below):

JL Bentley, “Kd trees for semidynamic point sets,” in Sixth Annual ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry, vol. 91. San Francisco, 1990

This KD implementation also performs a “all fixed radius neighbor search”, i.e. it can find all point pairs in a set that are within a certain radius of each other. As far as I know the algorithm has not been published.

`__init__`(self, dim, bucket_size=1)

Initialize KDTree class.

`set_coords`(self, coords)

Add the coordinates of the points.

Arguments:
• coords: two dimensional NumPy array. E.g. if the points have dimensionality D and there are N points, the coords array should be NxD dimensional.

`search`(self, center, radius)

Search all points within radius of center.

Arguments:
• center: one dimensional NumPy array. E.g. if the points have dimensionality D, the center array should be D dimensional.

`get_radii`(self)

Return the list of distances from center after a neighbor search.

`get_indices`(self)

Return the list of indices.

Return the list of indices after a neighbor search. The indices refer to the original coords NumPy array. The coordinates with these indices were within radius of center.

For an index pair, the first index<second index.

All fixed neighbor search.

Search all point pairs that are within radius.

Arguments:
`all_get_indices`(self)
`all_get_radii`(self)