tetrahedron, a Python code which carries out geometric calculations involving a general tetrahedron, including solid and facial angles, face areas, point containment, distances to a point, circumsphere and insphere, measures of shape quality, centroid, barycentric coordinates, edges and edge lengths, random sampling, and volumes.


The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.


tetrahedron is available in a C version and a C++ version and a Fortran90 version and a MATLAB version and a Python version.

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Last revised on 04 May 2022.