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Remove polyshape boundary



polyout = rmboundary(polyin,I) returns a polyshape object made up of the polygon polyin with the Ith boundary removed.

polyout = rmboundary(polyin,I,'Simplify',TF) specifies how to treat ill-defined polygons.


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Create a polygon made up of two triangles, and then remove the triangle whose centroid is nearer to the point (4,2). You can use the sortboundaries function to access the boundary index corresponding to the triangle closer to the reference point, which is 1 after sorting.

x1 = [0 1 2];
y1 = [0 1 0];
x2 = [2 3 4];
y2 = [1 2 1];
polyin = polyshape({x1,x2},{y1,y2});

polysort = sortboundaries(polyin,'centroid','ascend','ReferencePoint',[4 2]);
polyout = rmboundary(polysort,1);

Input Arguments

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Input polyshape, specified as a scalar.

Data Types: polyshape

Boundary index, specified as a scalar integer or vector of integers. Each element of I corresponds to a single boundary of the input polyshape.

Data Types: double | single | int8 | int16 | int32 | int64 | uint8 | uint16 | uint32 | uint64

Simplify indicator, specified as one of these values:

  • true — Alter polygon vertices to produce a well-defined polygon when the input vertices produce intersections or improper nesting.

  • false — Do not alter input vertices regardless of intersections or improper nesting. Computing with ill-defined polygons can lead to inaccurate or unexpected results.

Data Types: logical

Extended Capabilities

Version History

Introduced in R2017b