19 December 2002 Multiscale geometric analysis for 3D catalogs
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We have developed tools for analysis of 3D volumetric data which allow sensitive characterizations of filamentary structures in 3D point clouds. These tools rapidly compute multiscale X-ray transforms of the data volume. Subcubes of varying locations and scales are extracted from the data volume and each is analyzed by integrating along a strategically chosen set of line segments covering all different orientations. The underlying motivation is that point clouds with different degrees of filamentarity will lead to multiscale X-ray coefficients having different distributions when viewed at the right scale. The multiscale approach guarantees that information from all scales is available; by extracting the information from the transform in a statistically appropriate fashion, we can sensitively resolve differences in details of the filamentarity. We will describe the algorithm and the results of comparing different simulated galaxy distributions.
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David L. Donoho, David L. Donoho, Ofer Levi, Ofer Levi, Jean-Luc Starck, Jean-Luc Starck, Vicent Martinez, Vicent Martinez, "Multiscale geometric analysis for 3D catalogs", Proc. SPIE 4847, Astronomical Data Analysis II, (19 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461971; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461971

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