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Pure Python implementation of d-dimensional AABB tree.

Project description


AABBTree is a pure Python implementation of a static d-dimensional axis aligned bounding box (AABB) tree. It is heavily based on Introductory Guide to AABB Tree Collision Dectection from Azure From The Trenches.


AABBTree is available through PyPI and can be installed by running:

pip install aabb

To test that the package installed properly, run:

python -c "import aabb"

Alternatively, the package can be installed from source by downloading the latest release from the AABBTree repository on GitHub. Extract the source and, from the top-level directory, run:

pip install -e .

The --user flag may be needed, depending on permissions.


The following example shows how to build an AABB tree and test for overlap:

>>> from aabb import AABB, AABBTree
>>> tree = AABBTree()
>>> aabb1 = AABB([(0, 0), (0, 0)])
>>> aabb2 = AABB([(-1, 1), (-1, 1)])
>>> aabb3 = AABB([(4, 5), (2, 3)])
>>> tree.add(aabb1, 'box 1')
>>> tree.does_overlap(aabb2)
>>> tree.overlap_values(aabb2)
['box 1']
>>> tree.does_overlap(aabb3)
>>> tree.add(aabb3)
>>> print(tree)
AABB: [(0, 5), (0, 3)]
Value: None
  AABB: [(0, 0), (0, 0)]
  Value: box 1
  Left: None
  Right: None
  AABB: [(4, 5), (2, 3)]
  Value: None
  Left: None
  Right: None


Documentation for the project will be available online soon.


Contributions to the project are welcome. Please visit the AABBTree repository to clone the source files, create a pull request, and submit issues.

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