# Solve Transportation Problem by Aurenhammer–Hoffmann–Aronov Method

### Description

Solve transportation problem by Aurenhammer–Hoffmann–Aronov Method.

### Usage

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aha(a, b, nscales = 1, scmult = 2, factr = 1e+05, maxit = 10000,
wasser = FALSE, wasser.spt = NA, approx=FALSE, ...)
transport_apply(a, tplan)
transport_error(a, b, tplan)
``` |

### Arguments

`a` |
an |

`b` |
either a matrix such that |

`tplan` |
a transference plan from a (to b), typically an optimal transference plan obtained by a call to |

`nscales, scmult` |
the number of scales to use for the multiscale approach (the default is |

`factr, maxit` |
parameters passed to the underlying L-BFGS-B algorithm (via the argument |

`wasser` |
logical. Instead of an optimal transference plan, should the |

`wasser.spt` |
the number of support points used to approximate the discrete measure |

`approx` |
logical. If |

`...` |
further arguments passed to |

### Details

The function `aha`

implements the algorithm by Aurenhammer, Hoffmann and Aronov (1998) for finding optimal transference plans in terms
of the squared Euclidean distance in two dimensions. It follows the more detailed description given in Mérigot (2011) and also implements
the multiscale version presented in the latter paper.

The functions `transport_apply`

and `transport_error`

serve for checking the accuracy of the transference plan obtained by `aha`

.
Since this transference plan is obtained by continuous optimization it will not transport exactly to the measure `b`

, but to the measure
`transport_apply(a, tplan)`

. By `transport_error(a, b, tplan)`

the sum of absolut errors between the transported `a`

-measure and the `b`

-measure is obtained.

### Value

If `wasser`

is `FALSE`

, a data frame with columns `from`

, `to`

and `mass`

, which specify from which knot to which other knot what amount of mass is sent in the optimal transference plan. Knots are given as indices in terms of the usual column major enumeration of the matrices `a`

and `b`

. There are `plot`

methods for the classes `pgrid`

and `pp`

, which can plot this solution.

If `wasser`

is `TRUE`

, a data frame with columns `wasser.dist`

and `error.bound`

of length one, where `error.bound`

gives a bound on the absolute error in the Wasserstein distance due to approximating the measure `b`

by a measure on a smaller number of support points.

### Author(s)

Björn Bähre bjobae@gmail.com

### References

F. Aurenhammer, F. Hoffmann and B. Aronov (1998). Minkowski-type theorems and least-squares clustering. Algorithmica 20(1), 61–76.

Q. Mérigot (2011). A multiscale approach to optimal transport. Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing 30(5), 1583–1592.

### See Also

`transport`

, which is a convenient wrapper function for various optimal transportation algorithms.

### Examples

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