# exact_vol: Compute the exact volume of (a) a zonotope (b) an arbitrary... In volesti: Volume Approximation and Sampling of Convex Polytopes

## Description

Given a zonotope (as an object of class Zonotope), this function computes the sum of the absolute values of the determinants of all the d \times d submatrices of the m\times d matrix G that contains row-wise the m d-dimensional segments that define the zonotope. For an arbitrary simplex that is given in V-representation this function computes the absolute value of the determinant formed by the simplex's points assuming it is shifted to the origin.

## Usage

 1 exact_vol(P) 

## Arguments

 P A polytope

## Value

The exact volume of the input polytope, for zonotopes, simplices in V-representation and polytopes with known exact volume

## References

E. Gover and N. Krikorian, “Determinants and the Volumes of Parallelotopes and Zonotopes,” Linear Algebra and its Applications, 433(1), 28 - 40, 2010.

## Examples

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 # compute the exact volume of a 5-dimensional zonotope defined by the Minkowski sum of 10 segments Z = gen_rand_zonotope(2, 5) vol = exact_vol(Z) # compute the exact volume of a 2-d arbitrary simplex V = matrix(c(2,3,-1,7,0,0),ncol = 2, nrow = 3, byrow = TRUE) P = Vpolytope(V = V) vol = exact_vol(P) # compute the exact volume the 10-dimensional cross polytope P = gen_cross(10,'V') vol = exact_vol(P) 

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