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Proceedings of the 17th Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry, 2007


We show that the space of polygonizations of a fixed planar point set S of n points is connected by O(n2 ) “moves” between simple polygons. Each move is composed of a sequence of atomic moves called “stretches” and "twangs". These atomic moves walk between weakly simple "polygonal wraps" of S. These moves show promise to serve as a basis for generating random polygons.


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