class sknano.core.geometric_regions.Ellipsoid(center=None, rx=1, ry=1, rz=1)[source][source]

Geometric3DRegion for an ellipsoid.

New in version 0.3.0.

Represents an axis-aligned ellipsoid centered at the point \((c_x, c_y, c_z)\) with semi-axes lengths \(r_x, r_y, r_z\).


center : array_like or Point

3-tuple of floats or an instance of the Point class specifying the center point coordinates \((x,y,z)\) of the axis-aligned Ellipsoid with semi-axes lengths rx, ry, rz.

rx, ry, rz : float, optional

Semi-axes lengths \(r_x, r_y, r_z\) of axis-aligned Ellipsoid centered at center.


Ellipsoid represents the axis-aligned ellipsoid:

\[\left\{\{x, y, z\}\in R^3| \left(\frac{x-c_x}{r_x}\right)^2 + \left(\frac{y-c_y}{r_y}\right)^2 + \left(\frac{z-c_z}{r_z}\right)^2\le 1\right\}\]

Calling Ellipsoid with no parameters is equivalent to Ellipsoid(center=[0, 0, 0], rx=1, ry=1, rz=1).


center Ellipsoid center point \((c_x, c_y, c_z)\).
centroid Alias for center.
fmtstr Format string.
measure Alias for volume, which is the measure of a 3D geometric region.
rx Length of semi-axis \(r_x\).
ry Length of semi-axis \(r_y\).
rz Length of semi-axis \(r_z\).
volume Ellipsoid volume, \(V=\frac{4}{3}\pi r_x r_y r_z\).


center_centroid() Center centroid on origin.
contains(point) Test region membership of point in Ellipsoid.
rotate([angle, axis, anchor_point, ...]) Rotate GeometricRegion points and vectors.
todict() Returns a dict of the Ellipsoid constructor parameters.
translate(t[, fix_anchor_points]) Translate GeometricRegion points and vectors by Vector t.