returns the closest value / vector / vectorN from an array

2d, 3d, vector, vectors, distance, diff, difference
npm install closestvector@0.6.1



Build Status

Get closest Number / Point / Vector / VectorN from an array and caches the previous get request/response paris.


npm install closestvector --save or yarn add closestvector


const Closest = require('closestvector');
const closest = new Closest([[255,0,0], [0,255,0], [0,0,255], [0,0,0]]);
closest.get([200,130,213]) // => [255,0,0]

if you wish to return every value only once:

const closest = new Closest([[255,0,0], [0,255,0], [0,0,255], [0,0,0]], true);
closest.get([200,130,213]) // => [255,0,0] closest Vector
closest.get([200,130,213]) // => [0,0,255] next closest Vector
closest.clearCache() // resets the returned elements
closest.get([200,130,213]) // => [255,0,0] closest Vector


Closest Vector2

const Closest = require('closestvector');
const closestVector = new Closest([[1,2],[222,6],[222,5],[222,4]]);

closestVector.get([255,255]) // => {"closest":[222,6],"index":1}
closestVector.get([2,5]) // => {"closest":[1,2],"index":0}
closestVector.get([64,12]) // => {"closest":[1,2],"index":0}

Unique closest Vector2

every vector can be retruned only once

const Closest = require('closestvector');
const closestUniqueVector = new Closest([[1,2],[222,6],[222,5],[222,4]], true);

closestUniqueVector.get([255,255]) // => {"closest":[222,6],"index":1}
closestUniqueVector.get([255,255]) // => {"closest":[222,5],"index":2}
closestUniqueVector.get([255,255]) // => {"closest":[222,4],"index":3}
closestUniqueVector.get([255,255]) // => {"closest":[1,2],"index":0}
closestUniqueVector.get([255,255]) // => Null (Out of entries to return)
closestUniqueVector.get([255,255]) // => {"closest":[222,6],"index":1}

Closest Number

const Closest = require('closestvector');
const closestNumber = new Closest([10,3,10,45,30,120]);

closestNumber.get(10) // => {closest: 10, index: 0}
closestNumber.get(100) // => {closest: 120, index: 5}
closestNumber.get(100000) // => {closest: 120, index: 5}
closestNumber.get(1) // => {closest: 3, index: 1}

Closest Vector3 or RGB Color

const Closest = require('closestvector');
const closestColor = new Closest([
closestColor.get([0,192,200]) // => {"closest":[0,255,255],"index":5}

How it works

From the Wikipedia article on the subject:

The simplest solution to the NNS problem is to compute the distance from the query point to every other point in the database, keeping track of the "best so far". This algorithm, sometimes referred to as the naive approach, has a running time of O(Nd) where N is the cardinality of S and d is the dimensionality of M. There are no search data structures to maintain, so linear search has no space complexity beyond the storage of the database. Naive search can, on average, outperform space partitioning approaches on higher dimensional spaces.

ClosestVector is inspired by nearest-color and was rewritten to solve snapping to coordinates in a less specific way. As nearest-color it uses the naive approach and caches the requests made, so the diffing only happens if the vector is requested for the first time.