4. Comparison

Table G-1

Method

Advantages Disadvantages

DMDs

  • Systematic approach
  • No additional calculations besides the area computations
  • Simple math check: last DMD
  • Limited to traverse path

Coordinates

  • Systematic approach
  • Flexible: not limited to traverse path
  • More calculations: need coordinates before area computations
  • Numbers can be huge if using large coordinates
  • No math checks