Minimal Enclosing Sphere

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The minimal enclosing sphere is like the minimal enclosing circle, but in three dimensions. A formal description: given a set of points in space, find the sphere of smallest radius with the property that all points in are contained in the interior or boundary of .

Contributed by: Frederick Wu (March 2011)
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Snapshots 1, 2, and 3: find the minimal enclosing sphere with points on the boundary;

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