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Is there a well known algorithm for scattering points uniformly around a central point?

For example, imagine the pins on Google maps, and imagine you had a data set where two or more points had exactly the same Lat/Long, in order to display both, you would have to nudge at least one of them off the original point.

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Please add any relevant tags. – Greg B Jan 11 '13 at 10:51
Here is a Wikipedia article "Circle packing in a circle". Is that what you are looking for? – TonyK Jan 11 '13 at 10:56
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If I undestand your question, then you want to spread all your dataset around one mean point. For that purpose Gaussian distribution works well for the specified mean and varience.

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Perfect, thanks. – Greg B Jan 11 '13 at 14:28
It was my pleasure – Salman Jan 14 '13 at 13:58

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