# scipy.spatial.SphericalVoronoi.sort_vertices_of_regions#

- SphericalVoronoi.sort_vertices_of_regions()[source]#
Sort indices of the vertices to be (counter-)clockwise ordered.

- Raises:
- TypeError
If the points are not three-dimensional.

Notes

For each region in regions, it sorts the indices of the Voronoi vertices such that the resulting points are in a clockwise or counterclockwise order around the generator point.

This is done as follows: Recall that the n-th region in regions surrounds the n-th generator in points and that the k-th Voronoi vertex in vertices is the circumcenter of the k-th triangle in self._simplices. For each region n, we choose the first triangle (=Voronoi vertex) in self._simplices and a vertex of that triangle not equal to the center n. These determine a unique neighbor of that triangle, which is then chosen as the second triangle. The second triangle will have a unique vertex not equal to the current vertex or the center. This determines a unique neighbor of the second triangle, which is then chosen as the third triangle and so forth. We proceed through all the triangles (=Voronoi vertices) belonging to the generator in points and obtain a sorted version of the vertices of its surrounding region.