This package provides an in-memory data structure for storing points.
Under the hood it stores points in a tree structure where nodes are spatially split evenly over a 16x16 grid and leaf nodes hold up to 256 points each.
It has an api that works a lot like the tidwall/rtree library, but ptree is limited to only storing point while rtree can store points and rectangles. It's also structurally closer to an quadtree than an rtree.
Here's what the R-tree looks like in comparison
The following benchmark inserts 1,000,000 random points, searches for each point, and then deletes each point.
insert: 1,000,000 ops in 225ms, 4,449,671/sec, 224 ns/op search: 1,000,000 ops in 287ms, 3,485,059/sec, 286 ns/op delete: 1,000,000 ops in 220ms, 4,545,320/sec, 220 ns/op
insert: 1,000,000 ops in 645ms, 1,551,015/sec, 644 ns/op search: 1,000,000 ops in 612ms, 1,634,557/sec, 611 ns/op delete: 1,000,000 ops in 974ms, 1,026,674/sec, 974 ns/op
MacBook Pro 15" 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
ptree source code is available under the MIT License.