# [Gmsh] Lloyd smoothing broken?

Nico Schlömer nico.schloemer at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 09:46:49 CET 2017

```Hi everyone,

When using `-optimize_lloyd`, I noticed that gmsh doesn't produce
centroidal tesselations but for some reason favors right angles. For the
simple circle geometry
```
// Points
p1 = newp;
Point(p1) = {0, 0, 0, 0.1};
p2 = newp;
Point(p2) = {1, 0, 0, 0.1};
p3 = newp;
Point(p3) = {0, 1, 0, 0.1};
p4 = newp;
Point(p4) = {-1, 0, 0, 0.1};
p5 = newp;
Point(p5) = {0, -1, 0, 0.1};
// Circle arcs
c1 = newl;
Circle(c1) = {p2, p1, p3};
c2 = newl;
Circle(c2) = {p3, p1, p4};
c3 = newl;
Circle(c3) = {p4, p1, p5};
c4 = newl;
Circle(c4) = {p5, p1, p2};
l1 = newl;
Compound Line(l1) = {c1,c2,c3,c4};
ll1 = newll;
Line Loop(ll1) = {l1};
surf1 = news;
Plane Surface(surf1) = {ll1};
```
meshed with
```
gmsh -2 circle.geo -o circle.msh -optimize_lloyd 1000
```
I'm getting  when it should really look like .

Any hints on what might be going wrong?

Cheers,
Nico

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