# filters.farthestpointsampling¶

The Farthest Point Sampling Filter adds points from the input to the output PointView one at a time by selecting the point from the input cloud that is farthest from any point currently in the output.

filters.sample produces a similar result, but while filters.sample allows us to target a desired separation of points via the radius parameter at the expense of knowing the number of points in the output, filters.farthestpointsampling allows us to specify exactly the number of output points at the expense of knowing beforehand the spacing between points.