It's easy to find the area of a convex polygon by division into triangles, but what is the optimal way of finding the volume of higher-dimensional convex bodies? I tried a few methods for dividing them into simplices, but gave it up and went with a Monte Carlo estimation scheme instead. Bonus question: How to find the surface area of those same convex bodies?
EDIT: To answer David's question: the data set is a Voronoi tessellation of an n-dimensional volume (n usually 4) with a periodic boundary (like a torus). So I have the coordinates of the vertices of the convex bodies as well as the connectivity of all the facets, faces, etc. For the Monte Carlo I mentioned, I did convert everything to half-spaces, so I think that was not very difficult.