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NAME ^

  Imager::Graph::Util - simple geometric functions

SYNOPSIS ^

  my @abc = line_from_points($x1, $y1, $x2, $y2);
  my @p = intersect_lines(@abc1, @abc2);
  my @points = intersect_line_and_circle(@abc1, $cx, $cy, $radius);

DESCRIPTION ^

Provides some simple geometric functions intended for use in drawing graphs.

line_from_points($x1, $y1, $x2, $y2)

Returns the coefficients of a line in the Ax + By + C = 0 form.

Returns the list (A, B, C), or an empty list if they are the same point.

intersect_lines(@abc1, @abc2)

Returns the point of intersection of the 2 lines, each given in Ax+By+C=0 form. Returns either the point (x, y) or an empty list.

intersect_line_and_circle(@abc, $cx, $cy, $radius)

Returns the points or point of intersection of the given line and circle.

INTERNALS ^

intersect_line_and_circle()

The implementation is a little heavy on math. Perhaps there was a better way to implement it.

Starting with the equations of a line and that of a circle:

  (1)  Ax + By + C = 0
  (2)  (x - x1)**2 + (y - y1)**2 = R ** 2
  (3)  Ax = -By - C     # re-arrange (1)
  (4)  A**2 (x - x1)**2 + A**2 (y - y1)**2 = R**2 A**2 # (2) * A**2
  (5)  (Ax - Ax1)**2 + (Ay - Ay1)**2 = R**2 A**2 # move it inside
  (6) (-By - C - Ax1)**2 + (Ay - Ay1)**2 = R**2 A**2 # sub (3) into (5)

Expand and convert to standard quadratic form, and similary for x.

Be careful :)

AUTHOR ^

Tony Cook <tony@develop-help.com>

SEE ALSO ^

  Imager::Graph(3), http://www.develop-help.com/imager/
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