Math::PlanePath::PixelRings -- pixellated concentric circles
use Math::PlanePath::PixelRings; my $path = Math::PlanePath::PixelRings->new; my ($x, $y) = $path->n_to_xy (123);
This path puts points on the pixels of concentric circles using the midpoint ellipse drawing algorithm.
63--62--61--60--59 5 / \ 64 . 40--39--38 . 58 4 / / \ \ 65 . 41 23--22--21 37 . 57 3 / / / \ \ \ 66 . 42 24 10-- 9-- 8 20 36 . 56 2 | / / / \ \ \ | 67 43 25 11 . 3 . 7 19 35 55 1 | | | | / \ | | | | 67 44 26 12 4 1 2 6 18 34 54 Y=0 | | | | \ / 68 45 27 13 . 5 . 17 33 53 80 -1 | \ \ \ / / / | 69 . 46 28 14--15--16 32 52 . 79 -2 \ \ \ / / / 70 . 47 29--30--31 51 . 78 -3 \ \ / / 71 . 48--49--50 . 77 -4 \ / 72--73--74--75--76 -5 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 X=0 1 2 3 4 5
The way the algorithm works means the rings don't overlap. Each is 4 or 8 pixels longer than the preceding. If the ring follows the preceding tightly then it's 4 longer, for example N=18 to N=33. If it goes wider then it's 8 longer, for example N=54 to N=80 ring. The average extra is approximately 4*sqrt(2).
The rings can be thought of as part-way between the diagonals like DiamondSpiral
and the corners like SquareSpiral
.
* ** ***** * * * * * * * * * * * * diagonal ring corner 5 points 6 points 9 points
For example the N=54 to N=80 ring has a vertical part N=54,55,56 like a corner then a diagonal part N=56,57,58,59. In bigger rings the verticals are intermingled with the diagonals but the principle is the same. The number of vertical steps determines where it crosses the 45-degree line, which is at R*sqrt(2) but rounded according to the midpoint algorithm.
See "FUNCTIONS" in Math::PlanePath for behaviour common to all path classes.
$path = Math::PlanePath::PixelRings->new ()
Create and return a new path object.
($x,$y) = $path->n_to_xy ($n)
For $n < 1
the return is an empty list, it being considered there are no negative points.
The behaviour for fractional $n
is unspecified as yet.
$n = $path->xy_to_n ($x,$y)
Return an integer point number for coordinates $x,$y
. Each integer N is considered the centre of a unit square and an $x,$y
within that square returns N.
Not every point of the plane is covered (like those marked by a "." in the sample above). If $x,$y
is not reached then the return is undef
.
Math::PlanePath, Math::PlanePath::Hypot, Math::PlanePath::MultipleRings
http://user42.tuxfamily.org/math-planepath/index.html
Copyright 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Kevin Ryde
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