From: Michael Schindler <mschindler@us...>  20060226 17:02:27

Hello Gary, On 26.02.06, Gary wrote: > Consider the script below. I expected the second line, the one to > x1,y1, to hit the circle due west of center. When I run the script, the > end of the line is far above the circle. > > What am I misunderstanding? > > Also, let me know if there is a more elegant syntax. > > thanks, > gary > >  > from pyx import * > from math import pi > > c = canvas.canvas() > > circle = path.circle(2,2,.2) > > x, y = circle.at(0.) > x1, y1 = circle.at(pi) The circle is a general path at this point, thus not parameterised by an angle but by either the arclength or by the generic parameters of the Bezier curves it consists of. What happened, is that the "arclength" 3.1415 you inserted above, is bigger than the total arclength of 1.25 of the circle. Therefore, you get a point that is extrapolated from the very last path element the circle consists of (This is probably a short closing line) This is what you wanted: x, y = circle.at(0.) x1, y1 = circle.at(0.5*circle.arclen()) because the standard parameterisation is in arclength. > c.stroke(path.path(path.moveto(0,0), path.lineto(x, y))) > c.stroke(path.path(path.moveto(0,0), path.lineto(x1, y1))) > c.stroke(circle) > > c.writeEPSfile("test") > Best, Michael.  "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems" Paul Erdös. 