Math::PlanePath::OctagramSpiral -- integer points drawn around an octagram
use Math::PlanePath::OctagramSpiral; my $path = Math::PlanePath::OctagramSpiral->new; my ($x, $y) = $path->n_to_xy (123);
This path makes a spiral around an octagram (8-pointed star),
29 25 4 | \ / | 30 28 26 24 ...56-55 3 | \ / | / 33-32-31 7 27 5 23-22-21 54 2 \ |\ / | / / 34 9- 8 6 4- 3 20 53 1 \ \ / / / 35 10 1--2 19 52 <- Y=0 / / \ \ 36 11-12 14 16-17-18 51 -1 / |/ \ | \ 37-38-39 13 43 15 47-48-49-50 -2 | / \ | 40 42 44 46 -3 |/ \ | 41 45 -4 ^ -4 -3 -2 -1 X=0 1 2 3 4 5 ...
Each loop is 16 longer than the previous. The 18-gonal numbers 18,51,100,etc fall on the horizontal at Y=-1.
The inner corners like 23, 31, 39, 47 are similar to the SquareSpiral path, but instead of going directly between them the octagram takes a detour out to make the points of the star. Those excursions make each loops 8 longer (1 per excursion), hence a step of 16 here as compared to 8 for the SquareSpiral.
See "FUNCTIONS" in Math::PlanePath for the behaviour common to all path classes.
$path = Math::PlanePath::OctagramSpiral->new ()
Create and return a new octagram spiral object.
($x,$y) = $path->n_to_xy ($n)
Return the X,Y coordinates of point number
$non the path.
$n < 1the return is an empty list, it being considered the path starts at 1.
$n = $path->xy_to_n ($x,$y)
Return the point number for coordinates
$yare each rounded to the nearest integer, which has the effect of treating each N in the path as centred in a square of side 1, so the entire plane is covered.
The symmetry of the octagram can be used by rotating a given X,Y back to the first star excursion such as N=19 to N=23. If Y is negative then rotate back by 180 degrees, then if X is negative rotate back by 90, and if Y>=X then by a further 45 degrees. Each such rotation, if needed, is counted as a multiple of the side-length to be added to the final N. For example at N=19 the side length is 2. Rotating by 180 degrees is 8 side lengths, by 90 degrees 4 sides, and by 45 degrees is 2 sides.
Copyright 2010, 2011 Kevin Ryde
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