Description Usage Arguments Details Value

View source: R/conicConverters.r

`AtoG`

Convert from full quadratic "ABCDEF" to focus, axis, angle "hvab theta" parameters.
`GtoA`

Convert from "hvab theta" to "ABCDEF" parameters.
`parab3toA`

Simple conversion from a + bx + cx^2 to "ABCDEF" parameters.
`FEDtoA`

Convert focus, eccentricity, and directrix to "ABCDEF" parameters.

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`parA` |
The six coefficients in the quadratic Ax^2 + Bxy + Cy^2 +Dx + Ey +F = 0 |

`tol` |
A small value, used to check whether small coefficient values might be actually zero. See "Details." |

`parG` |
a five-element vector "h,v,a,b,theta" . See "Details" for the standard equation form for this. |

`conicType` |
Because the 'hvab' equation has a sign difference for ellipses vs. hyperbolas, it is necessary to indicate which kind of input is intended. See "Details." |

`focus` |
location of the conic sections focus. |

`directrix` |
the 3-element directrix. |

`eccentricity` |
the eccentricity of the conic section. |

`ADF` |
The A,D,F coeffients in the standard quadratic. Thus, the x^2 term, the x term, and the constant term. |

`theta` |
An angle by which the entire parabola is to be rotated. |

The `tol`

input for `AtoG`

checks two conditions. First, is B practically zero, in which case B is set to exactly zero, implying no rotation of the conic section. Second, is B^2 - 4*A*C almost zero, implying that the conic is probably a parabola, and conversion to 'hvab' form is not useful.

The "hvab" form for describing an ellipse or a hyperbola looks like [Center(1:2), Axes(1:2)/2] angle A, to fill the equation

((x-h)cosA +(y-v)sinA)^2/a^2 + ((x-h)sinA-(y-v)cosA)^2/b^2 = 1 The length of the axes are 2*a, 2*b .

A discussion of the focus/directrix/eccentricity form of a conic section is rather lengthy and not presented here. One short introduction can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conic_section#Eccentricity,_focus_and_directrix

for `AtoG`

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`parG` |
c(h,v,a,b,theta) |

`exitCode` |
a value used in fitConic. 1,2, or 3 for ellipse, hyperbola, parabola |

`conicType` |
matching exitCode with a char "e", "h", or "p" |

for `GtoA`

`parA` |
the ABCDEF coefficients of the general quadratic |

`exitCode` |
a value used in fitConic. 1,2, or 3 for ellipse, hyperbola, parabola |

`conicType` |
matching exitCode with a char "e", "h", or "p" |

for `FEDtoA`

, the ABCDEF coefficients of the general quadratic
for `parab3toA`

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`parA` |
the ABCDEF coefficients of the general quadratic |

`exitCode` |
always numeric 3, a value used in fitConic |

`conicType` |
always char "p" |

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