toCartesianXY: Computes the x,y cartesian coordinates

Description Usage Arguments Value Note


Computes the x and y cartesian coordinates from a set of polar coordinates


toCartesianXY(angle, distance)



The angle in degrees (measured clockwise from the North or any other relevant bearing system defined in the field)


The distance


A vector holding the x and y coordinats expressed in the same unit as the distance argument


The function assumes the angle is measured clockwise whereas trigonometric functions require a conventional counterclockwise measured angle. Thus the function computes x coordinate as the sine of the angle, and the y coordinate as the cosine of the angle, enabling a correct representation of them on a cartesian plot.

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