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Help for a VBA-->Mathcad program

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Help for a VBA-->Mathcad program

Hello! I need to transform a short program from Visual basic to Mathcad. The algorithm is for determination whether point lies inside or outside of polygon. I have written program in Mathcad, but according to the result - incorrectly. Please help.

thanks in advance

Rosen

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Rosen Mitrev wrote:

Hello! I need to transform a short program from Visual basic to Mathcad. The algorithm is for determination whether point lies inside or outside of polygon. I have written program in Mathcad, but according to the result - incorrectly. Please help.

thanks in advance

Rosen

I haven't checked your program in detail, Rosen, but it seems to work when given a (closed) square to deal with.

I've given an alternative implementation using 'continue' rather than nested if statements. This allows an implementation that is closer to the original. I've also a set of test points that track through the polygon.

Stuart

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Rosen Mitrev wrote:

Hello! I need to transform a short program from Visual basic to Mathcad. The algorithm is for determination whether point lies inside or outside of polygon. I have written program in Mathcad, but according to the result - incorrectly. Please help.

thanks in advance

Rosen

I haven't checked your program in detail, Rosen, but it seems to work when given a (closed) square to deal with.

I've given an alternative implementation using 'continue' rather than nested if statements. This allows an implementation that is closer to the original. I've also a set of test points that track through the polygon.

Stuart

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Re: Help for a VBA-->Mathcad program

... forgot to add.

I removed the image of the VBA code to reduce the file size.

I haven't checked it as don't have time ... so, caveat emptor!!

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Stuart, thanks again! Except you are Mathcad expert, i saw you achievments in Russian (at russian Mathcad forum),Bulgarian, and Latin languages and I am impressed:)
I think your program will be helpfull for other users, because i didn't find in Internet any algorithm for point in polygon, programmed in Mathcad.
Пожелавам ви приятен празник!

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Rosen Mitrev wrote:

Stuart, thanks again! Except you are Mathcad expert, i saw you achievments in Russian (at russian Mathcad forum),Bulgarian, and Latin languages and I am impressed:)
I think your program will be helpfull for other users, because i didn't find in Internet any algorithm for point in polygon, programmed in Mathcad.
Пожелавам ви приятен празник!

Благодаря ви, Розен, nяма защо.

I regret that my Bulgarian is courtesy of Mr Google, my Russian a little less so and my Latin a little less so again (thanks to a British Grammar School education when Latin was mandatory). However, I can order a beer, pick a fight, and tell the waitress how good looking she is in 5 different languages. 🙂

Once Richard pointed out that the original test polygon didn't work with the 'while' loop programme, I instantly saw what the problem was and corrected it - for some reason, the test polygon didn't show on my downloaded sheet, P was just zero. I've attached an updated worksheet with both versions implemented as functions plus a version that iterates over a list of points (nx2 array). I've added a mesh test array to give enhanced testing - should have done it in the first place 😞

However, as a general algorithm, it probably needs some work to check for points that lie on vertices.

Пожелавам ви приятен празник!

И същото и с вас. В момента има хубаво време днес - твърде горещо за мен!

Stuart

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I have noted many very similar words in Bulgarian and Russia - I recognized Благодаря straight away.

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Stuart_Bruff wrote:


I have noted many very similar words in Bulgarian and Russia - I recognized Благодаря straight away.

Bulgarian and Russian have one root - Old Slavonic language.

Now we use this language in Russian Church. Many people do not understand because of this that the priest is reading in the Russian Orthodox Church.

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Re: Help for a VBA-->Mathcad program

Stuart, thanks, you have done a lot of work!

Few remarks for languages:)

1.The word "beer" sounds identically in most languages:) But not in Russian - пиво (cheers prof. Ochkov!)

2. In the communications with waitreses Mathcad expertise is useful:)

Ok, now seriously!

I am trying to rotate the cross section (pls. see attached file1) around the zero vertical axis (see attached file2), but i have no sucsess. Please help!

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Re: Help for a VBA-->Mathcad program

OK, I'll have a look later when I get some time.

Stuart

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Re: Help for a VBA-->Mathcad program

However, using the orginal polygon yours works, but the original does not.

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Re: Help for a VBA-->Prime conversion

I've converted the worksheet to Mathcad Prime ...

Whilst Prime appears quite capable (*) and will run the 'in polygon' function, it is an experience I would rather avoid. The primary reason is that Prime is Soooooo Sloooooowwww to edit. Even with nothing else running on my Windows 7, 4 GB PC, it took over an hour to do something that would have taken 10 minutes in M11..M15 (excluding M12 which would probably have required a major rewrite). The lack of a ctl-G to form Greek characters is a big pain.

I have confirmed that I do not like the mandatory if..then nested form - takes up far too much room and makes it harder to read compared to the old single-line form (and I've programmed in assembler, BASIC, Algol, FORTRAN, Pascal, Modula, C, C++, ADA, LISP, Prolog, etc and variants thereof, so I'm quite familiar with the form)

Stuart

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(*) ... given that it's got a lot still to implement, 3D plots being one omission from the conversion and region alignment a significant editing omission. I'm keenly awaiting boxes around plots and text styles.

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Re: Help for a VBA-->Prime conversion

Hi Stuart,

3D plots are coming in Prime 2.0. We're working on them right now.

Mona

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