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# npm

## polygon-generator

1.2.15 • Public • Published

# polygon-generator

## API

polygon = require('polygon-generator');

### coordinates method

Calculate coordinates of an equilateral polygon. The returned object is an array of the following structure:

[{x: 0, y: 0}, {x: 1, y: 0}, {x: 0.5, y: 0.866}]

The vectors form an anti-clockwise path with the last vector connecting back to the first one. All coordinates will be in the first quadrant of a cartesian coordinate system meaning there will be no negative numbers. This method takes three parameters:

• sides: the number of sides of the polygon (minimum is 3)
• sideLength: the length of each side (default is 1)
• startingAngle: determines the angle of the first edge, rotates anti-clockwise (default is 0, horizontal line)
sides = 3;
sideLength = 1;
startingAngle = 10;
vertices = polygon.coordinates(sides, sideLength, startingAngle);

### polygon wrapper

The polygon object provides translation, rotation and scaling methods for polygons. To create one simply pass in an array of vectors representing the vertices.

poly = polygon.polygon([{x: 0, y: 0}, {x: 1, y: 0}, {x: 0.5, y: 0.866}]);

You can also directly pass in the results of the coordinates method.

poly = polygon.polygon(polygon.coordinates(5,2,20));

#### translate

poly.translate(vector);

Translate shifts a polygon along a vector. The vector needs to be an object with a field x and y, which should both be numbers.

#### rotate

poly.rotate(angle, point);

Rotate a polygon anti-clockwise around a given point {x: ?, y: ?} by the specified angle. If no point is specified then the centroid of the polygon will be used.

#### scale

poly.rotate(factor, point);

Scale a polygon by a certain factor with regard to a given point. If no point is specified then the centroid of the polygon will be used.

#### area

poly.area();

Returns the area of the polygon.

#### centroid

poly.centroid();

Returns the coordinates of the centroid {x: Cx, y: Cy}.

Contributing

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### Install

npm i polygon-generator

### Repository

github.com/Eddykasp/polygon-generator

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