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# ISO way: radians -> degrees

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is there such a function?

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I don't think so. Just make your own.

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[edited by - Brian Jones on November 21, 2002 11:49:24 AM]

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I'm not sure what you mean with ISO way, but this might help you?

degree = radian * 180 / pi
radian = degree / 180 * pi

This means that 360 degrees (full circle) = 2pi, 180 degrees = pi, etc.

I'm not sure if this is what you asked for. Oh well I'll put it in a function too:

{
float radians = degrees / 180.0f * pi;

}

{
float degrees = radians * 180.0f / pi;

return degrees;
}

Oh and by the way:
float pi = 3.14159

It has much more decimals, but this is quite accurate already (and I can't think of the rest right now )

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Edit: Had to change pi from 1.14159 to 3.14159
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[edited by - Subotron on November 21, 2002 11:51:49 AM]

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Not that I know of... it is not difficult to create your own function that can do this though.

We know that 180 degrees is equal to pi, so simply do this

#define PI 3.141592654

}

That oughta do it, I think I got the equation right too It has been a while since I have used it.

Oh, since the equation is so simple you may also want to __inline it so that you do not waste an extra cycle or two on calling the function.

[edited by - kurifu on November 21, 2002 11:55:02 AM]

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thanks, but i was just wondering if there was any func doing the conversion, which belongs to the ANSI/ISO C++ standard.

btw pi =(almost) 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993
learned by heart :-D

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quote:
Original post by Enselic
thanks, but i was just wondering if there was any func doing the conversion, which belongs to the ANSI/ISO C++ standard.

btw pi =(almost) 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993
learned by heart :-D

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Although you''re not even close

http://www.netrunner.nu/~rogers/Pi_1000000.html

or why not go for the 10 million version while you''re at it

http://www.thealmightyguru.com/TheGuru/Pointless/PI/PI-10000000.zip

:D

/Sandman

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Wouldn't it be useful to be able to define quantities in their correct units. Then you wouldn't have to remember 'this is degrees' or 'this is metres', everthing would just be 'angle' or 'length' and then when you really needed to convert it to the corrects units you multiply by some appropriate factor.

I spent an evening sitting scribbling down ideas for using templates and SI units etc. Then before going ahead and reinventing the wheel I searched the web and found something to make things easier

I think there are plans to do something similar in boost in future

edit : the link in the article is out of date - here's the correct location

[edited by - petewood on November 21, 2002 12:22:36 PM]

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