DISK_GRID
Grid Points Within a Disk


DISK_GRID is a C library which generates a grid of points over the interior of a disk in 2D.

The library allows the user to define an arbitrary disk by choosing its radius and center. The user also chooses N, the number of subintervals into which the horizontal radius line will be subdivided. It then returns the gridpoints defined by that choice.

Another function allows the user to specify that N points on a Fibonacci spiral are to be placed within the disk.

The test program creates input files to GNUPLOT which will create graphic images of the grids.

Licensing:

The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Languages:

DISK_GRID is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN77 version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version and a Python version.

Related Data and Programs:

BALL_GRID, a C library which computes a grid of points over the interior of a ball in 3D.

CIRCLE_ARC_GRID, a C program which computes points equally spaced along a circular arc;

CUBE_GRID, a C library which computes a grid of points over the interior of a cube in 3D.

ELLIPSE_GRID, a C library which computes a grid of points over the interior of an ellipse in 2D.

ELLIPSOID_GRID, a C library which computes a grid of points over the interior of an ellipsoid in 3D.

GNUPLOT, C programs which illustrate how a program can write data and command files so that gnuplot can create plots of the program results.

HYPERCUBE_GRID, a C library which computes a grid of points over the interior of a hypercube in M dimensions.

LINE_GRID, a C library which computes a grid of points over the interior of a line segment in 1D.

POLYGON_GRID, a C library which generates a grid of points over the interior of a polygon in 2D.

PYRAMID_GRID, a C library which computes a grid of points over the interior of the unit pyramid in 3D;

SIMPLEX_GRID, a C library which generates a regular grid of points over the interior of an arbitrary simplex in M dimensions.

SPHERE_FIBONACCI_GRID, a C library which computes a grid of points using the Fibonacci spiral over the surface of a sphere in 3D.

SPHERE_GRID, a C library which provides a number of ways of generating grids of points, or of points and lines, or of points and lines and faces, on the surface of the unit sphere in 3D.

SPHERE_LLQ_GRID, a C library which uses longitudes and latitudes to create grids of points, lines, and quadrilaterals on the surface of the unit sphere in 3D.

SPHERE_LLT_GRID, a C library which uses longitudes and latitudes to create grids of points, lines, and triangles on the surface of the unit sphere in 3D.

SQUARE_GRID, a C library which computes a grid of points over the interior of a square in 2D.

TETRAHEDRON_GRID, a C library which computes a grid of points over the interior of a tetrahedron in 3D.

TRIANGLE_GRID, a C library which computes a grid of points over the interior of a triangle in 2D.

WEDGE_GRID, a C library which computes a grid of points over the interior of the unit wedge in 3D.

Reference:

  1. Richard Swinbank, James Purser,
    Fibonacci grids: A novel approach to global modelling,
    Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society,
    Volume 132, Number 619, July 2006 Part B, pages 1769-1793.

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Last revised on 20 October 2013.