TRIANGLE_GRID
Triangular Grid of Points


TRIANGLE_GRID is a C library which generates a grid of points within the interior of a triangle in 2D.

Starting with any 3 points A, B, and C that define a triangle, we can divide each side of the triangle into N subintervals, and create a triangular grid. This defines ((N+1)*(N+2))/2 points that lie on the intersections of grid lines. The arrangement is suggested by this diagram:

              X
             9 X
            8 9 X
           7 8 9 X
          6 7 8 9 X
         5 6 7 8 9 X
        4 5 6 7 8 9 X
       3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X
      2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X
     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X
      

The library includes a routine which allows the user to pick an arbitrary triangle and an arbitrary number of subdivisions. It then returns the triangular gridpoints defined by that choice.

Licensing:

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

Languages:

TRIANGLE_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.

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

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

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.

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_INTERPOLATE, a C library which shows how vertex data can be interpolated at any point in the interior of a triangle.

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

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Last revised on 02 September 2010.