ellipse, a FORTRAN90 code which carries out geometric calculations for ellipses and ellipsoids, including area, distance to a point, eccentricity, perimeter, points along the perimeter, random sampling, conversion between standard and quadratic forms.


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


ellipse is available in a C version and a C++ version and a Fortran90 version and a MATLAB version and an Octave version and a Python version.

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Last revised on 07 April 2022.