Macro Draw Parametric 2D Function

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Macro Draw Parametric 2D Function.png Macro Draw Parametric 2D Function

Description
Draws 2-dimensional, parametric and optionally polar equations.

Macro version : 2.0
Date last modification : 2012-08-30
FreeCAD version : All
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Macro Version
2.0
Date last modification
2012-08-30
FreeCAD Version(s)
All
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Description

Draws 2-dimensional, parametric and optionally polar equations.

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DrawParametric2DFunction


Limitations

Still has some bugs and misses some features. Documentation is in the docstrings.

Use

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Example usage:

draw2Dfunction(xFunction="0.5*n", yFunction="-0.75*n", n=0, nd=-math.pi, step=50, pol=1)

Script

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Macro_drawParametric2DFunction.FCMacro

import FreeCAD, FreeCADGui, Part
import math

def evalFunction(suppliedFunction, n):
	"""This function uses eval to evaluate suppliedFunction.
	
	It does in no way check whether suppliedFunction is evil, thus it is itself evil!
	"""
	return eval(suppliedFunction)

def draw2Dfunction(xFunction="n", yFunction="n", n=-5, nd=10, step=10, z=0, pol=0):
	"""Draws 2-dimensional mathemathical functions
	
	The function is drawn for n's between n and n+nd, in steps of 1/step, on the z-coordinate z.
	Equations for x and y can be given (xFunction and yFunction arguments), they default to n.
	
	If pol=1 then x is interpreted as r and y is interpreted as t.
	"""
	nStart=n
	while math.fabs(n-nd)-1.0/step>0:
		print( "n: " + str(n))
		x=evalFunction(xFunction, n)
		y=evalFunction(yFunction, n)
		nNext=n+math.copysign(1,nd-n)/step 
		print( "nNext: " + str(nNext))
		xNext=evalFunction(xFunction, nNext)
		yNext=evalFunction(yFunction, nNext)
		if pol==0:
			nextSeg=(x,y,z),(xNext,yNext,z)
		else:
			nextSeg=(x*math.cos(y),x*math.sin(y),z),(xNext*math.cos(yNext),xNext*math.sin(yNext),z)
		print( "nextSeg: " + str(nextSeg))
		nomme=Part.makeLine(*nextSeg)
		if n==nStart:
			WWire=Part.Wire([nomme])
		else:
			WWire=Part.Wire([WWire,nomme])
		n=nNext
	Part.show(WWire)
#Example usage:
draw2Dfunction(xFunction="0.5*n", yFunction="-0.75*n", n=0, nd=-math.pi, step=50, pol=1)