[R] how to evaluate a cubic Bezier curve (B-spline?) given the four control points
Greg Snow
Greg.Snow at imail.org
Mon Oct 13 18:59:49 CEST 2008
You could look at the xspline function. It approximates b-splines or Bezier curves given control points and shape parameters. It can either plot the spline or return a bunch of point on the curve for comparison to other values.
Hope this helps,
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Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
Intermountain Healthcare
greg.snow at imail.org
801.408.8111
> -----Original Message-----
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> project.org] On Behalf Of Zack Weinberg
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> Subject: [R] how to evaluate a cubic Bezier curve (B-spline?) given the
> four control points
>
> I'm trying to use R to determine the quality of a cubic Bezier curve
> approximation of an elliptical arc. I know the four control points
> and I want to compute (x,y) coordinates of many points on the curve.
> I can't find anything in either the base distribution or CRAN that
> does this; all the spline-related packages seem to be about *fitting*
> piecewise Bezier curves to a data set. Presumably, internally they
> have the capability I need, but it doesn't seem to be exposed in a
> straightforward way. Help?
>
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