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Convert cartesian to polar coordinates

Description

Converts a cartesian-coordinate pair consisting of real and imaginary values into a polar-coordinate pair consisting of distance and angle values.

Examples

Convert Cartesian to Polar coordinates

Arguments

None.

Attributes

Common Box Attributes

annotation [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in the Clue window when the user moves the mouse over the object.

background [int] (default: 0)

Adds or removes the object from the patcher's background layer. background 1 adds the object to the background layer, background 0 removes it. Objects in the background layer are shown behind all objects in the default foreground layer.

color [4 floats]

Sets the color for the object box outline.

fontface [int]

Sets the type style used by the object. The options are:

plain
bold
italic
bold italic

Possible values:

0 = 'regular'
1 = 'bold'
2 = 'italic'
3 = 'bold italic'

fontname [symbol]

Sets the object's font.

fontsize [float]

Sets the object's font size (in points).

Possible values:

'8'
'9'
'10'
'11'
'12'
'13'
'14'
'16'
'18'
'20'
'24'
'30'
'36'
'48'
'64'
'72'

hidden [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object is hidden when the patcher is locked.

hint [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in as a pop-up hint when the user moves the mouse over the object in a locked patcher.

ignoreclick [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object ignores mouse clicks in a locked patcher.

patching_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 100. 0.)

Sets the position and size of the object in the patcher window.

position [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's x and y position in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its size unchanged.

presentation [int] (default: 0)

Sets whether an object belongs to the patcher's presentation.

presentation_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 0. 0.)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in the patcher's presentation, leaving its patching position unchanged.

rect [4 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation).

size [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's width and height in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its position unchanged.

textcolor [float]

Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.

textjustification [int]

Text Justification

Possible values:

0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'

varname [symbol]

Sets the patcher's scripting name, which can be used to address the object by name in pattr, scripting messages to thispatcher, and the js object.

Messages

bang

bang will output the most recently stored coordinate pair conversion.

int

Arguments

coordinate [int]
Converted to float.

float

Arguments

coordinate [float]
In left inlet: The x coordinate of a Cartesian pair to be converted into a polar coordinate pair consisting of distance and angle values. When used in an audio context, the value represents the real part of a frequency domain value to be converted into a polar coordinate pair consisting of amplitude and phase values.

In right inlet: The y coordinate of a Cartesian pair to be converted into a polar coordinate pair consisting of distance and angle values. When used in an audio context, the value represents the imaginary part of a frequency domain value to be converted into a polar coordinate pair consisting of amplitude and phase values.

Output

float

Out left outlet: The distance portion of the polar coordinate pair. When used in an audio context, the value represents the magnitude (amplitude) of the frequency represented by the currently input.

Out right outlet: The angle portion of the polar coordinate pair. When used in an audio context, the value represents the phase, expressed in radians, of the frequency represented by the current input. If only the left outlet is connected, the phase computation is not performed.

See Also

Name Description
atan2 Two-variable arc-tangent function
lcd Display graphics (deprecated)
poltocar Convert polar to cartesian coordinates
pow Computes input to the nth power
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