[metapost] d\'ej\`a vu or turningnumber, area et caetera

Daniel H. Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Sat Feb 5 23:11:33 CET 2005

On Sat, 5 Feb 2005, Taco Hoekwater wrote:

> Daniel H. Luecking wrote:
> >
> > Did you mean  "area (t1,t2) of p"? (i.e., a <pair> of times rather than
> > a <subpath>).
> No, I actually meant a <subpath>  ;-)
> Using subpaths is possible because the algorithm does not care about
> cyclicity (<= is that a word?)

Excuse my denseness, but I still don't understand.
It requires only a pair of times to uniquely determine a subpath.
Would you want  area (subpath(1,2) of p) of p ?


Dan Luecking
Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72101

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