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Rectangular Spiral Graphics

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Submitted on: 12/25/2019 12:34:20 PM
By: Eddie Bole 
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: Unrated
Compatibility: VB 6.0
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     Makes rectangular spirals with different gap sizes (from 4 and up). The program has some bugs in the algorithm I developed. The algorithm I found draws the right pattern (from 4 and up), but some of the coordinates are repeated in the listbox for gaps 5,6, 7 and up. For a gap less than 3 the pattern is not drawn properly. Perhaps some Maths Algorithm expert can work out the correct algorithm. It is interesting to note that the pattern is still drawn and remains about the same size (when it is expected to get bigger for a bigger gap size). The steps to display the pattern are: calculate the points, save the listbox, plot the points (1, 2 and 3 as shown in the screen shot). Enjoy and if you know of and of a better Algorithm please send it to me. Take care all.

 
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12/25/2019 10:24:20 PMEddie Bole

I did something similar to this by incrementing line distances on a pixel plane, but this one uses Cartesian coordinates and an Algorithm (which at the moment produces redundant data for higher gap values).
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12/27/2019 8:29:21 PMEddie Bole

After pondering about the redundancy problem I decided to take another tack and work with the gap 4 size that I know works correctly with the Algorithm I found and then use it to get the other levels. A possible solution, but probably not the only one.
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