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Topic: Software for Calculating Geometric Transformations
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Re: Software for Calculating Geometric Transformations
Posted: Sep 6, 2011 4:52 AM
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"PB" <p@b.com> wrote in message news:j41ko6$dp9$1@news.datemas.de...
>I am currently doing a course on Computer Graphics Algorithms. This
> involves lot of matrix transformations i.e. for eg - rotating
> co-ordinates, translating, reflecting etc.
>
> I am solving the problems on paper using a calculator, but I need some
> software which will help me verify the solution (the calculations are
> very error prone with so many matrix multiplications)
>
> i.e. I am looking for software where if I input "Reflect point (4,5) on
> line y = 3x + 12",
> it will give me the reflected co-ordinates. Does anyone know of any free
> software which will help me with this?


Maxima, Octave, you have to write your own routines.
Google for "computer algebra system free".

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