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This tutorial describes how to get started using Ignition Math with Python.
NOTE: If you have compiled Ignition Math from source, you should export your
We will run through an example that determines the distance between two points in 3D space. Start by creating a bare-bones main file using the editor of your choice.
The easiest way to include Ignition Math is through
At this point your main file should look like
Now let's create two 3D points with arbitrary values. We will use the
ignition.math.Vector3 class to represent these points. Ignition Math provides some
Vector3 types which are:
Vector3d (Vector3 using doubles),
Vector3f (Vector3 using floats) and
Vector3i (Vector3 using integers). The result of this addition will be a main file similar to the following.
Finally, we can compute the distance between
point2 using the
ignition.math.Vector3.distance() function and output the distance value.