Re: drawing polygon diagonals

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg112370] Re: drawing polygon diagonals*From*: Arnoud Buzing <arnoudb at wolfram.com>*Date*: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 05:44:21 -0400 (EDT)

Additionally, there are lots of very enjoyable graph related demonstrations (including source code notebooks!) located here: http://demonstrations/search.html?query=graph On 9/10/10 3:49 AM, MH wrote: > Thanks for your help, Dan& Sjoerd! I have one more question because > as I was working with this, I thought of a small improvement. For > now, I'll assume my biggest n-value is 12, so the current Manipulate > statement finishes with a dodecagon. The current code generates a > triangle, then a square with its diagonals, then a pentagon with its > diagonals, then a hexagon, and so on, up to a dodecagon with all its > diagonals. Each step shows a regular polygon with all its > diagonals. > > It'd be nice, though, if as n increased (with the slider) the vertices > of the dodecagon appeared one at a time in the correct place, and the > lines between them also appeared. For example, when n is 5 (and not > yet all the way to 12), there'd be five red circles but they would NOT > form a regular pentagon. Instead, they'd be in the correct position > to be vertices of a regular dodecagon. This would be cool because a > large collection of lines would not change from one n-value to the > next. Your eye would be drawn only to the new lines when you add each > circle. And if the new lines could appear in a separate color -- oh > wow, that'd be great. (For my purposes, those are the new handshakes > when you add each person.) > > I hope this makes sense. I'll do some more looking in the DocCenter. > Thanks! I appreciate your help and guidance. > > MH >