how does Rotate in 2D work?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg127627] how does Rotate in 2D work?*From*: "Nasser M. Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>*Date*: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 03:17:05 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net*Reply-to*: nma at 12000.org

Suppose I have an arrow Arrow[{{0,0},{0,1}}] and I want to rotate it 90 degrees, but taking the origin of the arrow to be the point {0.5,0} when doing the rotation, instead of the point {0,0} as it is above. i.e. given | | +-----> (0,0) (1,0) Now if I do Rotate on the above, by 90 degrees, with {0,0} as origin, it gives, using the command Graphics[{ Rotate[Arrow[{{0, 0}, {1, 0}}], 90 Degree, {0, 0}] }, Axes -> True] (0,1) ^ | | +--- (0,0) So far so good. Now, I want to obtain this ^ | | | +------+ (0,0) (1,0) i.e. I want the rotation to be around (1,0), and not (0,0). I thought I can do it using the same command above, by just changing {0,0} to {1,0} like this Graphics[{ Rotate[Arrow[{{0, 0}, {1, 0}}], 90 Degree, {1, 0}] }, Axes -> True] But the above gave | (1,0) +------+-- (0,0) ^ | | It is more strange when asking for rotation around say (.5,0), Graphics[{ Rotate[Arrow[{{0, 0}, {1, 0}}], 90 Degree, {.5, 0}] }, Axes -> True] Now it gives ^ | | +-----|------ (0,0) |(0.5,0) | | So, I think this has to do what that 'bounding box' that help talks about, but ofcourse help does not say how to change this or anything, and no examples. question is: How can I use the Rotate command so that the _origin_ of the arrow or the Line I want to rotate is where the rotation occur around? i.e I want the arrow to be based from that rotation point before the rotation start. (I know there other ways to do this, using RotationMatrix and such, but I wanted to find how to do it using Rotate). I think the problem is with the Bounding Box thing, which I do not understand now how to change in this case. ps. Please WRI, improve your help pages more. Add more 'words' and do not be so brief and cryptic in the description and add more examples and add links to things you mention. thanks. --Nasser

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