Asymptote: Useful commands and their Output
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For more complicated examples, which are often quite neat, see this page in the Art of Problem Solving Test Forum, which has various diagrams from contests. Clicking on them will reveal the code used to make them, so this is an excellent resource for students looking to make more advanced diagrams.
For each of the following, we have put a blue dot at the origin in order to indicate relative location of the output on the coordinate plane. In other words, assume that before each of the examples below is the command
dot((0,0),blue);
In addition, a comment after a line such as //math - extension indicates that the command (in this case extension) used in that line is defined in the math package, thus motivating the import math; (or other appropriate package) line at the top of the example.
Example 1:
dot((20,0));
Output 1:
Example 2:
draw((0,0)--(50,0),BeginArrow); draw((0,-10)--(50,-10),MidArrow); draw((0,-20)--(50,-20),EndArrow); draw((0,-30)--(50,-30),Arrows);
Output 2:
Example 3:
draw((0,0)--(50,0)); arrow((30,0),dir(180),green);
Example 4:
import math; pair A,B,C,D,E; A=(0,0); C=(50,0); B=(10,10); D=(40,20); E=extension(A,B,C,D); // math - extension // extension(A,B,C,D) returns the intersection of lines AB and CD draw(A--B); draw(C--D); draw(B--E--D,orange);
Example 5:
import graph; draw(Circle((0,0),20)); // graph - Circle
Example 6:
path p=(0,0)..(20,15)..(40,-5)..(50,0); draw(p); draw(rotate(90)*p,green); draw(rotate(180,(-5,0))*p,orange); draw(shift((5,20))*p,magenta); draw(shift((0,-25))*yscale(1.4)*p,red);
Example 7:
import olympiad; unitsize(50); pair A,B,C,O,I; A=origin; B=2*right; C=1.5*dir(70); O=circumcenter(A,B,C); // olympiad - circumcenter I=incenter(A,B,C); // olympiad - incenter draw(A--B--C--cycle); dot(O); dot(I); draw(circumcircle(A,B,C)); // olympiad - circumcircle draw(incircle(A,B,C)); // olympiad - incircle label("$I$",I,W); label("$O$",O,S);
Output 7:
Example 8:
import three; unitsize(1cm); size(50); currentprojection=orthographic(1/2,-1,1/2); // three - currentprojection, orthographic draw((0,0,0)--(1,0,0)--(1,1,0)--(0,1,0)--cycle,red); draw((0,0,0)--(0,0,1)); draw((0,1,0)--(0,1,1)); draw((1,1,0)--(1,1,1)); draw((1,0,0)--(1,0,1)); draw((0,0,1)--(1,0,1)--(1,1,1)--(0,1,1)--cycle,green);
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Example 9:
import three; unitsize(1cm); size(50); currentprojection=orthographic(1/2,-1,1/2); /* three - currentprojection, orthographic */ draw((0,0,0)--(1,0,0)--(1,1,0)--(0,1,0)--cycle,red); draw((0,0,0)--(0,0,1)); draw((0,1,0)--(0,1,1)); draw((1,1,0)--(1,1,1)); draw((1,0,0)--(1,0,1)); draw((0,0,1)--(1,0,1)--(1,1,1)--(0,1,1)--cycle,green);
Output 9:
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Example 10, buildcycle:
fill(buildcycle(curveI,reverse(curveIII),curveII),yellow);
Output 10, buildcycle:
Examples in Forum
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