EukleidesMode

eukleides.el is major mode to edit eukleides files. Eukleides is very flexible and powerful language to describe figures and their relation on plane. Unlike other plane geometry products such as kseg and geometer’s sketchpad eukleides is designed as language without any GUI. This gives some charm and power, however complicates feedback. EukleidesMode makes use of eukleides very easy, even easier then kseg and friends. EukleidesMode has great support for interactive forms, that allows you to tune geometry figures and values in extremely emacs user friendly way. EukleidesMode supports many Emacs features, such as ImenuMode, ElDoc, etc

NOTE that EukleidesMode yet works(checked) only under XEmacs and SXEmacs.

Extending eukleides

Eukleides language does not provide mechanism to extend its constructs. For example it is not possible to create some function for defining trapezium or regular decagon, so you could write A B C D trapezium(..) or A B C D E F G H J K decagon(..). The idea is to provide mechanism for code translation. For example using EukleidesMode you could write:

  M N tangent(A, c)

and this code translates to next before the actual compilation by eukleides:

  M N intersection(circle(A, center(c)), c)

so M, N are points of contacts of tangents from point A to circle c, or

  A B C D trapezium(45:, 60:, 4, 2)

translates to:

  A B AB_TOP_temp triangle(4, 45:, 60:)
  C = homothecy(B, AB_TOP_temp, 2/4)
  D = homothecy(A, AB_TOP_temp, 2/4)

so A, B, C, D defines trapezium


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