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A library for vector math in n dimensions.

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ndvector is yet another vector math library for Python3. Where numpy focuses on everything including the kitchen sink, ndvector is intended to provide a simple, pythonic, object oriented API for vector math in n dimensions.

License

Apache License 2.0 (see LICENSE)

Requirements

python >= 3.5

Usage

Usage attempts to be about what you expect. Simply import the library, create Point and Vector objects, and do math with them.

from n_dimension import Vector

v1 = Vector(1.0, 0.0)
v2 = Vector(-1.0, 1.0)
v3 = v1 + v2
print(v3) # => Vector ‹0.0, 1.0›

API

Given:

- s a scalar (float)

- p, p# are instances of Point

- v, v# are instances of Vector

Class Point:

- constructor - create a Point from one or more float parameters, a tuple
	of floats, or a list of floats

- properties:

	- dimension - the dimension of the Point

- operators:

	- 'p + v' addition of a Vector to a Point to get the Point at the tip of
		the Vector if the tail of the vector is moved to the Point

	- 'p1 - p2' subtraction of a Point from a Point to get the Vector between
		the Points

	- 'p1 == p2' equality (See Note 1)

	- 'p1 != p2' not equality (See Note 1)

Class Vector:

- constructor - create a Vector from one or more float parameters, a tuple
	of floats, or a list of floats

- properties:
	- dimension - the dimension of the vector
	- magnitude - the magnitude of the vector

- operators

	- 'v1 + v2' vector addition

	- 'v1 - v2' vector subtraction

	- 'v1 * v2' scalar aka dot product (v1 * v2 => scalar)

	- 'v * s' scale vector

	- 'v1 @ v2' vector aka cross product (v1 * v2 => vector) (See Note 2)

	- 'v1 == v2' equality (See Note 1)

	- 'v1 != v2' not equality (See Note 1)

- methods

	- angle() - find the angle in radians between the vector and another vector

	- normalize() - find a unit vector with the same direction as the vector

Notes

  1. testing for equality when floats are involved is tricky. n_dimension considers two floats to be equal if the absolute value of their difference is less than a certain amount; currently 0.000001 seems to work well. This may be refined after more testing
  2. only implemented for Vectors of dimension three (3)

Testing

Testing is done using tox and pytest. See https://tox.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ for information about installing tox. Run the tests by cloning the source repository, changing into the local working directory, and invoking tox.

git clone https://github.com/tkegan/n_dimension.git
cd n_dimension
tox

To Do

  • Create better API documentation

  • Investigate accelerated performance by moving some functionality to compiled code but only if the pure python implementation can be kept as a fallback

Contribute

I welcome pull requests against the GitHub repository. If extending the API, please include tests. I will not merge changes to the API until tests are in place and passing.

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