Quotient

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon Jun 24 15:34:48 EDT 2019


Thanks: I have.

BUT, imagine, if you will, a situation where I want to animate a blob as in:

put 1 into LYNE
   repeat until line LYNE of fld "PointsList" is empty
     move grc "blob" to line LYNE of fld "PointsList"
     wait 2 ticks
     add 1 to LYNE
  end repeat

Let's suppose those points should make the blob go round an invisible 
circle
(this is fairly old-hat as Benjamin Beaumont demonstrated this sort of 
thing
at the Edinburgh conference about 10 years ago) but, while I might generate
the points of a circle using the ancient SINE-COSINE algorhthim (b*gger,
how do you spell that word?), I want the points in the listField to end 
up as
whole numbers with no decimal component.

I'm not sure 'div' is going to be much help there.

I suppose I could be totally whacko and set up the decimal point as the 
item delimiter
and start splitting off bits . . . .

Richmond.

On 24.06.19 22:26, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote:
> Try ‘div’ :)
>
> Mark.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On 24 Jun 2019, at 20:22, Richmond via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>> Err . . .
>>
>> So; I have several numbers that have to be divided by other numbers:
>>
>> 28 / 3
>>
>> 301 / 10
>>
>> 44 / 6
>>
>> now these will all yield "awkward numbers" consisting of a quotient and a remainder:
>>
>> 9.33
>>
>> 30.1
>>
>> 7.33
>>
>> Now I know one could be "ever so slightly potty" in LiveCode to get the quotient by doing something
>> like this:
>>
>> put 28/3 into XX
>> put (28 mod 3) into YY
>> put (XX - YY) into ZZ
>>
>> but that seems a long way round . . . but I cannot work out what the equivalent term to 'mod'
>> is to get the quotient in LiveCode.
>>
>> Richmond.
>>
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