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Circle

  • Circle[ x , y , r ] is a two-dimensional graphics primitive that represents a circle of radius r centered at the point x, y.
  • Circle[ x , y , , ] yields an ellipse with semi-axes and .
  • Circle[ x , y , r , , ] represents a circular arc.
  • Angles are measured in radians counterclockwise from the positive direction.
  • Circle[ x , y , , , , ] yields a segment of an ellipse obtained by transforming a circular arc with the specified starting and ending angles.
  • Scaled[ , ] or Scaled[ , , , ] can be used in the radius specification. The are in scaled coordinates, and the are in absolute coordinates.
  • Offset[ , ] can be used to specify radii in printer's points.
  • The thickness of the circle can be specified using the Thickness primitive.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.9.2Section 2.9.2.
  • See also: Disk.

    Further Examples

    This displays a circle, an ellipse, and an arc of a circle.

    Evaluate the cell to see the graphic.

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