SpherePoints

SpherePoints[n]

gives the positions of n uniformly distributed points on the surface of a unit sphere.

Details

  • SpherePoints[n] gives exactly equally spaced points in certain cases for small n. In other cases, it places points so they are approximately equally spaced.
  • SpherePoints[n,WorkingPrecisionp] gives a result with entries of precision p.

Examples

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Basic Examples  (1)

200 uniformly distributed points on a sphere:

Options  (1)

WorkingPrecision  (1)

Generate points with machine precision:

Generate points with 24-digit precision:

Applications  (1)

Use a Delaunay mesh to make an approximation to a sphere:

Neat Examples  (1)

Connect points on a sphere with a line to generate an intricate pattern:

Wolfram Research (2017), SpherePoints, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SpherePoints.html (updated 2022).

Text

Wolfram Research (2017), SpherePoints, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SpherePoints.html (updated 2022).

CMS

Wolfram Language. 2017. "SpherePoints." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2022. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SpherePoints.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (2017). SpherePoints. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SpherePoints.html

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2022_spherepoints, author="Wolfram Research", title="{SpherePoints}", year="2022", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SpherePoints.html}", note=[Accessed: 27-September-2022 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2022_spherepoints, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={SpherePoints}, year={2022}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SpherePoints.html}, note=[Accessed: 27-September-2022 ]}