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Author Bresenham, Jack
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Graphics ♦ Circle drawing ♦ Raster display ♦ Incremental digital plotting ♦ Step generation ♦ Dot generation ♦ Circle algorithm ♦ Integer arithmetic
Abstract Circular arcs can be drawn on an incremental display device such as a cathode ray tube, digital plotter, or matrix printer using only sign testing and elementary addition and subtraction. This paper describes methodology for producing dot or step patterns closest to the true circle.
Description Affiliation: IBM System Communications Divison, White Plains, NY (Bresenham, Jack)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 20
Issue Number 2
Page Count 7
Starting Page 100
Ending Page 106


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Source: ACM Digital Library