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Created Jul 6, 2010

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from math import sqrt
from matplotlib import pyplot
from shapely.geometry import *
GM = (sqrt(5)-1.0)/2.0
W = 8.0
H = W*GM
SIZE = (W, H)
COLORS = ['#6699cc', '#ffcc33']
def cut(line, distance):
# Cuts a line in two at a distance from its starting point
if distance <= 0.0 or distance >= line.length:
return [LineString(line)]
coords = list(line.coords)
for i, p in enumerate(coords):
pd = line.project(Point(p))
if pd == distance:
return [
if pd > distance:
cp = line.interpolate(distance)
return [
LineString(coords[:i] + [(cp.x, cp.y)]),
LineString([(cp.x, cp.y)] + coords[i:])]
def plot_coords(ax, ob):
# Plot a line's coordinates
x, y = ob.xy
ax.plot(x, y, 'o', color='#999999', zorder=1)
def plot_bounds(ax, ob):
# Plot a line's boundary
x, y = zip(*list((p.x, p.y) for p in ob.boundary))
ax.plot(x, y, 'o', color='#000000', zorder=1)
def plot_line(ax, ob, color='#999999'):
# Plot a line
x, y = ob.xy
ax.plot(x, y, color=color, alpha=0.7, linewidth=3, solid_capstyle='round', zorder=2)
def arrange(axes):
# Set axes parameters
xrange = [-1, 4]
yrange = [-1, 3]
axes.set_yticks(range(*yrange) + [yrange[-1]])
# The figure
fig = pyplot.figure(1, figsize=SIZE, dpi=90)
# A simple (non-crossing) line
line = LineString([(0, 0), (1, 1), (0, 2), (2, 2), (3, 1), (1, 0)])
# 1: plot the line
ax = fig.add_subplot(121)
plot_coords(ax, line)
plot_bounds(ax, line)
plot_line(ax, line)
ax.set_title('a) Before')
# 2: cut the line and plot the pieces
ax = fig.add_subplot(122)
for piece, color in zip(cut(line, line.length/2.0), COLORS):
plot_coords(ax, piece)
plot_bounds(ax, piece)
plot_line(ax, piece, color=color)
ax.set_title('b) After')
# pyplot.savefig('cut.png')
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