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Interface Rule  view Rule download Rule.java

All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractRule

public interface Rule

A Rule has the ability to specify where it would like a node to be positioned in space.
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Version:
D0.I0.T0

Method Summary
 Position[] getDesiredPosition(Map map, int ord)
          Specify where it would like a node to be positioned in space.
 int getScale()
          Each call to getDesiredPosition() returns an array of Positions, this method gets the preferred length of that returned array.
 void setScale(int scale)
          Each call to getDesiredPosition() returns an array of Positions, this method sets the preferred length of that returned array.
 

Method Detail

getDesiredPosition

public Position[] getDesiredPosition(Map map,
                                     int ord)
Specify where it would like a node to be positioned in space. Rules return an array of positions where the average of them specifies the real desired position. So to specify a single place simply return an array of one position. The positions are added to the results from all Rules so to specify a single position more strongly, return an array conataining that position many times.
I expect that any Rule will not return more than 30 positions. This expectation may be useful in colouring how many times to include your Position(s) in the array.


setScale

public void setScale(int scale)
Each call to getDesiredPosition() returns an array of Positions, this method sets the preferred length of that returned array. It is only a preferred length, so non-perfect Rules are free to miss by one or 2.


getScale

public int getScale()
Each call to getDesiredPosition() returns an array of Positions, this method gets the preferred length of that returned array.