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Set coordinate value of a geometry (usually a point)

The free functions **get** and **set** are two of the most important functions of
Boost.Geometry, both within the library, as also for the library user.
With these two functions you normally get and set coordinate values from
and for a point, box, segment or sphere.

template<std::size_t Dimension, typename Geometry> void set(Geometry & geometry, typename coordinate_type< Geometry >::type const & value)

Type |
Concept |
Name |
Description |
---|---|---|---|

Dimension |
Dimension, this template parameter is required. Should contain [0 .. n-1] for an n-dimensional geometry |
- |
Must be specified |

Geometry & |
Any type fulfilling a Geometry Concept (usually a Point Concept) |
geometry |
A model of the specified concept (usually a point) |

typename coordinate_type< Geometry >::type const & |
value |
The coordinate value to set |

Either

`#include <boost/geometry.hpp>`

Or

`#include <boost/geometry/core/access.hpp>`

Note | |
---|---|

If you host both the std:: library namespace and boost::geometry:: namespace set might become ambiguous, std::set is a collection. So don't do that or refer to geometry::set then explicitly. |

Case |
Behavior |
---|---|

Point |
Sets the coordinate of a point |

Circle or Sphere |
Sets the coordinate of the center of a circle or sphere (currently in an extension) |

Spherical |
Sets the coordinate of a point, in either Radian's or Degree's, depending on specified units |

Constant

Set the coordinate of a point

#include <iostream> #include <boost/geometry.hpp> #include <boost/geometry/geometries/point_xy.hpp> namespace bg = boost::geometry; int main() { bg::model::d2::point_xy<double> point; bg::set<0>(point, 1); bg::set<1>(point, 2); std::cout << "Location: " << bg::dsv(point) << std::endl; return 0; }

Output:

Location: (1, 2)