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    Robocode Difficulty Understanding

    Hello cf,
    I urgently need to know what these lines of code do?

    1.
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    gravityX = gravityX * 0.85D - Math.sin(bearing) / enemyDist;
    gravityY = gravityY * 0.85D - Math.cos(bearing) / enemyDist;
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    setTurnRightRadians(Utils.normalRelativeAngle(Math.atan2(gravity
    	+ 1.0D / getX() - 1.0D / (fieldX - getX()), gravityY + 1.0D
    	/ getY() - 1.0D / (fieldY - getY()))
    	- getHeadingRadians()));
    This is a code snippet from the DustBunny nano bot, in which uses anti-gravity. I read through the anti-gravity articles, but this doesn't seem like them. Even picking them slightly apart would help me a lot.

    I understand the force acting, but was is D?

    - Sammy12
    Last edited by Sammy12; 05-29-2012 at 04:24 PM.

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    "D" suffix simply indicates that the number in use is a double, not a float. Although best I know Java goes the other way; fractional numbers are double by default and floats must be affixed with F, unlike whole numbers which are integers unless specified as long (ie: 13L;). You can check this against the Number:
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    Number n 0.85;
    System.out.println(n.getClass().getSimpleName()); 
    Returns Double, while:
    PHP Code:
    Number n 85;
    System.out.println(n.getClass().getSimpleName()); 
    Returns Integer.

    So in Java, 1.0 = 1.0D.

    As for the rest of the equations, there's simply no way to describe them aside from what they do. Its clearly calculating rotation movements, but I can't tell you why or for what.

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    Thanks Fou-Lu,

    I think gravityX and gravityY are for the X and Y are the forces at a 90 degree angle when head to head with a bot.

    The Math.atan2 is the angle of the quotient of the two coordinates (maybe field - coordinate), so basically the perfect angle between X and Y, which is the best angle for the robot to move in.

    Thank you for your incite on the "D" that helps make things a lot easier. Did you not want to tell me what the answer was or was there not enough information provided?

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    Not enough information to use. But on top of that I'd have to dust off the old geotrig books to solve the equations to see what its actually doing :P

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    haha thanks for all the help it actually really helped me understand what was going on


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