# Q：n点圆上的近似位置

I am struggling with the following problem: I am given `n` points and a radius and I have to place them on a circle as symmetrical as possible.

Currently, I used something like this:

``````float theta = 360.0f / n;
int i = 0;
for (Word w : e.getValue()) {
double newX = Math.sin(theta * i) * RADIUS + I_OFFSET_X;
double newY = Math.cos(theta * i) * RADIUS + I_OFFSET_Y;
mxCell v2 = (mxCell) graph.insertVertex(parent, null, w.getValue(), newX, newY, OW_WIDTH, OW_HEIGHT,"shape=ellipse");
graph.insertEdge(parent, null, "", v1, v2);
i++;
}
``````

where n is my number of points.

This works fine for a large enough n, but for n=3 for example, I get something like:

I would actually like to have something like:

So basically, something as symmetric as possible would be awesome.

Any hints on how to solve this?

Thanks <3

I am struggling with the following problem: I am given `n` points and a radius and I have to place them on a circle as symmetrical as possible.

``````float theta = 360.0f / n;
int i = 0;
for (Word w : e.getValue()) {
double newX = Math.sin(theta * i) * RADIUS + I_OFFSET_X;
double newY = Math.cos(theta * i) * RADIUS + I_OFFSET_Y;
mxCell v2 = (mxCell) graph.insertVertex(parent, null, w.getValue(), newX, newY, OW_WIDTH, OW_HEIGHT,"shape=ellipse");
graph.insertEdge(parent, null, "", v1, v2);
i++;
}
``````

（绘图技能不好）

Thanks to Jongware, the answer was quite obvious. Because I'm dealing with Java, all the `sin/cos` parameters should be in radians. Fix:

``````double newX = Math.sin(Math.toRadians(theta * i)) * RADIUS + I_OFFSET_X;
Thanks to Jongware, the answer was quite obvious. Because I'm dealing with Java, all the `sin/cos` parameters should be in radians. Fix:
``````double newX = Math.sin(Math.toRadians(theta * i)) * RADIUS + I_OFFSET_X;