View Question
Q: Maximizing the size of multiple graphics in a given space ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
 Question
 Subject: Maximizing the size of multiple graphics in a given space Category: Computers > Programming Asked by: canadia-ga List Price: \$20.00 Posted: 02 Nov 2006 17:37 PST Expires: 02 Dec 2006 17:37 PST Question ID: 779610
 ```Despite the way this question sounds, this is not a homework or exam question. I'm working on some research on the side on maximizing the use of certain UI areas and thought it would be easier to offload this work. Assume you have X and Y, which represent a rectangular space starting from 0,0. This represents a rectanglular piece of "real estate" you see on the screen. You are now given a list of values, each representing a percentage of "ownership" of that rectangular space (eg. 50%, 7%, 13% ...always whole percentages). Each value is tied to an image/graphic that we want to put into this rectangular space. The graphic is always *square* in shape. You can assume that each graphic can be scaled larger or smaller as much as needed. There is another input that designates the smallest possible graphic we allow, therefore avoiding the problem of infinitessimally smaller squares. Example is 1%, which means that no graphic will ever be smaller than 1% of the rectangular space. I am okay with replicating the square graphic as many times as needed in the given space, but want to minimize this as much as possible. That is, I want to use a graphic as few times as possible, by scaling the original square graphic larger to fill a square space and repeating this until the overall space used equals its corresponding percentage that was specified originally. The output should be an array for each graphic. In each array will be a list of the x,y coordinates of the top left and bottom right of every specific graphic to maximally fill it's percentage of real estate. (Using the least number of graphics possible, per graphic) An example. Suppose the overall rectangular space is square. (0,0) and (100,100). We have three owners Alpha owns 50% space Beta owns 25% Charlie owns 25% Alpha would be (0,0), (50,50) (0,50), (50, 100) Beta would be (50,0), (100, 50) Charlie would be (50,50), (100, 100) This is an overly simple example, there will be cases where the area for each owner will not be square, so you need to split it into smaller and smaller squares to cover the screen real estate. For an answer, we would like it preferably in PHP but will accept VBscript or javascript.```