I'm a developer very bad in math, and I got a problem that I'm not able to solve.

I got a grid each cell got a position X and Y like shown in the picture below


Actually I got the red coordinates, I need the green ones...
My cells are in diagonal so it takes the diagonal line as center.

If I do X - Y it would be good for the first col, but the second one will have 1 too much.

I don't have many clues

Sorry if I put the wrong tags but I don't have many ideas of where to put it.

Thank you for your help.


Call the red coordinates $X$ and $Y$, and the green coordinates $X'$ and $Y'$. Then

$$X' = (Y+X)/2,$$

$$Y' = (Y-X)/2.$$

You can think of this as the result of applying a rotation of $45^\circ$ clockwise to the vector $(X,Y)$, then normalizing the result.

  • $\begingroup$ Wow thank you ! Sorry for my late reply but I needed to go somewhere. Thank you very much $\endgroup$ – Shadowbob May 12 '12 at 8:16
  • $\begingroup$ You're very welcome, @Shadowbob. $\endgroup$ – Antonio Vargas May 12 '12 at 14:52
  • $\begingroup$ And now to have the opposite ? $\endgroup$ – Shadowbob May 13 '12 at 10:42
  • $\begingroup$ Oh I found it X' - Y' = X and X' + Y' = Y $\endgroup$ – Shadowbob May 13 '12 at 11:07

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