# Changing coordinates in a grid

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.

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.

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