# [−][src]Crate meander

This crate provides a way to show slow change in several variables at once. This change is done in such a way that should explore the value space fairly well while also appearing natural and random.

One place this might be useful is in code that demonstrates how changing certain parameters changes a model.

The variables yielded by this crate will all have values between 0 and 1, so you should scale them to suit your purposes.

# How it Works

For each variable, there is a separate function that determines its motion. This function is given by the average of three sinusoidal functions.

```use meander::rand;
use meander::typenum::U3;

use meander::Meander;

struct Color {
r: u8,
g: u8,
b: u8,
}

fn random_colors() -> impl Iterator<Item=Color> {
rand::random::<Meander<U3>>()
.into_time_steps(0.01).map(|a| {
match a.as_slice() {
// The variables yielded by `Meander` are floats between 0 and 1,
// so we multiply by 256 and cast to `u8` to get the range we want.
&[r, g, b] => Color {
r: (r*256.0) as u8,
g: (g*256.0) as u8,
b: (b*256.0) as u8,
},
_ => unreachable!()
}
})
}```

## Re-exports

 `pub use rand;` `pub use generic_array;` `pub use generic_array::typenum;`

## Structs

 Meander Represents a curve that meanders through `D`-dimensional space. Meander1D Represents a curve that meanders through 1-dimensional space. Consists of 3 sinusoids whose values are averaged. UnitSinusoid Represents a sinusoid that varies between 0 and 1.