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P        = bsxfun (@minus, P, centroid (P));

P        = bsxfun (@minus, P, centroid (P));

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Now we have our SVG as a polygon compatible with the Geometry package format. You can plot the polygon using the function {{Codeline|drawPolygon}}. the next step is to mesh the interior of the polygon. To do this we could just call {{Codeline|delaunay}} on the polygon and be done with it, but in general such mesh wont be so nice (you will need to add interior points). A very effective way of generating a good mesh is to use the package {{Forge|msh}}, which requires [http://geuz.org/gmsh/ Gmsh] installed in your system. The function {{Codeline|data2geo}} in the Geometry package makes our work very easy:
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Now we have our SVG as a polygon compatible with the Geometry package format. You can plot the polygon using the function {{Codeline|drawPolygon}}.
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{{Code|Plotting a polygon compatible with geometry package|<pre>
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drawPolygon (P,'-o');
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As you can see the polygon has lots of points. We need to simplify the polygon in order to obtain a mesh of reasonable size. Otherwise gmsh will have problems meshing and the result could be huge (or a segmentation fault :( ). THe package geometry comes with a simplification function but as of version 1.4.0, this function is very naive and wont fix this problem. If you know how to simplify polygons you can contribute!
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We are going to reduce the amount of points of th epolygon in a drastic and destructive way (i.e. the shape may be considerably damaged). The codes to do so follows, in the future a better procedure will be published here.
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{{Code|Symplification of a polygon compatible with geometry package|<pre>
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The next step is to mesh the interior of the polygon. To do this we could just call {{Codeline|delaunay}} on the polygon and be done with it, but in general such mesh wont be so nice (you will need to add interior points). A very effective way of generating a good mesh is to use the package {{Forge|msh}}, which requires [http://geuz.org/gmsh/ Gmsh] installed in your system. The function {{Codeline|data2geo}} in the Geometry package makes our work very easy:

{{Code|Generating mesh for plot with msh package|<pre>

{{Code|Generating mesh for plot with msh package|<pre>
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meshsize = sqrt (mean (sumsq (diff (P, 1, 1), 2)))/2;

meshsize = sqrt (mean (sumsq (diff (P, 1, 1), 2)))/2;

data2geo (P, meshsize, "output", [filename ".geo"]);

data2geo (P, meshsize, "output", [filename ".geo"]);
T = msh2m_gmsh (filename);
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T       = msh2m_gmsh (filename);

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