# Finding points along a quadratic curve

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This example finds an array of approximately evenly spaced points along a quadratic curve.

It decomposes Path segments created with `context.quadraticCurveTo` into points along that curve.

``````// Return: an array of approximately evenly spaced points along a Quadratic curve
//
// Cite: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/36637211/drawing-a-curved-line-in-css-or-canvas-and-moving-circle-along-it/36827074#36827074
// As modified from the above citation
//
// ptCount: sample this many points at interval along the curve
// pxTolerance: approximate spacing allowed between points
// Ax,Ay,Bx,By,Cx,Cy: control points defining the curve
//
function plotQBez(ptCount,pxTolerance,Ax,Ay,Bx,By,Cx,Cy){
var deltaBAx=Bx-Ax;
var deltaCBx=Cx-Bx;
var deltaBAy=By-Ay;
var deltaCBy=Cy-By;
var ax,ay;
var lastX=-10000;
var lastY=-10000;
var pts=[{x:Ax,y:Ay}];
for(var i=1;i<ptCount;i++){
var t=i/ptCount;
ax=Ax+deltaBAx*t;
ay=Ay+deltaBAy*t;
var x=ax+((Bx+deltaCBx*t)-ax)*t;
var y=ay+((By+deltaCBy*t)-ay)*t;
var dx=x-lastX;
var dy=y-lastY;
if(dx*dx+dy*dy>pxTolerance){
pts.push({x:x,y:y});
lastX=x;
lastY=y;
}
}
pts.push({x:Cx,y:Cy});
return(pts);
}``````