Draws a circle.

Circle(*X*,*Y*,*r*)

(83+ and higher only)

Circle(*X*,*Y*,*r*,{*i*})

(84+ CSE only)

Circle(*X*,*Y*,*r*

Press:

- Press [2ND] [PRGM] to enter the DRAW menu
- Press [9] to insert Circle(

TI-83/84/+/SE/CSE/CE

1 byte

`Circle( X,Y,r)` will draw a circle at (

*X*,

*Y*) with radius

*r*.

*X*and

*Y*will be affected by the window settings. The radius will also be affected by the window settings.

`:Circle(5,5,5)`

# Advanced Uses

The radius of a circle is affected by the window settings. This means that if the x- and y-increment is two, the radius will be two pixels. However, there is another way to take advantage of this to draw ellipses. If the x- and y-increment are different, then the shape will not be a circle. For instance, with Xmin=0, Xmax=20, Ymin=0, and Ymax=31, `Circle(10,10,2)` will draw an ellipse, where the width is greater than the height.

# Optimization

If a complex list such as {*i*} is passed to `Circle(` as the fourth argument, the "fast circle" routine is used instead, which uses the symmetries of the circle to only do 1/8 of the trig calculations. For example:

```
:Circle(0,0,5
can be
:Circle(0,0,5,{i
```

Any list of complex numbers will work as the fourth argument in the same way, but there's no benefit to using any other list.

Note: The "fast circle" routine is not available on the TI-84+CSE or TI-84+CE calculators.

# Command Timings

The ordinary `Circle(` is extremely slow. The fast circle trick discussed above cuts the time down to only about 30% of the "slow `Circle(`" time! While still not instant, this is faster than any replacement routine that can be written in TI-Basic.

For small radii, replace `Circle(` with `Pt-On(` instead.

# Related Commands

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