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# makeCartDisc

Create evenly distributed Cartesian points covering a disc.

## Syntax

```disc = makeCartDisc(disc_pos, radius, focus_pos, num_points)
disc = makeCartDisc(disc_pos, radius, focus_pos, num_points, plot_disc)
disc = makeCartDisc(disc_pos, radius, focus_pos, num_points, plot_disc, use_spiral)
```

## Description

`makeCartDisc` creates an array of the Cartesian coordinates of points evenly distributed over a disc. The disc points are calculated using either Fermat's spiral or a set of concentric circles (the default). The position of the disc is set by `disc_pos`. If given as a 2 element vector, the Cartesian disc points are returned in 2D. If given as a 3 element vector, the Cartesian disc points are returned in 3D assuming the disc lies in the x-y plane. In 3D, the orientation of the disc can optionally be defined using the `focus_pos` input. The 2D plot that is displayed after calling `makeCartDisc([1, 1], 1, [], 200, true);` is given below.

## Inputs

 `disc_pos` Cartesian position of the centre of the disc given as a two (2D) or three (3D) element vector [m] `radius` Radius of the disc [m] `focus_pos` Any point on the beam axis of the disc given as a three element vector `[fx, fy, fz]` [m], can be set to [] to define a disc in the x-y plane [m] `num_points` Number of points on the disc

## Optional Inputs

 `plot_disc` Boolean controlling whether the Cartesian coordinates are plotted (default = false) `use_spiral` Boolean controlling whether the Cartesian points are chosen using a spiral sampling pattern instead of concentric sampling (default = false)

## Outputs

 `disc` 2 x `num_points` or 3 x `num_points` array of Cartesian coordinates

`makeDisc`, `makeCartBowl`