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Tool to get the shortest path in a compass course. The compass is a navigational instrument for locating the North and by extension the South, West and East.

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# Compass Course

## Compass Course Calculator

 Mode Smplify the Course Display Course Path (not avaiable)

Tool to get the shortest path in a compass course. The compass is a navigational instrument for locating the North and by extension the South, West and East.

### How to simplify a Compass Course?

dCode will travel the requested path and calculate the final position. This position is then given by 2 coordinates with respect to the starting point.

Example: Going 10 steps to the East then 10 steps to the West is to return to the starting point. So better not to have moved!

dCode calculates the path traveled, its distance but also its equivalent in a straight line.

Example: If a treasure is 40 steps North, then 30 steps East, then 20 steps South, and 10 steps West, then indicate 40N-30E-20S-10W. dCode will simplify the path to 20N,20E, read 20 steps North and 20 steps East (relatively to the starting point). The move is simplified to only 40 steps (20 + 20) instead of 100 (40 + 30 + 20 + 10). For information, a walker as the crow flies (in a straight line), will be about 28.3 steps from its starting point.

### What is the syntax of a Compass Path?

The expected format is number1direction1,number2direction2, ie. 2N,3E for 2 (steps, meters, etc.) direction North then 3 direction East.

Only integers are allowed