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``````--calculate circle points, gradually decreasing decrease radius  (circle: query #882633)
set nocount on
declare @spirals float = ##Spirals:Int?10##
declare @numberOfPositions float = ##numberOfPositions:int?360##
declare @radiansPerPosition float = (360/@numberOfPositions)*pi()/180.0 --'radians = degrees × pi / 180°
declare @xStop float, @yStop float
create table #x ( groupSpace varchar(10), x float, y float)
declare @z float, @spiral int=0, @groupspace varchar(15)=N' '

while @spiral <= @spirals
begin
set @spiral=@spiral+1
set @groupspace=@groupspace+N' '
set @z=250
while @z <= @numberOfPositions - 249
begin --calculate points
insert into #x(groupSpace,x,y) values (@groupspace,@xStop,@yStop)  --write to table (double the height)
set @z=@z+1
set @radius = case when ##accelerate:int?0## = 0
end
end

print @z
select x,groupspace,y from #x
union all select  2660.0,N' ', 1333.0 --the keep circle away from edge
union all select -2660.0,'',-1333.0
--1400,10,180,0 =circle
--1400,100,360,0 = solid

--Spirals:# of Rotations (1-30?):
--accelerate: Oval-ize (0-30?):
--numberOfPositions:# of Dots in  a Circle (1-360):``````

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