How to make negative degree numbers positive while maintaining degree.
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Kristin Aldridge on 21 Oct 2021
I'm trying to use
if avg_deg < 0, avg_deg = avg_deg+360; end
but it isn't working. I don't want to use abs because I want to rotate these negative degrees to their positive counterpart, but the line of code isn't doing anything at all.
Walter Roberson on 21 Oct 2021
You can use logical indexing....
avg_deg = randi([-719 719], 1, 10)
mask = avg_deg < 0;
new_deg_version_1 = avg_deg;
new_deg_version_1(mask) = new_deg_version_1(mask) + 360
But I would suggest that mod() is more reliable, since it can handle angles < -360 and angles >= 360
new_deg_version_2 = mod(avg_deg, 360)