# Rotate a line

I want to simulate the minute hand of a clock and am doing so by multiplying the other line vertex with the rotation matrix. Is there a simpler way e.g. rotating the actual graphic object symbolically?

Rotate a line

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This is a situation where using polar coordinates can be quite helpful. Hope the code below helps.

```
def sec_to_rad( n ):
theta = 2*n*pi/60
return (sin(theta),cos(theta))
sum([line([(0,0),sec_to_rad(i)],axes=False)+text("{}".format(i),sec_to_rad(i)) for i in range(60)]).show(aspect_ratio=1)
```

To see above in action see here.

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2015-10-05 17:28:10 -0500
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Last updated: **Oct 05 '15**

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