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Compatibility of Geometry Definitions

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.. index:: geometry; compatibility with other standards

The translation and orientation geometry used by this canSAS standard are consistent with:

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.. index:: cartesian
Cartesian:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartesian_coordinate_system
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.. index:: right-hand rule
Right-hand rule:
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-hand_rule
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.. index:: NeXus
NeXus:http://www.nexusformat.org/Coordinate_Systems
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.. index:: McStas
McStas:http://mcstas.risoe.dk/documentation/tutorial/node6.html

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.. index:: SHADOW
SHADOW:The translation and orientation geometry definitions used here are different than those used by SHADOW (http://www.nanotech.wisc.edu/shadow). In SHADOW, the y and z axes are swapped and the direction of x is changed.
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