From: "Camille Couzi" <>
Newsgroups: comp.soft-sys.matlab
Subject: Point inside an ellipse (given that I know minor and major axis of the ellipse)
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 12:47:04 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: The MathWorks, Inc.
Lines: 5
Message-ID: <idnuo8$8s3$>
Reply-To: "Camille Couzi" <>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8; format=flowed
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
X-Trace: 1291812424 9091 (8 Dec 2010 12:47:04 GMT)
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 12:47:04 +0000 (UTC)
X-Newsreader: MATLAB Central Newsreader 2440108
Xref: comp.soft-sys.matlab:693550

I suppose that this is recurrent and easye question,but how can I know if a couple of points (x,y) is inside and ellipse defined by major and minor axis?
I have read some solutions using inpolygon, but I don't really know how to define the polygon so that it will be my ellipse...
If somebody can help me I will be very very greatfull.
Thanks in advance!