# LPE: Ellipse from Points

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This page describes inkscape's Live Path Effects "Ellipse from Points" introduced in inkscape 0.93.

### GUI Parameters

**Method:**select from**Auto ellipse:**if the path contains 2...4 nodes, a circle is created; if the path contains more than 5 nodes, an ellipse is created. Note, that a circle is properly defined with either 2 or 3 points and an ellipse requires at least 5 points.**Circle only:**similar to Auto Ellipse, but now a circle is always fitted. Requires a path with at least 2 nodes.**Isonometric ellipse:**uses the first 2 edges to construct an isonometric ellipse.

**Arc:**generates an (open( elliptic arc.**Other Arc side:**uses the opposite side for the arc (only has an effect when Arc is selected).**Slice Arc:**generates a sliced arc (only has an effect when Arc is selected).**Frame (isonometric rectangle):**generates an isonometric rectangle --- a frame --- around the ellipse.**Axes:**generates the (main) axes of the ellipse.**Axes rotation:**rotates the whole ellipse including the resulting nodes, frame and axes (unit: [deg]).**Source Path:**also generates the source path. This is useful for modifing the source path and hence the resulting ellipse.