distance_point_line_xy
- compas.geometry.distance_point_line_xy(point, line)[source]
Compute the distance between a point and a line, assuming they lie in the XY-plane.
- Parameters
- Returns
float – The distance between the point and the line.
Notes
This implementation computes the orthogonal distance from a point P to a line defined by points A and B as twice the area of the triangle ABP divided by the length of AB 1.
References
- 1
Wikipedia. Distance from a point to a line. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distance_from_a_point_to_a_line.