# distance_point_line

compas.geometry.distance_point_line(point, line)[source]

Compute the distance between a point and a line.

Parameters
• point (list, tuple) – Point location.

• line (list, tuple) – Line defined by two points.

Returns

float – The distance between the point and the line.

Notes

This implementation computes the right angle 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

Examples

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