- compas.geometry.distance_point_line_sqrd_xy(point, line)
Compute the squared distance between a point and a line lying in the XY-plane.
point (sequence of float) – XY(Z) coordinates of a 2D or 3D point (Z will be ignored).
line (list, tuple) – Line defined by two points.
float – The squared distance between the point and the line.
This implementation computes the orthogonal squared 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.
Wikipedia. Distance from a point to a line. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distance_from_a_point_to_a_line.