distance_point_line_sqrd_xy
- compas.geometry.distance_point_line_sqrd_xy(point, line)[source]
Compute the squared distance between a point and a line lying in the XY-plane.
- Parameters
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.
- Returns
float – The squared distance between the point and the line.
Notes
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.
References
- 1
Wikipedia. Distance from a point to a line. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distance_from_a_point_to_a_line.