# Compute distance to nearest position in a set of intervals

### Description

For each point or interval in the `from`

argument, compute the
distance to the nearest position in the `to`

argument.

### Usage

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## S4 method for signature
## 'Intervals_virtual_or_numeric,Intervals_virtual_or_numeric'
distance_to_nearest(from, to, check_valid = TRUE)
``` |

### Arguments

`from` |
An object of appropriate type. |

`to` |
An object of appropriate type. |

`check_valid` |
Should |

### Value

A vector of distances, with one entry per point or interval in
`from`

. Any intervals in `from`

which are either empty (see
`empty`

) or have `NA`

endpoints produce a `NA`

result.

### Note

This function is now just a wrapper for `which_nearest`

.

### See Also

See `which_nearest`

, which also returns indices for the
interval or intervals (in case of ties) at the distance reported.

### Examples

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