# get_dist_point_line: Compute distance between a point and a line In pathviewr: Wrangle, Analyze, and Visualize Animal Movement Data

 get_dist_point_line R Documentation

## Compute distance between a point and a line

### Description

Compute distance between a point and a line

### Usage

```get_dist_point_line(point, line_coord1, line_coord2)
```

### Arguments

 `point` 2D or 3D coordinates of the point as c(x,y) or c(x,y,z) `line_coord1` 2D or 3D coordinates of one point on the line as c(x,y) or c(x,y,z) `line_coord2` 2D or 3D coordinates of a second point on the line as c(x,y) or c(x,y,z)

### Details

The function accepts 2D coordinates or 3D coordinates, but note that the dimensions of all supplied arguments must match; all coordinates must be 2D or they all must be 3D.

### Value

A numeric vector of length 1 that provides the euclidean distance between the point and the line.

### Author(s)

Vikram B. Baliga

Other mathematical functions: `calc_min_dist_v()`, `deg_2_rad()`, `find_curve_elbow()`, `get_2d_angle()`, `get_3d_angle()`, `get_3d_cross_prod()`, `get_traj_velocities()`, `get_velocity()`, `rad_2_deg()`

### Examples

```## 2D case
get_dist_point_line(
point = c(0, 0),
line_coord1 = c(1, 0),
line_coord2 = c(1, 5)
)

## 3D case
get_dist_point_line(
point = c(0, 0, 0),
line_coord1 = c(1, 0, 0),
line_coord2 = c(1, 5, 0)
)
```

pathviewr documentation built on Nov. 10, 2022, 5:07 p.m.