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On 07-02-18 12:06, Dhananjay wrote: > Hello all, > > ... > I want to write a script that can calculate shortest distance d between > point (x0,y0,z0) and the line((x1,y1,z1), (x2,y2,z2)). > In other words, > d = distance(a, line(b,c)) > Since I have information of the coordinates of these points only, I am not > sure how to put it into python script to get distance d. > > On searching Internet, some solutions are discussed for 2D coordinates > (i.e. for (x0,y0), (x1,y1) and (x2,y2) ). > However, I need solution for 3D coordinates. Look at the vector solutions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distance_from_a_point_to_a_line#Vector_formulation

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