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Name 
dist() 
Examples 
// Sets the background gray value based on
// the distance of the mouse from the center
void draw() {
float d = dist(50, 50, mouseX, mouseY);
fill(d*4);
rect(0, 0, 99, 99);
} 
Description 
Calculates the distance between two points. 
Syntax 
dist(x1, y1, x2, y2);
dist(x1, y1, z1, x2, y2, z2); 
Parameters 
x1 
int or float: xcoordinate of the first point 
y1 
int or float: ycoordinate of the first point 
z1 
int or float: zcoordinate of the first point 
x2 
int or float: xcoordinate of the second point 
y2 
int or float: ycoordinate of the second point 
z2 
int or float: zcoordinate of the second point 

Returns 
float 
Usage 
Web & Application 
Updated on June 14, 2010 12:05:29pm EDT