
JRSteensen Beginner
Joined: 27 Jul 2004 Posts: 28

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:32 pm
Need help calculating distance between 2 XYZ coordinates. 
Hey all. Been a long time since I did much scripting in CMUD, but getting back into it.
I am running the following and consistently getting a result of "0" regardless of input. I am guessing it has something to do with floating point math, but no matter where I put the %float() func, I'm not getting the desired output.
Code: 
;Formula for calculating distance between 2 XYZ Coordinates
;AB = sqrt((x2x1)^2+(y2y1)^2+(z2z1)^2)
;%1 = X1, %2 = Y1, %3 = Z1, %4 = X2, %5 = Y2, %6 = Z2
$AB = %sqrt({((%4%1)^2)((%5%2)^2)((%6%3)^2)})
#SAY $AB

I've tried everything from XYZDist 1 1 1 0 0 0 to XYZDist 999 999 999 0 0 0 for input. 



JRSteensen Beginner
Joined: 27 Jul 2004 Posts: 28

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:53 pm 
I got her solved! The below does famously.
Code: 
$AB = {%sqrt(((%4%1)*(%4%1))+((%5%2)*(%5%2))+((%6%3)*(%6%3)))}
#SHOW $AB

Is the ^x notation not supported by CMUD? I can't find ANYTHING about exponents in the documentation. 



shalimar GURU
Joined: 04 Aug 2002 Posts: 4253 Location: Pensacola, FL, USA

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:52 pm 
I'm not sure why you have curly brackets in your %sqrt call
Try:
%sqrt(%float(((%4%1)^2)((%5%2)^2)((%6%3)^2))) 

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shalimar GURU
Joined: 04 Aug 2002 Posts: 4253 Location: Pensacola, FL, USA

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:11 pm 
or
$x=(%4%1)
$y=(%5%2)
$z=(%6%3)
$ab=%sqrt(%float(($x*$x)+($y*$y)+($z*$z)))
P.S. It is + not , you had the formulae wrong. 

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JRSteensen Beginner
Joined: 27 Jul 2004 Posts: 28

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:06 am 
shalimar wrote: 
or
$x=(%4%1)
$y=(%5%2)
$z=(%6%3)
$ab=%sqrt(%float(($x*$x)+($y*$y)+($z*$z)))
P.S. It is + not , you had the formulae wrong. 
Yeah I did. Thanks! 




