euclideanDistance

JavaScript, Math, Algorithm

Calculates the distance between two points in any number of dimensions.

  • Use Object.keys() and Array.prototype.map() to map each coordinate to its difference between the two points.
  • Use Math.hypot() to calculate the Euclidean distance between the two points.
const euclideanDistance = (a, b) =>
  Math.hypot(...Object.keys(a).map(k => b[k] - a[k]));
Examples
euclideanDistance([1, 1], [2, 3]); // ~2.2361
euclideanDistance([1, 1, 1], [2, 3, 2]); // ~2.4495

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