**ellipse_distance**,
an Octave code which
estimates the typical distance
between a pair of points randomly selected on the perimeter
of an ellipse (x/a)^2+(y/b)^2=1.

The computer code and data files made available on this web page are distributed under the MIT license

**ellipse_distance** is available in
a MATLAB version and
an Octave version and
a Python version

octave_distance, an Octave code which estimates the typical distance between a pair of points randomly selected from the surface or interior of a geometric object such as a circle, disk, sphere, cube.

- ellipse_distance_histogram.m, displays a histogram from N samples of pairwise distances.
- ellipse_distance_stats.m, estimates the mean and variance of the pairwise distance, using sampling.
- ellipse_sample.m, returns N random points on a given ellipse.