rectangle_distance, a Python code which estimates the distribution and expected value of the distance between two points picked uniformly at random within a rectangle.

The rectangle has sides a and b, with a less than or equal to b.


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


rectangle_distance is available in a MATLAB version and an Octave version and a Python version.

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python_distance, a Python 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.


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Last revised on 18 May 2023.