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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I have computed a line from point A to point B by just subtracting the coordinates as below:

line = np.array (x2-x1, y2-y1)

I am not sure if I need to form the formula for this line first by computing the slope and intercept but I continued my code as below, slope being m and b being the intercept from the formula y=mx+b

slope = (y2-y1)/(x2-x1)

b = (y2-y1) - (x2-x1)*slope

Now I am not sure how I can calculate the distance of several x,y points to this line.

can anyone help? thanks.

line = np.array (x2-x1, y2-y1)

I am not sure if I need to form the formula for this line first by computing the slope and intercept but I continued my code as below, slope being m and b being the intercept from the formula y=mx+b

slope = (y2-y1)/(x2-x1)

b = (y2-y1) - (x2-x1)*slope

Now I am not sure how I can calculate the distance of several x,y points to this line.

can anyone help? thanks.