How can I find the closest distance between a specified point and an interpolation curve?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg27292] How can I find the closest distance between a specified point and an interpolation curve?*From*: liwen liwen <gzgear at yahoo.com>*Date*: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 03:58:55 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Dear friends, Here is a curve that is produced by Interpolation[PointSet] function, Pointset={{0,0},{1,1},{3,4},{4,5},{6,8},{7,12},{8,15},{12,30}}. Fc=Interpolation[PointSet]. the specified point is: pt={5,-5} I want to find the closest distance between the point of pt and Fc ? Please help! Best regards, Liwen 2/15/2001 __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/