Distance from point to set

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg55273] Distance from point to set*From*: Piotr Kowalski <pkowalsk at ibspan.waw.pl>*Date*: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 05:33:49 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello, I would like to compute distance d(x,A) from a point 'x' to a set 'A', (all in R^n, where n=2 or n=3) that is: d(x,A) = min ||x - a|| (forall a in A) where: n=2 or n=3, x is point in R^n, A is subset of R^n || || is norm (euclidean, max, etc). Can I find Mathematica function or package for such problem ? Thank you in advance, P. Kowalski

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Distance from point to set***From:*Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz@mimuw.edu.pl>