Previous versions of compas included a closest_points_points function within compas.numerical to return the shortest distances between two sets of points. Has this function been removed permanently from the framework?

# Closest_points_points missing from compas

**andrewtliew**#2

Maybe a question for Tom on where it went, but the same functionality can be achieved with:

```
from scipy.spatial.distance import cdist
from numpy import argmin
ind = argmin(cdist(X, Xt), axis=1)
```

`ind`

will then be the indices of the closest points for each point.

**brgcode**#3

the function that used to be in `compas.numerical`

(`closest_points_points`

) is now in `compas.geometry`

and has been renamed to `closest_points_in_cloud_numpy`

.

it has been decided that functions are no longer grouped into `compas.numerical`

, simply because they depend on Numpy/Scipy --that is what the suffix `_numpy`

is now for.

instead, functions are now defined/made available where it makes the most sense: it is a distance function and has therefore been added to `compas.geometry`

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