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# perimeter.pro

## Routines

`result = perimeter(x, y)`

Compute the perimeter of a polygon defined by a set of x/y points

`test_perimeter`

## Routine details

## topperimeter

Compute the perimeter of a polygon defined by a set of x/y points

### Return value

Perimeter defined by connecting x/y pairs. The perimeter includes the line segment from the last x/y pair to the first x/y pair.

METHOD SUMMARY: The length of the line segment connecting each x/y pair is computed using the pythagorean theorem in double precision. Lengths are summed.

### Parameters

- x in required
List of x points

- y in required
List of y points

## toptest_perimeter

`test_perimeter`

## File attributes

Modifcation date: | Tue May 15 13:50:44 2012 |

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