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03-23-2016, 04:21 AM
 learnmlsam Junior Member Join Date: Mar 2016 Posts: 2
Question 7; calculating slope in Python

Hi I was trying to implement this in Python. To get the target function which is a line of form y = mx+c, I started by calculating the slope (m). If line passes through the points (x1,y1) and (x2,y2) then m = (y2-y1)/(x2-x1). But as you know these points are randomly picked and in some cases I get (x2-x1) = 0; which generates divide by zero exception.
My question is How did you deal with this problem??
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04-13-2016, 02:04 PM
 galo Junior Member Join Date: Jan 2016 Posts: 7
Re: Question 7; calculating slope in Python

How are you generating your random points? If you use numpy to generate the coordinates of one point, it shouldn't happen. Try this:
Code:
`x, y = np.random.uniform(-1,1,2)`

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