As of Version 7.0, ChebyshevDistance is superseded by ChessboardDistance.


gives the Chebyshev or sup norm distance between vectors u and v.


  • ChebyshevDistance[u,v] is equivalent to Max[Abs[u-v]]. »


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Basic Examples  (2)

The Chebyshev distance between two vectors:

Chebyshev distance between numeric vectors:

Scope  (2)

Compute the distance between any vectors of equal length:

Compute the distance between vectors of any precision:

Applications  (2)

Cluster data using Chebyshev distance:

Demonstrate the triangle inequality:

Properties & Relations  (4)

Chebyshev distance is the maximum of absolute differences:

ChebyshevDistance is equivalent to a Norm of a difference:

ChebyshevDistance is less than or equal to ManhattanDistance:

ChebyshevDistance is less than or equal to EuclideanDistance:

Introduced in 2007