# Description

Use getLength when you need to obtain the length of a vector.

Given the position of an object in a variable of type vector, getLength returns the distance from that object to the origin.

Use getDistance when you need to obtain the distance between two points specified as variables of type vector.

## Functional area

Math

# Command syntax

## Syntax

`getLength vector` |

### Arguments

Name | Type | Required | Comments |
---|---|---|---|

`vector` | vector | yes | Vector variable |

### Flags

None

## Return value

float

Returns a floating point value which is the length of the input vector v

## Examples

// In this procedure, a vector variable is declared and getLength is

// used to return its length.

// The command returns a float value of: 5 (3-4-5 right triangle)

vector $v1 = <<3, 4, 0>>;

float $length = getLength($v1);

print( $length );