# scipy.spatial.distance.cityblock¶

scipy.spatial.distance.cityblock(u, v, w=None)[source]

Computes the City Block (Manhattan) distance.

Computes the Manhattan distance between two 1-D arrays u and v, which is defined as

$\sum_i {\left| u_i - v_i \right|}.$
Parameters: u : (N,) array_like Input array. v : (N,) array_like Input array. w : (N,) array_like, optional The weights for each value in u and v. Default is None, which gives each value a weight of 1.0 cityblock : double The City Block (Manhattan) distance between vectors u and v.

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