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# Minkowski Distance: A Comprehensive Guide

Minkowski distance is a way of measuring the straight or curved path between two points, depending on a chosen parameter that affects the shape. Keep reading to learn about the fundamentals, applications, and comparisons of Minkowski distance in various fields.

Oct 9, 2024 · 11 min read

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### What is Minkowski distance?

### How does Minkowski distance relate to Euclidean and Manhattan distances?

### What happens when `p` approaches infinity in Minkowski distance?

### Can Minkowski distance be used with categorical data?

### Is Minkowski distance affected by the scale of features?

### Are there any limitations to using Minkowski distance?

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