MATLAB Function Reference |

**Syntax**

**Description**

```
area = rectint(A,B)
```

returns the area of intersection of the rectangles specified by position vectors `A`

and `B`

.

If `A`

and `B`

each specify one rectangle, the output `area`

is a scalar.

`A`

and `B`

can also be matrices, where each row is a position vector. `area`

is then a matrix giving the intersection of all rectangles specified by `A`

with all the rectangles specified by `B. `

That is, if `A`

is `n`

-by-`4`

and `B`

is `m`

-by-`4`

, then `area`

is an `n`

-by-`m`

matrix where `area(i,j)`

is the intersection area of the rectangles specified by the `i`

th row of `A`

and the `j`

th row of `B`

.

**See Also**

rectangle properties | reducepatch |