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Computes the area of a shape.

Name | Type | Description | |
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inShape | Path | ||

outArea | Real |

### Description

The operation computes the area of a shape bounded by a closed path. The area is measured in square pixels. As paths in AVS are subpixel-precise, the result may be (and usually is) non-integer.

Note that if the input path is not a valid shape (i.e. it has at least one self-intersection), the computation may lead to results that are not intuitive.

### Examples

Description of usage of this filter can be found in examples and tutorial: Mounts (Contour Analysis).

### Errors

This filter can throw an exception to report error. Read how to deal with errors in Error Handling.

List of possible exceptions:

Error type | Description |
---|---|

DomainError |
Open path on input in ShapeArea. |

### Complexity Level

This filter is available on **Basic** Complexity Level.

### See Also

- RegionArea – Computes the number of pixels contained in a region.