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Program 1

```
import math
class Vectory2(object):
def __init__(self, x = 0.0, y = 0.0):
self.x = x
self.y = y
def __str__(self):
return "(%s, %s)" % (self.x, self.y)
@classmethod
def from_points(cls, P1, P2):
return cls( P2[0] - P1[0], P2[1] - P1[1] )
def get_magnitude(self):
return math.sqrt(self.x**2 + self.y**2)
def normalize(self):
magnitude = self.get_magnitude()
self.x /= magnitude
self.y /= magnitude
A = (10.0, 20.0)
B = (30.0, 35.0)
AB = Vectory2.from_points(A, B)
print "Vectory AB is", AB
print "Magnitude of Vector AB is", AB.get_magnitude()
AB.normalize()
print "Vector AB normalized is", AB
```

Program 2

```
import math
class Vector2(object):
def __init__(self, x = 0.0, y = 0.0):
self.x = x
self.y = y
def __str__(self):
return "(%s, %s)" % (self.x, self.y)
@classmethod
def from_points(P1, P2):
return Vector2(P2[0] - P1[0], P2[1] - P1[1])
def get_magnitude(self):
return math.sqrt(self.x**2 + self.y**2)
def normalize(self):
magnitude = self.get_magnitude()
self.x /= magnitude
self.y /= magnitude
# rhs stands for Right Hand Side
def __add__(self, rhs):
return Vector2(self.x + rhs.x, self.y + rhs.y)
A = (10.0, 20.0)
B = (30.0, 35.0)
C = (15.0, 45.0)
AB = Vector2.from_points(A, B)
BC = Vector2.from_points(B, C)
AC = Vector2.from_points(A, C)
print "Vector AC is", AC
AC = AB + BC
print "AB + BC is ", AC
```

IN the two programs above I'M having trouble understanding the return values of the from_points functions.

In program 1 they are returned by an extra argument calles cls put in program to they are returned directly with the class name. Could someone please help me understand?

One more thing, in program 2 the __add__ function uses one of it's arguments "rhs" as with the variable x and y through dot notation and that's something I haven't seen before, nor does the book I'M reading explain it. Thanks.