# Cosine Distance > 1 in scipy

I am working on a recommendation engine, and I have chosen to use SciPy's cosine distance as a way of comparing items.

I have two vectors:

a = [2.7654870801855078, 0.35995355443076027, 0.016221679989074141, -0.012664358453398751, 0.0036888812311235068]


and

b = [-6.2588482809118942, -0.88952297609194686, 0.017336984676103874, -0.0054928004763216964, 0.011122959185936367]


Running the following code will produce an output of ~1.999:

from scipy.spatial import distance
print(distance.cosine(a,b))


Is there something wrong with my input values? Anyone know why I am getting a result of >1?

And the formula used by the cosine function of the spatial class of scipy is: