[Python-ideas] Add the imath module
storchaka at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 07:55:58 EDT 2018
What are your thoughts about adding a new imath module for integer
mathematics? It could contain the following functions:
Is just moved from the math module, but non-integer types are rejected.
Currently math.factorial() accepts also integer floats like 3.0. It
looks to me, the rationale was that at the time when math.factorial()
was added, all function in the math module worked with floats. But now
we can revise this decision.
* gcd(n, m)
Is just moved from the math module.
if hasattr(x, 'as_integer_ration'):
return (x.numerator, x.denominator)
* binom(n, k)
Returns factorial(n) // (factorial(k) * factorial(n-k)), but uses more
Returns the largest integer r such that r**2 <= n and (r+1)**2 > n.
Tests if n is a prime number.
Returns an iterator of prime numbers: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13,...
Are there more ideas?
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