math module for Decimals
Gabriel Genellina
gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar
Sun Dec 28 03:33:36 CET 2008
En Sat, 27 Dec 2008 22:02:51 -0200, <jerry.carl.mi at gmail.com> escribió:
> I have been looking for a Python module with math functions that would
> both eat and spit Decimals. The standard math module eats Decimals
> allright but spits floats... herefore exp(sin(Decimal())) produces exp
> () of a float :-(
Which math functions? ln, log10, exp, sqrt already exist as methods of
Decimal instances. At the end of the Decimal docs there are a few
examples, including computing sin and cos (but apparently they naïvely use
a McLaurin series like you noticed in other module).
There is a way to convert a float into a Decimal object with no loss in
precision, see the FAQ (using float.as_integer_ratio(), I think such
function was implemented for exactly this use case)
So you might convert to float, operate, and go back -- if the precision of
"double" operands is enough for you.
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Gabriel Genellina
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