Crate is_close[][src]

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Test floating point numbers for equality

In scenarios like testing it is often times more useful to know whether two floating point numbers are close to each other rather than exactly equal. Due to finite precision of computers we usually cannot even expect bitwise equality of two values even if underlaying math suggests it. This is where is_close comes in. The crate is strongly inspired by Python’s PEP 485 aka math.isclose.


Basic usage …

extern crate is_close;
use is_close::default;

assert!(default().is_close(42.0, 42.0));
assert!(!default().is_close(13.0, 37.0));

assert!(default().all_close(vec![9.0, 10.0], vec![9.0, 10.0]));
assert!(!default().all_close(vec![0.0, 10.0], vec![9.0, 10.0]));

assert!(default().any_close(vec![0.0, 10.0], vec![9.0, 10.0]));
assert!(!default().any_close(vec![0.0, 0.0], vec![9.0, 10.0]));

… and the same with macros

extern crate is_close;

assert!(is_close!(42.0, 42.0));
assert!(!is_close!(13.0, 37.0));

assert!(all_close!(vec![9.0, 10.0], vec![9.0, 10.0]));
assert!(!all_close!(vec![0.0, 10.0], vec![9.0, 10.0]));

assert!(any_close!(vec![0.0, 10.0], vec![9.0, 10.0]));
assert!(!any_close!(vec![0.0, 0.0], vec![9.0, 10.0]));

Advanced Usage

There are different ways to determine whether two values are close to each other or not. A few paramenters playing into the comparison of two floats. While is_close comes with sane [default settings], following examples illustrate how to tweak the comparison to suit your needs:

Relative Tolerance

The amount of error allowed, relative to the magnitude of the input values. Check out Method.

assert!(is_close!(9.9, 10.0, rel_tol=1e-2));
assert!(!is_close!(9.9, 10.0, rel_tol=1e-3));

Absolute Tolerance

The absolute tolerance is useful for comparisons near zero.

assert!(is_close!(0.0, 0.1, abs_tol=1e-1));
assert!(!is_close!(0.0, 0.1, abs_tol=1e-2));


The strategy of how to interpret relative tolerance, see Method:

Weak (default): relative tolerance is scaled by the larger of the two values

use is_close::WEAK;

assert!(default().method("weak").rel_tol(1e-1).is_close(9.0, 10.0));
assert!(!default().method(WEAK).rel_tol(1e-2).is_close(9.0, 10.0));

Strong: relative tolerance is scaled by the smaller of the two values

use is_close::STRONG;

assert!(all_close!(vec![9.0, 10.0], vec![10.0, 9.0], rel_tol=2e-1, method="STRONG"));
assert!(!any_close!(vec![9.0, 10.0], vec![10.0, 9.0], rel_tol=1e-1, method=STRONG));

Average: relative tolerance is scaled by the average of the two values

use is_close::AVERAGE;

assert!(is_close!(9.0, 10.0, rel_tol=2e-1, method="average"));
assert!(!is_close!(9.0, 10.0, rel_tol=1e-1, method=AVERAGE));

Asymmetric: the second value (b) is used for scaling the tolerance

use is_close::ASYMMETRIC;

let ic = default().method(ASYMMETRIC).rel_tol(1e-1).compile();
assert!(ic.is_close(9.0, 10.0));
assert!(!ic.is_close(10.0, 9.0));


Check whether or not two iterables a and b are pairwise close to each other

Check whether or not two iterables a and b are pairwise close to each other in at least one place

Check whether or not two values a and b are close to each other


Float Comparator

Builder for Comparator functions. It holds the following parameters:


Strategies for handling relative tolerance


Shorthand for Method::Asymmetric

Shorthand for Method::Average

Default absolute tolerance

Default relative tolerance

Shorthand for Method::Strong

Shorthand for Method::Weak


Create default [IsClose] configuration: { rel_tol: 1e-8, abs_tol: 0.0, method: "weak" }