# Crate num [−] [src]

A collection of numeric types and traits for Rust.

This includes new types for big integers, rationals, and complex numbers,
new traits for generic programming on numeric properties like `Integer`

,
and generic range iterators.

## Example

This example uses the BigRational type and Newton's method to approximate a square root to arbitrary precision:

extern crate num; use num::FromPrimitive; use num::bigint::BigInt; use num::rational::{Ratio, BigRational}; fn approx_sqrt(number: u64, iterations: usize) -> BigRational { let start: Ratio<BigInt> = Ratio::from_integer(FromPrimitive::from_u64(number).unwrap()); let mut approx = start.clone(); for _ in 0..iterations { approx = (&approx + (&start / &approx)) / Ratio::from_integer(FromPrimitive::from_u64(2).unwrap()); } approx } fn main() { println!("{}", approx_sqrt(10, 4)); // prints 4057691201/1283082416 }

## Compatibility

The `num`

crate is tested for rustc 1.8 and greater.

## Modules

bigint | |

cast | |

complex | |

integer | |

iter | |

pow | |

rational | |

traits |

## Structs

BigInt |
A big signed integer type. |

BigUint |
A big unsigned integer type. |

Complex |
A complex number in Cartesian form. |

## Traits

Bounded |
Numbers which have upper and lower bounds |

CheckedAdd |
Performs addition that returns |

CheckedDiv |
Performs division that returns |

CheckedMul |
Performs multiplication that returns |

CheckedSub |
Performs subtraction that returns |

Float |
Generic trait for floating point numbers |

FromPrimitive |
A generic trait for converting a number to a value. |

Integer | |

Num |
The base trait for numeric types, covering |

NumCast |
An interface for casting between machine scalars. |

One |
Defines a multiplicative identity element for |

PrimInt | |

Saturating |
Saturating math operations |

Signed |
Useful functions for signed numbers (i.e. numbers that can be negative). |

ToPrimitive |
A generic trait for converting a value to a number. |

Unsigned |
A trait for values which cannot be negative |

Zero |
Defines an additive identity element for |

## Functions

abs |
Computes the absolute value. |

abs_sub |
The positive difference of two numbers. |

checked_pow |
Raises a value to the power of exp, returning |

clamp |
A value bounded by a minimum and a maximum |

one |
Returns the multiplicative identity, |

range |
Returns an iterator over the given range [start, stop) (that is, starting at start (inclusive), and ending at stop (exclusive)). |

range_inclusive |
Return an iterator over the range [start, stop] |

range_step |
Return an iterator over the range [start, stop) by |

range_step_inclusive |
Return an iterator over the range [start, stop] by |

signum |
Returns the sign of the number. |

zero |
Returns the additive identity, |

## Type Definitions

BigRational |
Alias for arbitrary precision rationals. |

Rational |
Alias for a |