=encoding utf8
=head1 TITLE
DRAFT: Synopsis 32: Setting Library - Numeric
=head1 VERSION
Created: 19 Mar 2009 extracted from S29-functions.pod
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2015
Version: 20
This documents Int, Numeric, Rat, Complex, and Bool.
=head1 Function Packages
=head2 Bool
=over 4
=item succ
multi method succ ( Bool $b: --> Bool ) is export
Returns C.
=item pred
multi method pred ( Bool $b: --> Bool ) is export
Returns C.
=back
=head2 Numeric
C is a role for everything that's a scalar number. So C, C,
C, C and other numeric types do that role. However it is an
abstract interface, so C<$number.WHAT> will never return C.
Users who provide their own scalar numeric types are encouraged to implement the
C role. It is intended that such types support the basic arithmetic
operators to the extent possible, as well as C<==>. In addition, it is hoped that
comparison operators will at least return consistent results, even if there is no
sensible mathematical ordering of your type. That allows functions like sort to
not choke and die if they are handed a value of your type. (See also the C
role for scalar numeric types that represent real numbers.)
The following are all defined in the C role:
C provides some constants in addition to the basic
mathematical functions.
constant pi is export = 3.14159_26535_89793_23846_26433_83279_50288;
constant e is export = 2.71828_18284_59045_23536_02874_71352_66249;
constant i is export = 1i;
=over
=item Real
multi method Real ( --> Real )
If this C is equivalent to a C, return that C.
(For instance, if this number is a C with a zero imaginary part.)
Fail with C otherwise.
=item Int
multi method Int ( --> Int )
If this C is equivalent to a C, return the equivalent of
calling C on that C to get an C. Fail with
C otherwise.
=item Rat
multi method Rat ( Real $epsilon = 1.0e-6 --> Rat )
If this C is equivalent to a C, return a C which is
within C<$epsilon> of that C's value. Fail with C
otherwise.
=item Num
multi method Num ( --> Num )
If this C is equivalent to a C, return that C as a C
as accurately as is possible. Fail with C otherwise.
=item succ
multi method succ ( Numeric $x: --> Numeric ) is export
multi method succ ( Int $x: --> Int ) is export
Returns the successor of C<$x>. This method is used by C<< prefix:<++> >> and
C<< postfix:<++> >> to increment the value in a container.
=item pred
multi method pred ( Numeric $x: --> Numeric ) is export
multi method pred ( Int $x: --> Int ) is export
Returns the predecessor of C<$x>. This method is used by C<< prefix:<--> >>
and C<< postfix:<--> >> to decrement the value in a container.
=item abs
multi method abs ( Numeric $x: --> Numeric ) is export
Absolute Value.
=item conj
multi method conj ( Numeric $x: --> Numeric ) is export
The complex conjugate of the value. For non-complex types, returns self.
=item exp
multi method exp ( Numeric $exponent: Numeric :$base = Num::e --> Numeric ) is export
Performs similar to C<$base ** $exponent>. C<$base> defaults to the
constant I.
=item log
multi method log ( Numeric $x: Numeric $base = Num::e --> Numeric ) is export
Logarithm of base C<$base>, default Natural. Calling with C<$x == 0> is an
error.
=item log10
multi method log10 (Numeric $x: --> Numeric ) is export
A base C<10> logarithm, otherwise identical to C.
=item rand
sub term: ( --> Num )
Pseudo random number in range C<< 0 ..^ 1 >>. That is, C<0> is
theoretically possible, while C<1> is not. Note that there is no
unary C function in Perl 6, but there is a C method.
For picking a random integer you probably want
to use something like C<(1..6).pick> instead.
=item sqrt
multi method sqrt ( Numeric $x: --> Numeric ) is export
Returns the principal square root of the parameter.
=item roots
method roots (Numeric $x: Int $n ) is export
Returns a list of all C<$n>th (complex) roots of C<$x>. Returns C if
C<< $n <= 0 >>, itself if C<$n == 0>, and is free to return a single C
if C<$x> is C or C, or in case of complex numbers if one of the
components is.
=item i
multi postfix:* ( Numeric $x --> Complex )
Returns a complex number representing the parameter multiplied by the imaginary
unit C**. Note that there is no C<.i> method. To follow a variable name
with the postfix, it's necessary to use a backslash or parentheses:
$land\i
($land)i
=item to-radians
multi method to-radians ( Numeric $x: TrigBase $base --> Numeric ) is export
Convert from C<$base> to radians.
=item from-radians
multi method from-radians ( Numeric $x: TrigBase $base --> Numeric ) is export
Convert from radians to C<$base>.
=item narrow
multi method narrow ( Numeric $x: ) is export
Attempts to coerce the number to the narrowest type that can represent it accurately;
for instance, a C with a denominator of 1 maybe be coerced to an C instead;
an integral C may likewise turn into an C. (Neither C nor C convert
to each other, however.) C with a 0 imaginary part may narrow to a C type.
Conjecturally, wide native types could narrow to narrower native types.
=back
=head2 Real
role Real does Numeric;
C, like C, is an abstract role that represents the interface of
a real scalar number (i.e. neither C nor vector-like). For example
C, C, C and C implement the C role.
Users who provide their own scalar real numeric types are encouraged to implement the
C role. Because real numbers are strictly-totally-ordered and
C types try to emulate that property, it is desirable that any two
C types be mutually compatible, even if they are not aware of each other. The
current proposal requires you to define a C method in your C type, which
converts your type into a neutral C type by restating it in terms of the fundamental
Perl 6 types and calling C on them. This then makes the default C methods
and operators all work with your C type. While the name of this method may changed,
it is hoped that something like this will remain in the spec.
=over
=item Complex
multi method Complex ( --> Complex )
Returns a C whose real part is this C and whose imaginary part is 0.
=item Str
multi method Str ( --> Str )
Returns the C as a C. All built-in C types format it as a decimal
number, so for example, the C C<5/4> is returned as C<"1.2">.
=item base
multi method base($base, $digits?)
Returns a C representing the invocant in base C<$base>. Fails if C<$base>
is smaller than C<2> or larger than C<36>.
For bases above ten, the digit repertoire is enhanced with uppercase latin
characters starting from C.
The optional C<$digits> argument asks for that many digits of fraction
(which may not be negative). If omitted, a reasonable default is chosen
based on type. For Int this default is 0. For Num, the default is 8.
For Rat, the number of places is scaled to the size of the denominator,
with a minimum of 6.
The final digit produced is always rounded.
=item floor
multi method floor ( Real $x: --> Int ) is export
Returns the highest integer not greater than C<$x>.
=item ceiling
multi method ceiling ( Real $x: --> Int ) is export
Returns the lowest integer not less than C<$x>.
=item round
multi method round ( Real $x: $scale = 1 --> Real ) is export
With no arguments, returns the nearest integer to C<$x>. If C<$scale>
is given, rounds $x to the nearest multiple of C<$scale>. The algorithm is:
floor($x / $scale + 0.5) * $scale
(Other rounding algorithms will be given extended names beginning with "round".)
=item truncate
multi method truncate ( Real $x: --> Int ) is export
Returns the closest integer to C<$x> whose absolute value is not greater
than the absolute value of C<$x>. (In other words, just chuck any
fractional part.) This is the default rounding function used by
implicit integer conversions.
You may also truncate using explicit integer casts, either C for
an arbitrarily large integers, or C for native integers.
=item sign
multi method sign ( Real $x: --> Int ) is export
Returns 1 when C<$x> is greater than 0, -1 when it is less than 0, 0 when it
is equal to 0, or undefined when the value passed is undefined.
=item srand
multi srand ( Real $seed = default_seed_algorithm())
Seed the generator C uses. C<$seed> defaults to some combination
of various platform dependent characteristics to yield a non-deterministic seed.
Note that you get one C for free when you start a Perl program, so
you I call C yourself if you wish to specify a deterministic seed
(or if you wish to be differently nondeterministic).
=item rand
multi method rand (Real $x: --> Num ) is export
Pseudo random number in range C<< 0 ..^ $x >>. That is, C<0> is
theoretically possible, while C<$x> is not. For picking a random integer
you probably want to use something like C<(1..6).pick> instead.
=item cis
multi method cis (Real $angle: --> Complex ) is export
Returns 1.unpolar($angle)
=item unpolar
multi method unpolar (Real $mag: Real $angle --> Complex ) is export
Returns a complex number specified in polar coordinates. Angle is in radians.
=item polymod
method polymod(*@mods)
Returns a sequence of mod results corresponding to the divisors in
C<@mods>. If the number of divisors is finite, returns one more result
than the number of divisors, and the final result is the remainder after
all the divisions. If the number of divisors is infinite, runs until
the remainder is 0. The C version of this method assumes all the
divisors are also integers. Coerce the invocant to C or C
if you wish to use fractional operations.
=back
=head2 Num
class Num does Real;
C is a machine-precision numeric real value.
=head2 Complex
C is an immutable type. Each C object stores two numbers,
the real and imaginary part. For all practical purposes a C with
a C in real or imaginary part may be considered a C itself (and
C<(NaN+1i) ~~ NaN> is C).
Coercion of a C to any C returns the real part (coerced, if
necessary) if the imaginary part is 0, and fails otherwise. Comparison
between a C number and a C must be smart enough not to coerce
the C to a real number blindly.
=over 4
=item new
multi method new(Real $re, Real $im --> Complex )
Constructs a C number from real and imaginary part. This is the
method form of C<$re+$im\i>. (But use the C<< <1+2i> >> form for literals,
so that you don't have to worry about precedence or rely on constant folding.)
=item polar
multi method polar (Complex $nim: --> Parcel ) is export
Returns (magnitude, angle) corresponding to the complex number.
The magnitude is non-negative, and the angle in the range C<-π ..^ π>.
=item re
multi method re( --> Real )
Returns the real part of the complex number.
=item im
multi method im( --> Real )
Returns the imaginary part of a complex number.
=item conj
multi method conj(Complex $c --> Complex )
Returns C<< ($c.re - $c.im\i) >>, the complex conjugate.
=item gist
multi method gist( --> Str )
Returns a string representation of the form "C<1+2i>", without
internal spaces. (C coercion also returns this.)
=item perl
multi method perl( --> Str )
Returns a string representation corresponding to the unambiguous
C-based representation of complex literals, of the form "C<< <1+2i> >>",
without internal spaces, and including the angles that keep the C<+>
from being treated as a normal addition operator.
=item floor
multi method floor ( Complex $c: --> Complex ) is export
Returns C<$c.re.floor + $c.im.floor>. That is, each of the real and imaginary parts
is rounded to the highest integer not greater that the value of that part.
=item ceiling
multi method ceiling ( Complex $c: --> Complex ) is export
Returns C<$c.re.ceiling + $c.im.ceiling>. That is, each of the real and imaginary
parts is rounded to the lowest integer not less that the value of that part.
=item round
multi method round ( Complex $c: $scale = 1 --> Complex ) is export
With no arguments, rounds both the real and imaginary parts to the nearest
integer and returns a new Complex number. If C<$scale> is given, rounds both
parts of $c to the nearest multiple of C<$scale>. Uses the same algorithm as
Real.round on each part of the number.
=item truncate
multi method truncate ( Complex $c: --> Complex ) is export
Removes the fractional part of both the real and imaginary parts of the number,
using Real.truncate, and returns the result as a new Complex.
=back
=head2 Trigonometric functions
The following are also defined in C. Most trig functions are
specified to operate in terms of radians, as the mathematical and programming
standard. Functions are provided to convert other angle specifications to and
from radians. Angle specifications are given in terms of enum TrigBase:
enum TrigBase is export (
Radians => 1,
Degrees => (pi / 180),
Gradians => (pi / 200),
Circles => 2*pi
);
=over 4
=item I
Numeric multi method func ( Numeric $x ) is export
where I is one of:
sin, cos, tan, asin, acos, atan, sec, cosec, cotan, asec, acosec,
acotan, sinh, cosh, tanh, asinh, acosh, atanh, sech, cosech, cotanh,
asech, acosech, acotanh.
Performs the various trigonometric functions. The argument is always expressed
in radians. The return value from C versions of these functions is
always C, unless domain limits force it to be C instead.
=item I
If you prefer to express angles in units other than radians, you have two
choices. First, you can convert the angles into radians, by multiplication:
sin(90 * Degrees)
or by using the C method:
sin(90.to-radians(Degrees));
Alternatively, you can use the C pragma to install a new set of
trigonometric functions into the current lexical scope, which will handle
a different unit:
use trigbase Degrees;
sin(90)
The parameter to the trigbase pragma must be something that is usable as a
number. The above code fragment is more or less equivalent to:
constant $?TRIGBASE = Degrees;
sub sin($x) { CORE::sin($x * Degrees) }
# repeat for all the other trig operators
sin(90)
Two points must be emphasized. First, C has no effect on the method
forms of trig operators; C<.sin> always expects radians. Second, because it
defines dozens of subs, it's probably a good idea to use C in the
highest scope where it makes sense.
The C<$?TRIGBASE> constant is not used by the trig operators themselves. It
exists only to allow modules to be C aware.
=item atan2
multi method atan2 ( Real $y: Real $x = 1, TrigBase $base = CALLER::<$?TRIGBASE> --> Real )
multi atan2 ( Real $y, Real $x = 1, TrigBase $base = CALLER::<$?TRIGBASE> --> Real )
This second form of C computes the arctangent of C<$y/$x>, and takes
the quadrant into account. Otherwise behaves as other trigonometric functions.
=back
=head2 Int
An C is an immutable, integral number of arbitrary size.
=over
=item expmod
multi method expmod ( Int $x: Int $y, Int $mod --> Int ) is export
Returns C<$x> raised to the C<$y> power within modulus C<$mod>.
=item is-prime
multi method is-prime ( Int $x: Int $tries = 100) is export
Returns True if C<$x> is known to be a prime, or is likely to be a
prime based on a probabalistic Miller-Rabin test. (The optional
argument tells how many times to iterate the probabalistic test,
if such is necessary.)
Returns False if C<$x> is known not to be a prime.
=item lsb
multi method lsb ( Int $x: ) is export
Returns the least significant bit position containing a 1 bit, counting
bit positions from least significant to most significant. (In other
words, it's the base 2 logarithm of number represented by that 1 bit.)
This function returns C on a 0 value, since there are no bits set.
Negative integers are treated as 2's complement, so always have
a lowest bit set somewhere, if only the sign bit. Hence, a -32768
returns an lsb of 15 regardless of whether it's stored in an C
or an C.
=item msb
multi method msb ( Int $x: ) is export
Returns the most significant bit position containing a 1 bit, that is,
the base 2 logarithm of the top 1 bit.
This function returns C on a 0 value. For negative values, the
function is dependent on the type. For native types, signed integers
are treated as unsigned, so a negative number stored in C will
always return 63. Negative integers stored in an C notionally
have an infinite number of 1 bits on top, which is a problem.
Instead of returning C<+Inf>, which is relatively useless, we return
the position of the first of that infinite supply of sign bits.
So C returns 0, C returns 1, and C
returns 15, just as if we'd converted it from C to C
and examined that for its top bit.
=back
=head2 Rat
class Rat does Real;
An immutable rational number, represented by two Cs, a numerator and
a denominator. All interface methods return values as if the numerator and
denominator were stored in a normal form: both numerator and denominator are
minimal in their magnitude, and the denominator is positive. So
C return C<2>, because the normal form is C<-1/2>.
(An implementation is allowed to be lazy about this internally when it
determines that normalizing repeatedly is detrimental to performance,
such as when adding a column of numbers that all have an internal
denominator of 100.)
=over
=item new
multi method new(Int $num, Int $denom)
Constructs a C object from the numerator and denominator.
Fails if C<$denom == 0>. You can use division to produce a C
through constant folding, but generally if you know the values in
advance, you should use one of literal forms so that you don't have to
rely on precedence. You may use the C-based C<< <3/5> >> form,
or you can simply write decimal numbers with a decimal point, since
C<12.34> is essentially identical to C<< <1234/100> >> as a literal.
=item nude
multi method nude( --> Parcel[Int] )
Returns a C of numerator and denominator.
=item denominator
multi method denominator( --> Int )
Returns the denominator.
=item numerator
multi method numerator( --> Int )
Returns the numerator.
=item gist
multi method gist( --> Str )
Returns a string representation of the number in decimal. If the
number can be represented exactly in decimal, it will be. In any case,
the portion before the decimal point (the "integer" part) is guaranteed
to be exact. The precision of the fractional part is defined to be
one more digit than the size of the denominator after the integer part
has been removed, but at least 6 digits for repeating fractions.
The final digit of the fractional part is rounded.
C coercion is identical to C.
=item perl
multi method perl( --> Str )
Returns a string representation corresponding to the unambiguous
C-based representation of rational literals. If the
number can be represented exactly in decimal, it will be. Otherwise uses
the form "C<< <3/5> >>", without internal spaces, and including the
angles that keep the C from being treated as a normal division
operator.
=item base-repeating
multi method base-repeating($base)
Returns two strings representing the invocant in base C<$base>. Fails if C<$base>
is smaller than C<2> or larger than C<36>.
For bases above ten, the digit repertoire is enhanced with uppercase latin
characters starting from C.
The first returned string is the non-repeating part of the representation.
The second is the repeating part. The precision is arbitrarily limited to 100000.
Above that, the repeating group will return '???'. If there is no repeating group,
the second returned string is C<''>.
=back
=head1 AUTHORS
Rod Adams
Larry Wall
Aaron Sherman
Mark Stosberg
Carl Mäsak
Moritz Lenz
Tim Nelson
Stefan O'Rear
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