package math
The package object scala.math
contains methods for performing basic
numeric operations such as elementary exponential, logarithmic, root and
trigonometric functions.
All methods forward to java.lang.Math unless otherwise noted.
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final
class
BigDecimal extends ScalaNumber with ScalaNumericConversions with Serializable with Ordered[BigDecimal]
BigDecimal
represents decimal floatingpoint numbers of arbitrary precision.BigDecimal
represents decimal floatingpoint numbers of arbitrary precision. By default, the precision approximately matches that of IEEE 128bit floating point numbers (34 decimal digits,HALF_EVEN
rounding mode). Within the range of IEEE binary128 numbers,BigDecimal
will agree withBigInt
for both equality and hash codes (and will agree with primitive types as well). Beyond that rangenumbers with more than 4934 digits when written out in fullthehashCode
ofBigInt
andBigDecimal
is allowed to diverge due to difficulty in efficiently computing both the decimal representation inBigDecimal
and the binary representation inBigInt
.When creating a
BigDecimal
from aDouble
orFloat
, care must be taken as the binary fraction representation ofDouble
andFloat
does not easily convert into a decimal representation. Three explicit schemes are available for conversion.BigDecimal.decimal
will convert the floatingpoint number to a decimal text representation, and build aBigDecimal
based on that.BigDecimal.binary
will expand the binary fraction to the requested or default precision.BigDecimal.exact
will expand the binary fraction to the full number of digits, thus producing the exact decimal value corresponding to the binary fraction of that floatingpoint number.BigDecimal
equality matches the decimal expansion ofDouble
:BigDecimal.decimal(0.1) == 0.1
. Note that since0.1f != 0.1
, the same is not true forFloat
. Instead,0.1f == BigDecimal.decimal((0.1f).toDouble)
.To test whether a
BigDecimal
number can be converted to aDouble
orFloat
and then back without loss of information by using one of these methods, test withisDecimalDouble
,isBinaryDouble
, orisExactDouble
or the correspondingFloat
versions. Note thatBigInt
'sisValidDouble
will agree withisExactDouble
, not theisDecimalDouble
used by default.BigDecimal
uses the decimal representation of binary floatingpoint numbers to determine equality and hash codes. This yields different answers than conversion betweenLong
andDouble
values, where the exact form is used. As always, since floatingpoint is a lossy representation, it is advisable to take care when assuming identity will be maintained across multiple conversions.BigDecimal
maintains aMathContext
that determines the rounding that is applied to certain calculations. In most cases, the value of theBigDecimal
is also rounded to the precision specified by theMathContext
. To create aBigDecimal
with a different precision than itsMathContext
, usenew BigDecimal(new java.math.BigDecimal(...), mc)
. Rounding will be applied on those mathematical operations that can dramatically change the number of digits in a full representation, namely multiplication, division, and powers. The lefthand argument'sMathContext
always determines the degree of rounding, if any, and is the one propagated through arithmetic operations that do not apply rounding themselves. Version
1.1

final
class
BigInt extends ScalaNumber with ScalaNumericConversions with Serializable with Ordered[BigInt]
 Version
1.0, 15/07/2003

trait
Equiv[T] extends Serializable
A trait for representing equivalence relations.
A trait for representing equivalence relations. It is important to distinguish between a type that can be compared for equality or equivalence and a representation of equivalence on some type. This trait is for representing the latter.
An equivalence relation is a binary relation on a type. This relation is exposed as the
equiv
method of theEquiv
trait. The relation must be: reflexive:
equiv(x, x) == true
for any x of typeT
.  symmetric:
equiv(x, y) == equiv(y, x)
for anyx
andy
of typeT
.  transitive: if
equiv(x, y) == true
andequiv(y, z) == true
, thenequiv(x, z) == true
for anyx
,y
, andz
of typeT
.
 Version
1.0, 20080403
 Since
2.7
 reflexive:

trait
Fractional[T] extends Numeric[T]
 Since
2.8

trait
Integral[T] extends Numeric[T]
 Since
2.8
 trait LowPriorityEquiv extends AnyRef
 trait LowPriorityOrderingImplicits extends AnyRef
 trait Numeric[T] extends Ordering[T]

trait
Ordered[A] extends Comparable[A]
A trait for data that have a single, natural ordering.
A trait for data that have a single, natural ordering. See scala.math.Ordering before using this trait for more information about whether to use scala.math.Ordering instead.
Classes that implement this trait can be sorted with scala.util.Sorting and can be compared with standard comparison operators (e.g. > and <).
Ordered should be used for data with a single, natural ordering (like integers) while Ordering allows for multiple ordering implementations. An Ordering instance will be implicitly created if necessary.
scala.math.Ordering is an alternative to this trait that allows multiple orderings to be defined for the same type.
scala.math.PartiallyOrdered is an alternative to this trait for partially ordered data.
For example, create a simple class that implements
Ordered
and then sort it with scala.util.Sorting:case class OrderedClass(n:Int) extends Ordered[OrderedClass] { def compare(that: OrderedClass) = this.n  that.n } val x = Array(OrderedClass(1), OrderedClass(5), OrderedClass(3)) scala.util.Sorting.quickSort(x) x
It is important that the
equals
method for an instance ofOrdered[A]
be consistent with the compare method. However, due to limitations inherent in the type erasure semantics, there is no reasonable way to provide a default implementation of equality for instances ofOrdered[A]
. Therefore, if you need to be able to use equality on an instance ofOrdered[A]
you must provide it yourself either when inheriting or instantiating.It is important that the
hashCode
method for an instance ofOrdered[A]
be consistent with thecompare
method. However, it is not possible to provide a sensible default implementation. Therefore, if you need to be able compute the hash of an instance ofOrdered[A]
you must provide it yourself either when inheriting or instantiating. Version
1.1, 20060724
 See also

trait
Ordering[T] extends Comparator[T] with PartialOrdering[T] with Serializable
Ordering is a trait whose instances each represent a strategy for sorting instances of a type.
Ordering is a trait whose instances each represent a strategy for sorting instances of a type.
Ordering's companion object defines many implicit objects to deal with subtypes of AnyVal (e.g. Int, Double), String, and others.
To sort instances by one or more member variables, you can take advantage of these builtin orderings using Ordering.by and Ordering.on:
import scala.util.Sorting val pairs = Array(("a", 5, 2), ("c", 3, 1), ("b", 1, 3)) // sort by 2nd element Sorting.quickSort(pairs)(Ordering.by[(String, Int, Int), Int](_._2)) // sort by the 3rd element, then 1st Sorting.quickSort(pairs)(Ordering[(Int, String)].on(x => (x._3, x._1)))
An Ordering[T] is implemented by specifying compare(a:T, b:T), which decides how to order two instances a and b. Instances of Ordering[T] can be used by things like scala.util.Sorting to sort collections like Array[T].
For example:
import scala.util.Sorting case class Person(name:String, age:Int) val people = Array(Person("bob", 30), Person("ann", 32), Person("carl", 19)) // sort by age object AgeOrdering extends Ordering[Person] { def compare(a:Person, b:Person) = a.age compare b.age } Sorting.quickSort(people)(AgeOrdering)
This trait and scala.math.Ordered both provide this same functionality, but in different ways. A type T can be given a single way to order itself by extending Ordered. Using Ordering, this same type may be sorted in many other ways. Ordered and Ordering both provide implicits allowing them to be used interchangeably.
You can import scala.math.Ordering.Implicits to gain access to other implicit orderings.
 Annotations
 @implicitNotFound( msg = ... )
 Version
0.9.5, 20080415
 Since
2.7
 See also

trait
PartialOrdering[T] extends Equiv[T]
A trait for representing partial orderings.
A trait for representing partial orderings. It is important to distinguish between a type that has a partial order and a representation of partial ordering on some type. This trait is for representing the latter.
A partial ordering is a binary relation on a type
T
, exposed as thelteq
method of this trait. This relation must be: reflexive:
lteq(x, x) == true
, for anyx
of typeT
.  antisymmetric: if
lteq(x, y) == true
andlteq(y, x) == true
thenequiv(x, y) == true
, for anyx
andy
of typeT
.  transitive: if
lteq(x, y) == true
andlteq(y, z) == true
thenlteq(x, z) == true
, for anyx
,y
, andz
of typeT
.
Additionally, a partial ordering induces an equivalence relation on a type
T
:x
andy
of typeT
are equivalent if and only iflteq(x, y) && lteq(y, x) == true
. This equivalence relation is exposed as theequiv
method, inherited from the Equiv trait. Version
1.0, 20080403
 Since
2.7
 reflexive:

trait
PartiallyOrdered[+A] extends AnyRef
A class for partially ordered data.
A class for partially ordered data.
 Version
1.0, 23/04/2004

trait
ScalaNumericAnyConversions extends Any
Conversions which present a consistent conversion interface across all the numeric types, suitable for use in value classes.

trait
ScalaNumericConversions extends ScalaNumber with ScalaNumericAnyConversions
A slightly more specific conversion trait for classes which extend ScalaNumber (which excludes value classes.)
Value Members

final
val
E: Double(2.718281828459045)
The
Double
value that is closer than any other toe
, the base of the natural logarithms.  def IEEEremainder(x: Double, y: Double): Double

final
val
Pi: Double(3.141592653589793)
The
Double
value that is closer than any other topi
, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.  def abs(x: Double): Double
 def abs(x: Float): Float
 def abs(x: Long): Long
 def abs(x: Int): Int
 def acos(x: Double): Double
 def addExact(x: Long, y: Long): Long
 def addExact(x: Int, y: Int): Int
 def asin(x: Double): Double
 def atan(x: Double): Double

def
atan2(y: Double, x: Double): Double
Converts rectangular coordinates
(x, y)
to polar(r, theta)
.Converts rectangular coordinates
(x, y)
to polar(r, theta)
. y
the abscissa coordinate
 x
the ordinate coordinate
 returns
the theta component of the point
(r, theta)
in polar coordinates that corresponds to the point(x, y)
in Cartesian coordinates.

def
cbrt(x: Double): Double
Returns the cube root of the given
Double
value.Returns the cube root of the given
Double
value. x
the number to take the cube root of
 returns
the value ∛x
 def ceil(x: Double): Double
 def copySign(magnitude: Float, sign: Float): Float
 def copySign(magnitude: Double, sign: Double): Double
 def cos(x: Double): Double

def
cosh(x: Double): Double
Returns the hyperbolic cosine of the given
Double
value.  def decrementExact(x: Long): Long
 def decrementExact(x: Int): Int

def
exp(x: Double): Double
Returns Euler's number
e
raised to the power of aDouble
value.Returns Euler's number
e
raised to the power of aDouble
value. x
the exponent to raise
e
to. returns
the value
e^{a}
, wheree
is the base of the natural logarithms.

def
expm1(x: Double): Double
Returns
exp(x)  1
.  def floor(x: Double): Double
 def floorDiv(x: Long, y: Long): Long
 def floorDiv(x: Int, y: Int): Int
 def floorMod(x: Long, y: Long): Long
 def floorMod(x: Int, y: Int): Int
 def getExponent(d: Double): Int
 def getExponent(f: Float): Int

def
hypot(x: Double, y: Double): Double
Returns the square root of the sum of the squares of both given
Double
values without intermediate underflow or overflow.Returns the square root of the sum of the squares of both given
Double
values without intermediate underflow or overflow.The r component of the point
(r, theta)
in polar coordinates that corresponds to the point(x, y)
in Cartesian coordinates.  def incrementExact(x: Long): Long
 def incrementExact(x: Int): Int

def
log(x: Double): Double
Returns the natural logarithm of a
Double
value.Returns the natural logarithm of a
Double
value. x
the number to take the natural logarithm of
 returns
the value
logₑ(x)
wheree
is Eulers number

def
log10(x: Double): Double
Returns the base 10 logarithm of the given
Double
value. 
def
log1p(x: Double): Double
Returns the natural logarithm of the sum of the given
Double
value and 1.  def max(x: Double, y: Double): Double
 def max(x: Float, y: Float): Float
 def max(x: Long, y: Long): Long
 def max(x: Int, y: Int): Int
 def min(x: Double, y: Double): Double
 def min(x: Float, y: Float): Float
 def min(x: Long, y: Long): Long
 def min(x: Int, y: Int): Int
 def multiplyExact(x: Long, y: Long): Long
 def multiplyExact(x: Int, y: Int): Int
 def negateExact(x: Long): Long
 def negateExact(x: Int): Int
 def nextAfter(start: Float, direction: Double): Float
 def nextAfter(start: Double, direction: Double): Double
 def nextDown(f: Float): Float
 def nextDown(d: Double): Double
 def nextUp(f: Float): Float
 def nextUp(d: Double): Double

def
pow(x: Double, y: Double): Double
Returns the value of the first argument raised to the power of the second argument.
Returns the value of the first argument raised to the power of the second argument.
 x
the base.
 y
the exponent.
 returns
the value
x^{y}
.

def
random(): Double
Returns a
Double
value with a positive sign, greater than or equal to0.0
and less than1.0
. 
def
rint(x: Double): Double
Returns the
Double
value that is closest in value to the argument and is equal to a mathematical integer.Returns the
Double
value that is closest in value to the argument and is equal to a mathematical integer. x
a
Double
value returns
the closest floatingpoint value to a that is equal to a mathematical integer.

def
round(x: Double): Long
Returns the closest
Long
to the argument.Returns the closest
Long
to the argument. x
a floatingpoint value to be rounded to a
Long
. returns
the value of the argument rounded to the nearest
long
value.

def
round(x: Float): Int
Returns the closest
Int
to the argument.Returns the closest
Int
to the argument. x
a floatingpoint value to be rounded to a
Int
. returns
the value of the argument rounded to the nearest
Int
value.
 def scalb(f: Float, scaleFactor: Int): Float
 def scalb(d: Double, scaleFactor: Int): Double
 def signum(x: Double): Double
 def signum(x: Float): Float

def
signum(x: Long): Long
 Note
Forwards to java.lang.Long

def
signum(x: Int): Int
 Note
Forwards to java.lang.Integer
 def sin(x: Double): Double

def
sinh(x: Double): Double
Returns the hyperbolic sine of the given
Double
value. 
def
sqrt(x: Double): Double
Returns the square root of a
Double
value.Returns the square root of a
Double
value. x
the number to take the square root of
 returns
the value √x
 def subtractExact(x: Long, y: Long): Long
 def subtractExact(x: Int, y: Int): Int
 def tan(x: Double): Double

def
tanh(x: Double): Double
Returns the hyperbolic tangent of the given
Double
value. 
def
toDegrees(x: Double): Double
Converts an angle measured in radians to an approximately equivalent angle measured in degrees.
Converts an angle measured in radians to an approximately equivalent angle measured in degrees.
 x
angle, in radians
 returns
the measurement of the angle
x
in degrees.
 def toIntExact(x: Long): Int

def
toRadians(x: Double): Double
Converts an angle measured in degrees to an approximately equivalent angle measured in radians.
Converts an angle measured in degrees to an approximately equivalent angle measured in radians.
 x
an angle, in degrees
 returns
the measurement of the angle
x
in radians.

def
ulp(x: Float): Float
Returns the size of an ulp of the given
Float
value. 
def
ulp(x: Double): Double
Returns the size of an ulp of the given
Double
value. 
object
BigDecimal extends Serializable
 Version
1.1
 Since
2.7

object
BigInt extends Serializable
 Version
1.0, 15/07/2003
 Since
2.1
 object Equiv extends LowPriorityEquiv with Serializable
 object Fractional extends Serializable
 object Integral extends Serializable

object
Numeric extends Serializable
 Since
2.8
 object Ordered

object
Ordering extends LowPriorityOrderingImplicits with Serializable
This is the companion object for the scala.math.Ordering trait.
This is the companion object for the scala.math.Ordering trait.
It contains many implicit orderings as well as well as methods to construct new orderings.
Deprecated Value Members

def
round(x: Long): Long
There is no reason to round a
Long
, but this method prevents unintended conversion toFloat
followed by rounding toInt
.There is no reason to round a
Long
, but this method prevents unintended conversion toFloat
followed by rounding toInt
. Annotations
 @deprecated
 Deprecated
(Since version 2.11.0) This is an integer type; there is no reason to round it. Perhaps you meant to call this with a floatingpoint value?
 Note
Does not forward to java.lang.Math
Mathematical Constants
Minimum and Maximum
Find the min or max of two numbers. Note: scala.collection.TraversableOnce has min and max methods which determine the min or max of a collection.
Rounding
Scaling
Scaling with rounding guarantees
Exponential and Logarithmic
Trigonometric
Arguments in radians
Angular Measurement Conversion
Hyperbolic
Absolute Values
Determine the magnitude of a value by discarding the sign. Results are >= 0.
Signs
For signum
extract the sign of a value. Results are 1, 0 or 1.
Note the signum
methods are not pure forwarders to the Java versions.
In particular, the return type of java.lang.Long.signum
is Int
,
but here it is widened to Long
so that each overloaded variant
will return the same numeric type it is passed.
Root Extraction
Polar Coordinates
Unit of Least Precision
Pseudo Random Number Generation
Exact Arithmetic
Integral addition, multiplication, stepping and conversion throwing ArithmeticException instead of underflowing or overflowing
Modulus and Quotient
Calculate quotient values by rounding to negative infinity
This is the documentation for the Scala standard library.
Package structure
The scala package contains core types like
Int
,Float
,Array
orOption
which are accessible in all Scala compilation units without explicit qualification or imports.Notable packages include:
scala.collection
and its subpackages contain Scala's collections frameworkscala.collection.immutable
 Immutable, sequential datastructures such asVector
,List
,Range
,HashMap
orHashSet
scala.collection.mutable
 Mutable, sequential datastructures such asArrayBuffer
,StringBuilder
,HashMap
orHashSet
scala.collection.concurrent
 Mutable, concurrent datastructures such asTrieMap
scala.concurrent
 Primitives for concurrent programming such asFutures
andPromises
scala.io
 Input and output operationsscala.math
 Basic math functions and additional numeric types likeBigInt
andBigDecimal
scala.sys
 Interaction with other processes and the operating systemscala.util.matching
 Regular expressionsOther packages exist. See the complete list on the right.
Additional parts of the standard library are shipped as separate libraries. These include:
scala.reflect
 Scala's reflection API (scalareflect.jar)scala.xml
 XML parsing, manipulation, and serialization (scalaxml.jar)scala.collection.parallel
 Parallel collections (scalaparallelcollections.jar)scala.util.parsing
 Parser combinators (scalaparsercombinators.jar)scala.swing
 A convenient wrapper around Java's GUI framework called Swing (scalaswing.jar)Automatic imports
Identifiers in the scala package and the
scala.Predef
object are always in scope by default.Some of these identifiers are type aliases provided as shortcuts to commonly used classes. For example,
List
is an alias forscala.collection.immutable.List
.Other aliases refer to classes provided by the underlying platform. For example, on the JVM,
String
is an alias forjava.lang.String
.