float-clamp

    1.0.0 • Public • Published

    FLOAT CLAMP

    Clamp numbers to ranges taking into account the epsilon of the numbers at the end of the ranges. A range is string in Interval Notation such as "[2..4)" which means "between 2 (inclusive) and 4 (exclusive)."

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    Install

    npm install float-clamp

    ..then require float-clamp:

    var floatClamp = require('float-clamp');

    Basic Usage

    var randomClamper = floatClamp.makeDoubleClamper('[0..1)');
     
    //- Now randomClamper is a function that will clamp numbers to between 0 (inclusive)
    //- and 1 (exclusive)
    //- This is exactly the same range as values returned from Math.random()
     
    randomClamper(-0.01) //=> 0
    randomClamper(0)     //=> 0
    randomClamper(0.01)  //=> 0.01
    randomClamper(1)     //=> 0.9999999999999999

    See below for clamp generators for other precision floating point numbers (and even an integer)

    API

    floatClamp.makeDoubleClamper(rangeString)

    Shown above, generates clampers that calculates epsilons for double-precision floating point numbers. Every Number in JavaScript is a double as well as Float64Array typed arrays.

    floatClamp.makeSingleClamper(rangeString)

    Generates clampers that calculates epsilons for single-precision floating point numbers. In other words, Float32Array typed arrays.

    floatClamp.makeHalfClamper(rangeString)

    Generates clampers that calculates epsilons for half-precision floating point numbers. I'm not sure half-floats (16 bit storage) are even available in JavaScript but they are heavily used in GPUs so I included it for possible future proofing in case WebGL or WebCL add support (ie. Float16Array).

    floatClamp.makeIntegerClamper(rangeString)

    Integer clamping is easy, right?

    Not so fast! All Numbers in JavaScript are doubles. After +-2^53, the episilon for doubles is greater than one. The calculations for determining a number nearest-to-endpoint must take that into account for very large ranges.

    Integers greater than 2^53 can not be represented exactly. This library takes that into account when used with very large exclsuive end-points and will clamp to the nearest valid integer to that exclusive end-point.

    Versions

    • v1.0.0 Initial functionality

    License - MIT

    Copyright (C) 2013 Jon-Carlos Rivera

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    THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

    Install

    npm i float-clamp

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    1.0.0

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