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to-exponential

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to-exponential

Converts any arbitrarily big, small, or precise number represented as a String, to exponential notation. For regular numbers it works just like JavaScript's Number.toExponential().

The returned String can be used as a unique identifier for the number's value.

Specification

It accepts any decimal number represented as a String.

  • It converts it to exponential notation without loss of precision.
  • It works for high precision numbers, also for those that do not fit in a 64-bit JavaScript Number variable.
    (They still have to fit in Strings, which have some maximum length).
  • It works for very large and very small numbers, also for those with an exponent (e...) that does not fit in a 64-bit JS number.

The exponent always gets a sign (+ or -), consistent with the output of Number.toExponential(). So e.g. 5 becomes '5e+0' (not '5e0').

Returns false if the String does not represent a valid decimal number.

Install

npm install to-exponential

Examples

const toExponential = require('to-exponential');

console.dir( toExponential('0.5') );  // => '5e-1'.
console.dir( toExponential('5') );    // => '5e+0'.
console.dir( toExponential('50') );   // => '5e+1'.

console.dir( toExponential('10.5') );     // Outputs '1.05e+1'.
console.dir( toExponential('0.105e2') );  // Outputs '1.05e+1' too.

console.dir( toExponential(
  '-12324.3434716349863831487632112E-561640934731461387461933142'
) );
// => '-1.23243434716349863831487632112e-561640934731461387461933138'.

Install

npm i to-exponential

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