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    math.js

    http://mathjs.org

    Math.js is an extensive math library for JavaScript and Node.js. It features a flexible expression parser with support for symbolic computation, comes with a large set of built-in functions and constants, and offers an integrated solution to work with different data types like numbers, big numbers, complex numbers, fractions, units, and matrices. Powerful and easy to use.

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    Features

    • Supports numbers, big numbers, complex numbers, fractions, units, strings, arrays, and matrices.
    • Is compatible with JavaScript's built-in Math library.
    • Contains a flexible expression parser.
    • Does symbolic computation.
    • Comes with a large set of built-in functions and constants.
    • Has no dependencies. Runs on any JavaScript engine.
    • Can be used as a command line application as well.
    • Is easily extensible.
    • Open source.

    Usage

    Math.js can be installed using npm or bower, or by downloading the library. The library can be used in both node.js and in the browser. See the Getting Started for a more detailed tutorial. To install math.js using npm:

    npm install mathjs
    

    Math.js can be used similar to JavaScript's built-in Math library. Besides that, math.js can evaluate expressions and supports chained operations.

    // load math.js
    var math = require('mathjs');
    
    // functions and constants
    math.round(math.e, 3);            // 2.718
    math.atan2(3, -3) / math.pi;      // 0.75
    math.log(1000, 10);               // 3
    math.sqrt(-4);                    // 2i
    math.pow([[-1, 2], [3, 1]], 2);   // [[7, 0], [0, 7]]
    math.derivative('x^2 + x', 'x');  // 2 * x + 1
    
    // expressions
    math.eval('12 / (2.3 + 0.7)');    // 4
    math.eval('5.08 cm to inch');     // 2 inch
    math.eval('sin(45 deg) ^ 2');     // 0.5
    math.eval('9 / 3 + 2i');          // 3 + 2i
    math.eval('det([-1, 2; 3, 1])');  // -7
    
    // chaining
    math.chain(3)
        .add(4)
        .multiply(2)
        .done(); // 14
    

    Browser support

    Math.js works on any ES5 compatible JavaScript engine: node.js 0.10, and Internet Explorer 9 and newer, and all other browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari). If support for old browsers like Internet Explorer 8 is required, the es5-shim library has to be loaded.

    Documentation

    Build

    First clone the project from github:

    git clone git://github.com/josdejong/mathjs.git
    cd mathjs
    

    Install the project dependencies:

    npm install
    

    Then, the project can be build by executing the build script via npm:

    npm run build
    

    This will build the library math.js and math.min.js from the source files and put them in the folder dist.

    Test

    To execute tests for the library, install the project dependencies once:

    npm install
    

    Then, the tests can be executed:

    npm test
    

    To test code coverage of the tests:

    npm run coverage
    

    To see the coverage results, open the generated report in your browser:

    ./coverage/lcov-report/index.html
    

    License

    Copyright (C) 2013-2017 Jos de Jong wjosdejong@gmail.com

    Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

    Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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