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mode

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Ruby latest stable (v1_9_3_392) - 0 notes - Class: BigDecimal
mode(p1, p2 = v2) public

Controls handling of arithmetic exceptions and rounding. If no value is supplied, the current value is returned.

Six values of the mode parameter control the handling of arithmetic exceptions:

BigDecimal::EXCEPTION_NaN BigDecimal::EXCEPTION_INFINITY BigDecimal::EXCEPTION_UNDERFLOW BigDecimal::EXCEPTION_OVERFLOW BigDecimal::EXCEPTION_ZERODIVIDE BigDecimal::EXCEPTION_ALL

For each mode parameter above, if the value set is false, computation continues after an arithmetic exception of the appropriate type. When computation continues, results are as follows:

EXCEPTION_NaN

NaN

EXCEPTION_INFINITY

+infinity or -infinity

EXCEPTION_UNDERFLOW

0

EXCEPTION_OVERFLOW

+infinity or -infinity

EXCEPTION_ZERODIVIDE

+infinity or -infinity

One value of the mode parameter controls the rounding of numeric values: BigDecimal::ROUND_MODE. The values it can take are:

ROUND_UP, :up

round away from zero

ROUND_DOWN, :down, :truncate

round towards zero (truncate)

ROUND_HALF_UP, :half_up, :default

round towards the nearest neighbor, unless both neighbors are equidistant, in which case round away from zero. (default)

ROUND_HALF_DOWN, :half_down

round towards the nearest neighbor, unless both neighbors are equidistant, in which case round towards zero.

ROUND_HALF_EVEN, :half_even, :banker

round towards the nearest neighbor, unless both neighbors are equidistant, in which case round towards the even neighbor (Banker’s rounding)

ROUND_CEILING, :ceiling, :ceil

round towards positive infinity (ceil)

ROUND_FLOOR, :floor

round towards negative infinity (floor)

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