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NumericRange is a library supporting numeric ranges between two real numbers called bounds. The upper bound is the maximal value of the range, the lower bound is the minimal value. The object itself is not an array of numbers contained in the range but instead is an abstract representation of the range by containing bounds which allows us to add several helper methods and to save memory in the case the range is too large. The object contains a method enumerate() which returns an array of numbers instead similar to range function in other languages.


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min: number

The lower bound of the range. The value itself is included in the range.

max: number

The upper bound of the range. The value itself is included in the range.

constructor(min: number, max: number)

The new keyword, lower and upper bound are required in the constructor, if one of the bounds is missing an error will be thrown. It is preferred to use the number type, the library uses the Number function to parse non-numerical values, so strings like '5.5' or bigints will work properly but using non-numerical types might lead to unexpected behavior and side-effect. Use them at your own risk.

new NumericRange(5, 10)

enumerate(step: number = 1): number[]

The method returns an array of contained numbers inside the range including the bounds, step indicates the difference of two adjacent numbers of the returned array, defaults to 1.

new NumericRange(5, 10).enumerate()
[5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

The step might be any positive number, if the number is decimal, the numbers will be rounded using the toFixed(the number of digits of the step) method to avoid numbers like 0.30000000000000004.

new NumericRange(0, 1).enumerate(.1)
[0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9, 1]
new NumericRange(5, 10).enumerate(.5)
[5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10]

The step might be any positive number, if the current value + step is greater than the upper bound, the next value is omitted, regardless of whether the current value is equal or lower to the upper bound. The upper bound is not included either.

new NumericRange(5, 10).enumerate(.7)
[5, 5.7, 6.4, 7.1, 7.8, 8.5, 9.2, 9.9] //10 and 10.6 are not included

includes(searchNumber: number): boolean

This method determines whether the search number is contained in the range. If the search number is equal to either bound, the method returns true.

new NumericRange(5, 10).includes(7.5)
new NumericRange(5, 10).includes(5)
new NumericRange(5, 10).includes(3.5)

incorporate(numberToIncorporate: number): number

This method incorporates the number given in the argument to the range, if the number is greater than the upper bound the number is set to the upper bound in the case of the number being lower than the lower bound, the number is set to the value of the lower bound, in the case of the number being in the range, the number itself is returned.

new NumericRange(5, 10).incorporate(12)
new NumericRange(5, 10).incorporate(3.5)
new NumericRange(5, 10).incorporate(7)
new NumericRange(5, 10).incorporate(10)


NumericRange is licensed under an MIT License.

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