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The big-integer npm package is designed for arithmetic and logical operations on large integers beyond the safe limit for JavaScript's native number type. It provides a way to work with integers of arbitrary size, allowing for precise calculations that would otherwise be impossible due to the limitations of standard number precision in JavaScript.

Arithmetic Operations

Demonstrates basic arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and modulo on large integers.

`"use strict";\nconst bigInt = require('big-integer');\nlet x = bigInt('123456789012345678901234567890');\nlet y = bigInt('98765432109876543210987654321');\nlet sum = x.add(y);\nlet difference = x.minus(y);\nlet product = x.multiply(y);\nlet quotient = x.divide(y);\nlet remainder = x.mod(y);\nconsole.log('Sum:', sum.toString());\nconsole.log('Difference:', difference.toString());\nconsole.log('Product:', product.toString());\nconsole.log('Quotient:', quotient.toString());\nconsole.log('Remainder:', remainder.toString());`

Logical Operations

Shows how to perform bitwise logical operations such as AND, OR, and XOR on large integers.

`"use strict";\nconst bigInt = require('big-integer');\nlet x = bigInt('12345678901234567890');\nlet y = bigInt('9876543210987654321');\nlet andResult = x.and(y);\nlet orResult = x.or(y);\nlet xorResult = x.xor(y);\nconsole.log('AND:', andResult.toString());\nconsole.log('OR:', orResult.toString());\nconsole.log('XOR:', xorResult.toString());`

Comparison Operations

Illustrates how to compare two large integers, checking for greater than, less than, and equality.

`"use strict";\nconst bigInt = require('big-integer');\nlet x = bigInt('12345678901234567890');\nlet y = bigInt('9876543210987654321');\nconsole.log('x > y:', x.greater(y));\nconsole.log('x < y:', x.lesser(y));\nconsole.log('x == y:', x.equals(y));`

bignumber.js is a well-known library for arbitrary-precision decimal and non-decimal arithmetic. It's similar to big-integer but also supports decimal numbers, making it more versatile for applications requiring floating-point calculations.

decimal.js is another library for arbitrary-precision arithmetic, focusing on decimal numbers. It offers a similar range of operations as big-integer but is optimized for decimal arithmetic, providing high precision for financial and scientific calculations.

jsbn is a library that implements big-integer arithmetic in pure JavaScript. It's similar to big-integer in its focus on large integers but is known for its use in cryptographic applications and for being part of the jsencrypt library.

Readme

**BigInteger.js** is an arbitrary-length integer library for Javascript, allowing arithmetic operations on integers of unlimited size, notwithstanding memory and time limitations.

**Update (December 2, 2018):** `BigInt`

is being added as a native feature of JavaScript. This library now works as a polyfill: if the environment supports the native `BigInt`

, this library acts as a thin wrapper over the native implementation.

If you are using a browser, you can download BigInteger.js from GitHub or just hotlink to it:

```
<script src="https://peterolson.github.io/BigInteger.js/BigInteger.min.js"></script>
```

If you are using node, you can install BigInteger with npm.

```
npm install big-integer
```

Then you can include it in your code:

```
var bigInt = require("big-integer");
```

`bigInt(number, [base], [alphabet], [caseSensitive])`

You can create a bigInt by calling the `bigInt`

function. You can pass in

- a string, which it will parse as an bigInt and throw an
`"Invalid integer"`

error if the parsing fails. - a Javascript number, which it will parse as an bigInt and throw an
`"Invalid integer"`

error if the parsing fails. - another bigInt.
- nothing, and it will return
`bigInt.zero`

.

If you provide a second parameter, then it will parse `number`

as a number in base `base`

. Note that `base`

can be any bigInt (even negative or zero). The letters "a-z" and "A-Z" will be interpreted as the numbers 10 to 35. Higher digits can be specified in angle brackets (`<`

and `>`

). The default `base`

is `10`

.

You can specify a custom alphabet for base conversion with the third parameter. The default `alphabet`

is `"0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz"`

.

The fourth parameter specifies whether or not the number string should be case-sensitive, i.e. whether `a`

and `A`

should be treated as different digits. By default `caseSensitive`

is `false`

.

Examples:

```
var zero = bigInt();
var ninetyThree = bigInt(93);
var largeNumber = bigInt("75643564363473453456342378564387956906736546456235345");
var googol = bigInt("1e100");
var bigNumber = bigInt(largeNumber);
var maximumByte = bigInt("FF", 16);
var fiftyFiveGoogol = bigInt("<55>0", googol);
```

Note that Javascript numbers larger than `9007199254740992`

and smaller than `-9007199254740992`

are not precisely represented numbers and will not produce exact results. If you are dealing with numbers outside that range, it is better to pass in strings.

Note that bigInt operations return bigInts, which allows you to chain methods, for example:

```
var salary = bigInt(dollarsPerHour).times(hoursWorked).plus(randomBonuses)
```

There are three named constants already stored that you do not have to construct with the `bigInt`

function yourself:

`bigInt.one`

, equivalent to`bigInt(1)`

`bigInt.zero`

, equivalent to`bigInt(0)`

`bigInt.minusOne`

, equivalent to`bigInt(-1)`

The numbers from -999 to 999 are also already prestored and can be accessed using `bigInt[index]`

, for example:

`bigInt[-999]`

, equivalent to`bigInt(-999)`

`bigInt[256]`

, equivalent to`bigInt(256)`

`abs()`

Returns the absolute value of a bigInt.

`bigInt(-45).abs()`

=>`45`

`bigInt(45).abs()`

=>`45`

`add(number)`

Performs addition.

`bigInt(5).add(7)`

=>`12`

View benchmarks for this method

`and(number)`

Performs the bitwise AND operation. The operands are treated as if they were represented using two's complement representation.

`bigInt(6).and(3)`

=>`2`

`bigInt(6).and(-3)`

=>`4`

`bitLength()`

Returns the number of digits required to represent a bigInt in binary.

`bigInt(5)`

=>`3`

(since 5 is`101`

in binary, which is three digits long)

`compare(number)`

Performs a comparison between two numbers. If the numbers are equal, it returns `0`

. If the first number is greater, it returns `1`

. If the first number is lesser, it returns `-1`

.

`bigInt(5).compare(5)`

=>`0`

`bigInt(5).compare(4)`

=>`1`

`bigInt(4).compare(5)`

=>`-1`

`compareAbs(number)`

Performs a comparison between the absolute value of two numbers.

`bigInt(5).compareAbs(-5)`

=>`0`

`bigInt(5).compareAbs(4)`

=>`1`

`bigInt(4).compareAbs(-5)`

=>`-1`

`compareTo(number)`

Alias for the `compare`

method.

`divide(number)`

Performs integer division, disregarding the remainder.

`bigInt(59).divide(5)`

=>`11`

View benchmarks for this method

`divmod(number)`

Performs division and returns an object with two properties: `quotient`

and `remainder`

. The sign of the remainder will match the sign of the dividend.

`bigInt(59).divmod(5)`

=>`{quotient: bigInt(11), remainder: bigInt(4) }`

`bigInt(-5).divmod(2)`

=>`{quotient: bigInt(-2), remainder: bigInt(-1) }`

View benchmarks for this method

`eq(number)`

Alias for the `equals`

method.

`equals(number)`

Checks if two numbers are equal.

`bigInt(5).equals(5)`

=>`true`

`bigInt(4).equals(7)`

=>`false`

`geq(number)`

Alias for the `greaterOrEquals`

method.

`greater(number)`

Checks if the first number is greater than the second.

`bigInt(5).greater(6)`

=>`false`

`bigInt(5).greater(5)`

=>`false`

`bigInt(5).greater(4)`

=>`true`

`greaterOrEquals(number)`

Checks if the first number is greater than or equal to the second.

`bigInt(5).greaterOrEquals(6)`

=>`false`

`bigInt(5).greaterOrEquals(5)`

=>`true`

`bigInt(5).greaterOrEquals(4)`

=>`true`

`gt(number)`

Alias for the `greater`

method.

`isDivisibleBy(number)`

Returns `true`

if the first number is divisible by the second number, `false`

otherwise.

`bigInt(999).isDivisibleBy(333)`

=>`true`

`bigInt(99).isDivisibleBy(5)`

=>`false`

`isEven()`

Returns `true`

if the number is even, `false`

otherwise.

`bigInt(6).isEven()`

=>`true`

`bigInt(3).isEven()`

=>`false`

`isNegative()`

Returns `true`

if the number is negative, `false`

otherwise.
Returns `false`

for `0`

and `-0`

.

`bigInt(-23).isNegative()`

=>`true`

`bigInt(50).isNegative()`

=>`false`

`isOdd()`

Returns `true`

if the number is odd, `false`

otherwise.

`bigInt(13).isOdd()`

=>`true`

`bigInt(40).isOdd()`

=>`false`

`isPositive()`

Return `true`

if the number is positive, `false`

otherwise.
Returns `false`

for `0`

and `-0`

.

`bigInt(54).isPositive()`

=>`true`

`bigInt(-1).isPositive()`

=>`false`

`isPrime()`

Returns `true`

if the number is prime, `false`

otherwise.

`bigInt(5).isPrime()`

=>`true`

`bigInt(6).isPrime()`

=>`false`

`isProbablePrime([iterations])`

Returns `true`

if the number is very likely to be prime, `false`

otherwise.
Argument is optional and determines the amount of iterations of the test (default: `5`

). The more iterations, the lower chance of getting a false positive.
This uses the Miller Rabin test.

`bigInt(5).isProbablePrime()`

=>`true`

`bigInt(49).isProbablePrime()`

=>`false`

`bigInt(1729).isProbablePrime()`

=>`false`

Note that this function is not deterministic, since it relies on random sampling of factors, so the result for some numbers is not always the same.
If the number is composite then the Miller–Rabin primality test declares the number probably prime with a probability at most `4`

to the power `−iterations`

.
If the number is prime, this function always returns `true`

.

`isUnit()`

Returns `true`

if the number is `1`

or `-1`

, `false`

otherwise.

`bigInt.one.isUnit()`

=>`true`

`bigInt.minusOne.isUnit()`

=>`true`

`bigInt(5).isUnit()`

=>`false`

`isZero()`

Return `true`

if the number is `0`

or `-0`

, `false`

otherwise.

`bigInt.zero.isZero()`

=>`true`

`bigInt("-0").isZero()`

=>`true`

`bigInt(50).isZero()`

=>`false`

`leq(number)`

Alias for the `lesserOrEquals`

method.

`lesser(number)`

Checks if the first number is lesser than the second.

`bigInt(5).lesser(6)`

=>`true`

`bigInt(5).lesser(5)`

=>`false`

`bigInt(5).lesser(4)`

=>`false`

`lesserOrEquals(number)`

Checks if the first number is less than or equal to the second.

`bigInt(5).lesserOrEquals(6)`

=>`true`

`bigInt(5).lesserOrEquals(5)`

=>`true`

`bigInt(5).lesserOrEquals(4)`

=>`false`

`lt(number)`

Alias for the `lesser`

method.

`minus(number)`

Alias for the `subtract`

method.

`bigInt(3).minus(5)`

=>`-2`

View benchmarks for this method

`mod(number)`

Performs division and returns the remainder, disregarding the quotient. The sign of the remainder will match the sign of the dividend.

`bigInt(59).mod(5)`

=>`4`

`bigInt(-5).mod(2)`

=>`-1`

View benchmarks for this method

`modInv(mod)`

Finds the multiplicative inverse of the number modulo `mod`

.

`bigInt(3).modInv(11)`

=>`4`

`bigInt(42).modInv(2017)`

=>`1969`

`modPow(exp, mod)`

Takes the number to the power `exp`

modulo `mod`

.

`bigInt(10).modPow(3, 30)`

=>`10`

`multiply(number)`

Performs multiplication.

`bigInt(111).multiply(111)`

=>`12321`

View benchmarks for this method

`neq(number)`

Alias for the `notEquals`

method.

`next()`

Adds one to the number.

`bigInt(6).next()`

=>`7`

`not()`

Performs the bitwise NOT operation. The operands are treated as if they were represented using two's complement representation.

`bigInt(10).not()`

=>`-11`

`bigInt(0).not()`

=>`-1`

`notEquals(number)`

Checks if two numbers are not equal.

`bigInt(5).notEquals(5)`

=>`false`

`bigInt(4).notEquals(7)`

=>`true`

`or(number)`

Performs the bitwise OR operation. The operands are treated as if they were represented using two's complement representation.

`bigInt(13).or(10)`

=>`15`

`bigInt(13).or(-8)`

=>`-3`

`over(number)`

Alias for the `divide`

method.

`bigInt(59).over(5)`

=>`11`

View benchmarks for this method

`plus(number)`

Alias for the `add`

method.

`bigInt(5).plus(7)`

=>`12`

View benchmarks for this method

`pow(number)`

Performs exponentiation. If the exponent is less than `0`

, `pow`

returns `0`

. `bigInt.zero.pow(0)`

returns `1`

.

`bigInt(16).pow(16)`

=>`18446744073709551616`

View benchmarks for this method

`prev(number)`

Subtracts one from the number.

`bigInt(6).prev()`

=>`5`

`remainder(number)`

Alias for the `mod`

method.

View benchmarks for this method

`shiftLeft(n)`

Shifts the number left by `n`

places in its binary representation. If a negative number is provided, it will shift right. Throws an error if `n`

is outside of the range `[-9007199254740992, 9007199254740992]`

.

`bigInt(8).shiftLeft(2)`

=>`32`

`bigInt(8).shiftLeft(-2)`

=>`2`

`shiftRight(n)`

Shifts the number right by `n`

places in its binary representation. If a negative number is provided, it will shift left. Throws an error if `n`

is outside of the range `[-9007199254740992, 9007199254740992]`

.

`bigInt(8).shiftRight(2)`

=>`2`

`bigInt(8).shiftRight(-2)`

=>`32`

`square()`

Squares the number

`bigInt(3).square()`

=>`9`

View benchmarks for this method

`subtract(number)`

Performs subtraction.

`bigInt(3).subtract(5)`

=>`-2`

View benchmarks for this method

`times(number)`

Alias for the `multiply`

method.

`bigInt(111).times(111)`

=>`12321`

View benchmarks for this method

`toArray(radix)`

Converts a bigInt into an object with the properties "value" and "isNegative." "Value" is an array of integers modulo the given radix. "isNegative" is a boolean that represents the sign of the result.

`bigInt("1e9").toArray(10)`

=> { value: [1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0], isNegative: false }`bigInt("1e9").toArray(16)`

=> { value: [3, 11, 9, 10, 12, 10, 0, 0], isNegative: false }`bigInt(567890).toArray(100)`

=> { value: [56, 78, 90], isNegative: false }

Negative bases are supported.

`bigInt(12345).toArray(-10)`

=> { value: [2, 8, 4, 6, 5], isNegative: false }

Base 1 and base -1 are also supported.

`bigInt(-15).toArray(1)`

=> { value: [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1], isNegative: true }`bigInt(-15).toArray(-1)`

=> { value: [1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0], isNegative: false }

Base 0 is only allowed for the number zero.

`bigInt(0).toArray(0)`

=> { value: [0], isNegative: false }`bigInt(1).toArray(0)`

=>`Error: Cannot convert nonzero numbers to base 0.`

`toJSNumber()`

Converts a bigInt into a native Javascript number. Loses precision for numbers outside the range `[-9007199254740992, 9007199254740992]`

.

`bigInt("18446744073709551616").toJSNumber()`

=>`18446744073709552000`

`xor(number)`

Performs the bitwise XOR operation. The operands are treated as if they were represented using two's complement representation.

`bigInt(12).xor(5)`

=>`9`

`bigInt(12).xor(-5)`

=>`-9`

`fromArray(digits, base = 10, isNegative?)`

Constructs a bigInt from an array of digits in base `base`

. The optional `isNegative`

flag will make the number negative.

`bigInt.fromArray([1, 2, 3, 4, 5], 10)`

=>`12345`

`bigInt.fromArray([1, 0, 0], 2, true)`

=>`-4`

`gcd(a, b)`

Finds the greatest common denominator of `a`

and `b`

.

`bigInt.gcd(42,56)`

=>`14`

`isInstance(x)`

Returns `true`

if `x`

is a BigInteger, `false`

otherwise.

`bigInt.isInstance(bigInt(14))`

=>`true`

`bigInt.isInstance(14)`

=>`false`

`lcm(a,b)`

Finds the least common multiple of `a`

and `b`

.

`bigInt.lcm(21, 6)`

=>`42`

`max(a,b)`

Returns the largest of `a`

and `b`

.

`bigInt.max(77, 432)`

=>`432`

`min(a,b)`

Returns the smallest of `a`

and `b`

.

`bigInt.min(77, 432)`

=>`77`

`randBetween(min, max)`

Returns a random number between `min`

and `max`

.

`bigInt.randBetween("-1e100", "1e100")`

=> (for example)`8494907165436643479673097939554427056789510374838494147955756275846226209006506706784609314471378745`

`toString(radix = 10, [alphabet])`

Converts a bigInt to a string. There is an optional radix parameter (which defaults to 10) that converts the number to the given radix. Digits in the range `10-35`

will use the letters `a-z`

.

`bigInt("1e9").toString()`

=>`"1000000000"`

`bigInt("1e9").toString(16)`

=>`"3b9aca00"`

You can use a custom base alphabet with the second parameter. The default `alphabet`

is `"0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz"`

.

`bigInt("5").toString(2, "aA")`

=>`"AaA"`

**Note that arithmetical operators will trigger the valueOf function rather than the toString function.** When converting a bigInteger to a string, you should use the

`toString`

method or the `String`

function instead of adding the empty string.`bigInt("999999999999999999").toString()`

=>`"999999999999999999"`

`String(bigInt("999999999999999999"))`

=>`"999999999999999999"`

`bigInt("999999999999999999") + ""`

=>`1000000000000000000`

Bases larger than 36 are supported. If a digit is greater than or equal to 36, it will be enclosed in angle brackets.

`bigInt(567890).toString(100)`

=>`"<56><78><90>"`

Negative bases are also supported.

`bigInt(12345).toString(-10)`

=>`"28465"`

Base 1 and base -1 are also supported.

`bigInt(-15).toString(1)`

=>`"-111111111111111"`

`bigInt(-15).toString(-1)`

=>`"101010101010101010101010101010"`

Base 0 is only allowed for the number zero.

`bigInt(0).toString(0)`

=>`0`

`bigInt(1).toString(0)`

=>`Error: Cannot convert nonzero numbers to base 0.`

View benchmarks for this method

`valueOf()`

Converts a bigInt to a native Javascript number. This override allows you to use native arithmetic operators without explicit conversion:

`bigInt("100") + bigInt("200") === 300; //true`

To contribute, just fork the project, make some changes, and submit a pull request. Please verify that the unit tests pass before submitting.

The unit tests are contained in the `spec/spec.js`

file. You can run them locally by opening the `spec/SpecRunner.html`

or file or running `npm test`

. You can also run the tests online from GitHub.

There are performance benchmarks that can be viewed from the `benchmarks/index.html`

page. You can run them online from GitHub.

This project is public domain. For more details, read about the Unlicense.

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