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to_d(sig) → bigdecimal click to toggle source

Converts a Rational to a BigDecimal. Takes an optional parameter sig to limit the amount of significant digits. If a negative precision is given, raise ArgumentError. The zero precision and implicit precision is deprecated.

r = (22/7.0).to_r
# => (7077085128725065/2251799813685248)
# => #<BigDecimal:1a52bd8,'0.3142857142 8571427937 0154144999 105E1',45(63)>
# => #<BigDecimal:1a44d08,'0.314E1',18(36)>
               # File bigdecimal/lib/bigdecimal/util.rb, line 99
def to_d(precision=0)
  if precision < 0
    raise ArgumentError, "negative precision"
  elsif precision == 0
    warn "zero and implicit precision is deprecated."
    precision = BigDecimal.double_fig*2+1
  num = self.numerator
  BigDecimal(num).div(self.denominator, precision)

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