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to_d → bigdecimal click to toggle source

Returns the result of interpreting leading characters in str as a BigDecimal.

require 'bigdecimal'
require 'bigdecimal/util'

"0.5".to_d             # => 0.5e0
"123.45e1".to_d        # => 0.12345e4
"45.67 degrees".to_d   # => 0.4567e2

See also BigDecimal.new.

 
               # File bigdecimal/lib/bigdecimal/util.rb, line 67
def to_d
  begin
    BigDecimal(self)
  rescue ArgumentError
    BigDecimal(0)
  end
end