1. BigDecimal pain stackoverflow.comHow is it that Java's BigDecimal can be this painful?
Is there any ... 
2. Why does Java BigDecimal return 1E+1? stackoverflow.comWhy does this code sometimes return 1E+1 whilst for other inputs (e.g. 17) the output is not printed in scientific notation?

3. How to getScale on BigDecimal? stackoverflow.comI found BigDecimal have setScale method, but doesn't have getScale method. How to getScale on BigDecimal? 
4. Java  too many BigDecimals? stackoverflow.comFor more info, see my other question, here. So anyway, I'm using BigDecimals to represent currency in my application (it deducts a markdown percentage and adds sales tax), but it ... 
5. data type to represent a big decimal in java stackoverflow.comWhich data type is apt to represent a decimal number like "10364055.81". If tried using double:
But when I try to print the number, its displaying as "1.036405581E7", which I ... 
6. Addition for BigDecimal stackoverflow.comI want to do some simple sums with some currency values expressed in BigDecimal type.
Obviously I do not understand well the BigDecimal arithmetics, see ... 
7. BigDecimal assign operator stackoverflow.comiam having problem with assigning one big decimal value to another so i am trying such as creating one temp big decimal and add 0 to another big decimal

8. Cannot find symbol using BigDecimal stackoverflow.comI'm doing my first attempts to use BigDecimal. It seems tricky.i am running into an issue and i would like to understand what is causing it.

9. Generating random BigDecimal value from given range stackoverflow.comI need to generate random BigDecimal value from given range. How to do it in Java? 
10. How to set thousands separator in Java? stackoverflow.comHow to set thousands separator in Java? I have String representation of BigDecimal, i want to set thousands separator and return String. 
11. A better than BigDecimal type for prices in Java? stackoverflow.comI need a financial type which will always keep numbers in X...X.YY format, even 20 digits, so I will get rid of rounding, formatting and other headache. Is there one? Added: In ... 
12. Dojo DataGrid choosing correct store for BigDecimal[][] object stackoverflow.comI am trying to implement the dojo DataGrid component. I have a BigDecimal[][] object that I would like to use as the store. I am just not sure what ... 
13. Java Big Decimal problem stackoverflow.comI am using java big decimal as follwing:

14. implementing price of item using BigDecimal in java stackoverflow.comIn a web application ,I want to model an ItemForSale which has a price field.I read elsewhere that float or double should not be used for currency fields due to rounding ... 
15. Java Bigdecimal Range Issue stackoverflow.comFor below java Code it dispaly
0E10 is due to range value of Bigdecimal. but is there any way ... 
16. BigDecimal Problem in java stackoverflow.com
There are two problems in the above code

17. Any neat way to limit significant figures with BigDecimal stackoverflow.comI want to round a Java BigDecimal to a certain number of significant digits (NOT decimal places) eg to 4 digits: 12.3456 => 12.35 123.456 => 123.5 123456 => 123500 etc. The basic problem is ... 
18. BigDecimal symbols/parenthesis stackoverflow.comI'm trying force BigDecimal to use symbols (Ex. Instead of Decimal.multiply, do Decimal *), because of the mass parenthesis being involved in this problem. Can you guys tell me if there's a ... 
19. How to use a Java BigDecimal in Freemarker? stackoverflow.comI get the BigDecimal value from a DB. It equals '0E10'. When it is passed to a freemarker, the value is wrapped as 0. I have already tried to swith on an ... 
20. i am not get the correct annswer using big decimal bytes.comPerhaps you wanted to use BigDecimal.ROUND_HALF_UP instead? for ROUND_HALF_UP 1>16.41 2>16.43 3>16.43 4>16.45 5>16.45 6>16.46 7>16.48 8>16.48 9>16.5 For Above input i tested in all cases 
21. java.lang.BigDecimal? coderanch.com 
22. java.lang.BigDecimal  Not in jdk rt.jar nor API coderanch.com 
23. comparing the range of BigDecimal coderanch.comHi, I have a requirement, where I need to check the BigDecimal value in a particular range. Eg: val>=15,001.01 and val<=25,001.01 set newval=5.000 Could you any one suggest me how to do this? I tried using the following approach but the result is not as expected. if(var.doubleValue()>=15001.01&&var.doubleValue()<25001.01) newvar=new BigDecimal(5.00); I am not sure if compareTo can help me use the above ... 
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26. BigDecimal interesting problem coderanch.comHi Piet, and everyone. I agree with you Piet, and long before this post I has already changed it to that. That wasn't my question however. I'm trying to understand how on earth on these 3 different machines, it worked on 2 of them, and the other one not. They are all 3 32 bit operating systems and cpu's (that's the ... 
27. [Java] BigDecimal Limitation coderanch.com 
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30. BigDecimal coderanch.com//method to allow the contents of balance to change to store a different value, if required public void setBalance (double newBalance) { //change double newBalance to BigDecimal when working with finances BigDecimal newAmount = new BigDecimal (newBalance ); //set the number of decimal places to two and specify that fractions half and greater will be rounded up newAmount = newAmount.setScale(2, BigDecimal.ROUND_HALF_UP); ... 
31. Big Decimal why use it? coderanch.com 
32. adding big decimal numbers coderanch.comhi all, here is a problem while adding big decimal numbers.can anyone help me pls. double d1 = 999999999999.11; double d2 = 9.11; double d4 = (d1 + d2); System.out.println(" Adding big double numbers:::"+d4); // this will give me o/p as :: 1.00000000000822E12 but i am interested in getting the exact value. pls help me. thanks & regards, Mahesh 
33. BigDecimal coderanch.comAs its name suggests it is for big decimals, that is values that exceed the primitive floating point ranges. Not sure about the sql question. You should use it if you need to manipulate floating point values larger then then the primitive values or the mathematical result might exceed it. I remember reading somewhere, probably Dr. Dobbs Journal, that it shouldn't ... 
34. BigDecimal  am I missing something obvious? coderanch.com 
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40. discarding numeric primitives and using BigDecimal coderanch.comHi All, Need to know your thoughts on the same. For a new engagement we plan to discontinue usage of primitives as a programming practice and strictly follow the usage of BigDecimal instead. Just want to know from you all if there are any perils we may encounter in this process. I believe normal/advanced mathematical calculations can be handled with BigDecimal. ... 
41. Best way of finding the bigdecimal is greater than 1 ? coderanch.comI would say a variation of the first one. But don't create a new BigDecimal representation of 1 each time. Use the static BigDecimal ONE from the BigDecimal class (added in Java 1.5). Also, don't use the > 1.00 since that is confusing. The compareTo method returns one of three distinct values. Use them. if (aValTxAmt.compareTo(BigDecimal.ONE) == 1) { System.out.println("aValTxAmt is ... 
42. Problem in using BigDecimal values in for Loop coderanch.com 
43. Question regarding the BigDecimal class coderanch.comHI All, I have the below class definition: public class cal { BigDecimal total = new BigDecimal("100"); BigDecimal percent1 = new BigDecimal("0.9"); BigDecimal percent2 = new BigDecimal(0.90); BigDecimal percent3 = new BigDecimal(0.90f); public static void main(String[] args){ cal c = new cal(); System.out.println(c.total.multiply(c.percent1)); System.out.println(c.total.multiply(c.percent2)); System.out.println(c.total.multiply(c.percent3)); } Ouput: 90.0 90.00000000000000222044604925031308084726333618164062500 89.99999761581420898437500 I am not able to understand why we have 2 different ... 
44. how to use ceil() method for a bigdecimal type value in java? coderanch.comhi.. what i want, the field in the entity and model class are of bigdecimal types: i want to do some calcultion in bigdecimal and finally store the value after using the Math.ceil() method. iam not able to covert or type the bigdecimal into some double values first and then trying to store into database. for e.g; bigdecimal requesteQty; requestedQty = ... 
45. How to validate a BigDecimal? coderanch.com 
46. Problem regarding a field of type Bigdecimal coderanch.comHi all, I don't know if this is the right forum to post my question. If it is not, then move to the right place. I have three conditions. I have three fields of type BigDecimal. 1. If I enter $100.00 in one field, then it should show $100.00 in the second field and $75 in the third field which is ... 
47. BigDecimal Contsructer Pitfall. coderanch.comIn my code I am creating a BigDecimal by passing it a string as part of the contructor : BigDecimal mynumber = new BigDecimal("12345.67"); That works fine except when the string is not using the local regional settings as me and I try and do something like : BigDecimal mynumber = new BigDecimal("12.345,67"); So what would be the clever way of ... 
48. Trouble with BigDecimal coderanch.com 
49. setting BigDecimal variable? coderanch.com 
50. Using BigDecimal javaforums.orgI'm trying to make a program that will add the sum of an infinite geometric series(1 + 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8....) for (count; count<= limit; count++) a = ((1)/(math.pow(2,count)); b += a; This is easy to do when "b" and "a" are doubles, but they do not provide a high enough precision, I want to use BigDecimal to many decimal ... 
51. Negating a BigDecimal javaforums.org 
52. using the BigDecimal class javaforums.orgI am trying to write a program using the BigDecimal class, but I have a very small understanding of their functioning. There's nothing too special about my program... Using this formula: e = (1 / 0!) + (1 / 1!) + (1 / 2!) + ... I essentially want to display e for every computation (1/n!) until e has a scale ... 
53. BigDecimal javaforums.orgThis is a two part question. Firstly is there a max limit that BigDecimal can display or is it just a case that I'm running out of memory? I need to calculate a number that has a little under 2 million digits in it and at the moment I can only seem to get an outbut for around Math.pwr(2, 1500). Regardless ... 
54. BigDecimal Issue forums.oracle.comHi all, I would like to point out a real limitation in Java related to floating point calculation which for such a rich language is really unfortunate We cannot use doubles or floats if we want exact calculations, say in a financial app, because of underlying binary floating point representation, so we should use BigDecimals right? But as you know its ... 
55. Proper use of BigDecimal forums.oracle.com 
56. Using BigDecimal forums.oracle.com 
57. Problems with BigDecimal forums.oracle.comWhat I am trying to do is make a GUI/applet that has textfields that numbers can be entered into and when the number is entered and ENTER is pressed the textfield is updated and other textfields that are in the GUI/applet that are linked to this particular textfield will update according to a mathematical formula that links the textfields together. thanks ... 
58. the BigDecimal class forums.oracle.comHi there, I have Core Java2 put out by Sun and I just finished reading up on the use of the BigDecimal class. I think I want to implement it in my code b/c I'm losing accuracy when I'm multiplying doubles but the text isn't very clear and I don't fully understand what the BigDecimal class will do. Does it just ... 
59. BigDecimal problem forums.oracle.com 
60. BigDecimal Range forums.oracle.com 
61. Creating No of Objects for BigDecimal forums.oracle.com 
62. Use of BigDecimal forums.oracle.comHi all, I'm running into trouble using BigDecimal so I think my understanding of how to use it is flawed. I'm saving a BigDecimal as a Money type in SQL Server 2005, because one of our apps deals with very large sums of money. However, sometimes I get the error: Error converting data type nvarchar to decimal It seems that when ... 
63. Problem with BigDecimal forums.oracle.com 
64. Faster BigDecimal forums.oracle.comI need it to be "as fast as possible". Well, I work on an unimportant private project (fractal generator) and the usual double comes quite fast to its limits. As I zoom deeper into the fractals, I need higher precision. So, I don't need a faster CPU, I'm just looking for better ways to make my code faster (with the required ... 
65. How to detect a blank BigDecimal field? forums.oracle.comA form (on a Java web application) contains a BigDecimal field. With a zero initialization, it works fine in the most of situations. When a user leave the field blank, an exception will occur. It either needs to be converted into zero or ask the user to reenter a figure. I, however, can't see how to detect the blank field. Any ... 
66. Troubles with BigDecimal and Fractions forums.oracle.com 
67. Issue with BigDecimal forums.oracle.comI'm not sure what ALL functionality you may be after but it seems to me that you're reinventing the wheel here. If you know how, Math has a function for getting the square root of a number. It works with primatives so realistically everything you would be doing would be wrapping it to use the objective container that you want. PS ... 
68. Question regarding BigDecimal forums.oracle.comThe OP should have looked at the documentation for the constructor he used: 1. The results of this constructor can be somewhat unpredictable. One might assume that writing new BigDecimal(0.1) in Java creates a BigDecimal which is exactly equal to 0.1 (an unscaled value of 1, with a scale of 1), but it is actually equal to 0.1000000000000000055511151231257827021181583404541015625. This is because ... 
69. Problem with BigDecimal forums.oracle.comHi All , I am having trouble with a double number . When I enter a number with 15 digits before decimal point and 4 digits after the decimal, it rounds off the digit after decimal. E.g: if I enter a number say 123456789012345.1234, it gets converted to 123456789012345.1200. I tried same by using BigDecimal but it didn't work. I awnt ... 
70. Big Decimal Problem  incorrect Calculations forums.oracle.comMaybe the question is why does the Java output differ from what you expect, rather than why is the Java output incorrect? After all, floating point arithmatic inherently produces innacurate results. I "think" the point of BigDecimal is that it allows you to clearly specify in a contract the rules for rounding. The counterparty and you agree on the rules, and ... 
71. StrictMath.asin / BigDecimal / Simple calculation forums.oracle.compublic BigDecimal toDegrees(BigDecimal number){ BigDecimal pi = new BigDecimal(StrictMath.PI); BigDecimal degrees = number.divide(new BigDecimal("180").multiply(pi), BigDecimal.ROUND_HALF_UP); return degrees; } Im not sure if this is a mathimatical problem or a programming problem because when using a calculator this equation is dead easy but in java Im finding it difficult to do for some reason.... Im getting answers that are very small such ... 
72. BigDecimal forums.oracle.comHi all, I have a requirement like to convert a string or double into BigDecimal and I did by constructing a new decimal String eventValue = event.getNewValue().toString(); or double eventValue = Double.parseDouble(event.getNewValue().toString()); LOG.debug("EVENT VALUE"+eventValue); BigDecimal value = new BigDecimal(eventValue); LOG.debug("Decimal value:"+value); and if I have 93 in my event value the BigDecimal is setting to 93 but I want it to ... 
73. I need help with compairing a BigDecimal with a BigDecimal forums.oracle.com 
74. BigDecimal: encoding/decoding BigDecimal into primitives forums.oracle.comI am converting BigDecimal into 2 doubles. This approach demands reversing the order of digits in the fraction no to lose leading zeroes(for example, for the value 5.0078). But this requires calculations or casting to Strings and working with String values. I'm seeking for a better and faster solution because this conversion is performed too many times. 
75. BigDecimal forums.oracle.comI have a question on the BigDecimal mathematics. I want to store the value of the square root of 8 in a BigDecimal, but I searched in the APIdocs and I couldn't find the method to do that. I know you can first calculate the square root of 8 in a double and than convert it too a BigDecimal, but the ... 
76. BigDecimal forums.oracle.com 
77. BigDecimal representation problem forums.oracle.comHi tschodt thanks for the tip but your solution is if i want to handle 0.333... ? for my case, i need a way to control for this case that make sure that 0.3333... is converted to 0.33 instead of 0.34 and use the code shared for our friend Edited by: DR_POMPEII on Jan 13, 2008 9:58 AM 
78. Sorry, BigDecimal question forums.oracle.comHi I know this topic has been discussed to death, but I still don't quite understand something. I have a method that uses doubles to do a complex calculation. Using doubles, the calculation works perfectly, even when the numbers get huge. I am replacing the doubles with BigDecimals, and the calculations seem to work until I start getting to huge numbers ... 
79. BigDecimal forums.oracle.com 
80. BigDecimal Problem forums.oracle.comHello everyone I'm having a problems with my POS application when I write the following code priceTextField.setText(currentEntry.getItemPrice() ); sizeTextField.setText(currentEntry.getItemSize() ); it shows an error "setText(java.lang.String) in javax.swing.Text.JTextComponent cannot be applied to (java.math.BigDecimal) .......... Accessing Static Field " I think the problem is with " .setText( ....) .......but I don't know with what to replace it p.s I'm using Netbeans 6.0 
81. BigDecimal forums.oracle.comI think it's disgraceful that Sun provide this language for us, and a huge set of libraries, and don't even bother to provide comprehensive documentation for every class in the API, in a nice easytoread HTML format. If only they did that, then you could look up BigDecimal in there and see that it has several methods for emitting a string. ... 
82. Problem with BigDecimal forums.oracle.comI'm guessing the "that's not right" was in answer to my post??? If so, you lost me. You state that 1,2034500000000334449 is preferable to 1.2034500000000334449300, but in your original post (and indeed the format you use) you stated that you wanted 1.2034500000000334449300. Sorry, not in your orig post, my mistake. You want to loose the 3 at the end. 
83. BigDecimal..?.. Urgent help required... forums.oracle.comLight travels at 299,792,458 metres per second which is 186,282.4 miles per second. So in one (Julian) year it travels 9,460,730,472,580,800 metres. The commas in those numbers are purely for convenience, dividing the number into easily read groups of three. But the dot has a different significance. It says how big the number is  anything to the right of the ... 
84. using bigdecimal class forums.oracle.comWhen using the BigDecimal class, you should always use the String constructor. Otherwise, you will still end up with rounding errors. But you can't use arbitrary precision in this case: how would 4/3 be represented as a BigDecimal? I'm pretty sure a double can calculate Pi more than accurate enough for your purpose. 
85. BigDecimal for large numbers? forums.oracle.comWith or without commas is fine, but I'm just not sure how to get it to display as either 20,000,000 or 20000000 and not 2.0E+7. I was blindly guessing I would have to use BigDecimal to do this. I read up on BigDecimal a little but it seems to be a little more technical and I still am not sure BigDecimal ... 
86. BigDecimal Question forums.oracle.com 
87. BigDecimal forums.oracle.com 
88. BigDecimal & MathNumeric forums.oracle.comD5530001_VO internalBF = new D5530001_VO(); internalBF.setPlantCode((String)vo.getPlantCode()); internalBF.setFormulaCode((String)vo.getFormulaCode()); internalBF.setMnBatchWeight(vo.getBatchWeight()); As you can see from the above codes and screen print of the display fields value, I do not have any problem to get the String fields PlantCode 5001 and FormulaCode 171710 You also can see that vo.BatchWeight has value of 2000, for some reason internalBF.mnBatch 