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[ decimal->nextafter ]


Returns the next representable double-precision floating-point value following x in the direction of y. Thus, if y is less than x, [decimal->nextafter] returns the largest representable floating-point number less than x. x is the decimal object and y is the required decimal parameter.

  • Syntax
Decimal Object->nextafter(Decimal Value)
  • Beginner

To return the next representable double-precision floating-point number following a decimal in the direction of another decimal:

Use the [decimal->nextafter] method. The following examples illustrate the next numbers which can be represented when followed in two different directions, relative to the original decimal.





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