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Mathematical functions

AnyLogic provides a comprehensive set of mathematical functions. The table below gives a brief descriptions of the functions, for the details you may refer to the online Javadoc on Math class.

Return type Name Description
double abs(double a) Returns the absolute value of a double value.
int abs(int a) Returns the absolute value of an int value.
double acos(double a) Returns the arc cosine of a value; the returned angle is in the range 0.0 through π.

a — the value whose arc cosine is to be returned.
double asin(double a) Returns the arc sine of a value; the returned angle is in the range -π/2 through π/2.

a — the value whose arc sine is to be returned.
double atan(double a) Returns the arc tangent of a value; the returned angle is in the range -π/2 through π/2.

a — the value whose arc tangent is to be returned.
double atan2(double y, double x) Returns the angle theta from the conversion of rectangular coordinates (x, y) to polar coordinates (r, theta).
double cbrt(double a) Returns the cube root of a double value.
double ceil(double a) Returns the smallest (closest to negative infinity) double value that is greater than or equal to the argument and is equal to a mathematical integer.
double cos(double a) Returns the trigonometric cosine of an angle.

a — an angle, in radians.
double cosh(double x) Returns the hyperbolic cosine of a double value.
x — The number whose hyperbolic cosine is to be returned.
double exp(double a) Returns Euler’s number e raised to the power of a double value.
double expm1(double x) Returns ex-1.
double floor(double a) Returns the largest (closest to positive infinity) double value that is less than or equal to the argument and is equal to a mathematical integer.
double gammaLog(double x) Returns the natural logarithm of the gamma function of x:ln(Γ(x)). The gamma function is an extension of the factorial function that works on all positive values of x. If n is a positive integer, then: Γ(n) = (n - 1)!.
The gammaLog function may be useful in System Dynamics models for computing combinatorial factors.
int getExponent(double d) Returns the unbiased exponent used in the representation of a double.
double hypot(double x, double y) Returns sqrt(x2 y2) without intermediate overflow or underflow.
double limit(double min, double x, double max) Returns x if it is within [min,max] interval, otherwise returns the closest bound.
double limitMax(double x, double max) Returns x if it is less or equal to max, otherwise returns max. May be more self-explanatory than the function min as explicitly says “x is right-limited by max”.
double limitMin(double min, double x) Returns x if it is greater or equal to min, otherwise returns min. May be more self-explanatory than the function max as explicitly says “x is left-limited by min”.
double log(double a) Returns the natural logarithm (base e) of a double value.
double log10(double a) Returns the base 10 logarithm of a double value.
double log1p(double x) Returns the natural logarithm of the sum of the argument and 1.
double max(double a, double b) Returns the greater of two double values.
int max(int a, int b) Returns the greater of two integer values.
double min(double a, double b) Returns the smaller of two double values.
int min(int a, int b) Returns the smaller of two integer values.
double pow(double a, double b) Returns the value of the first argument raised to the power of the second argument.
double quantum(double value, double quantizer) Returns the number smaller (by absolute value) than or equal to value that is an integer multiple of quantizer. If quantizer is less than or equal to zero, then value is returned unchanged.

value — the value. quantizer — quantizer, defining the interval between possible values returned by the function: quantizer, quantizer*2, ….
double random() Returns a double value with a positive sign, greater than or equal to 0.0 and less than 1.0.
double rint(double a) Returns the double value that is closest in value to the argument and is equal to a mathematical integer.
double scalb(double d, int scaleFactor) Returns d*2scaleFactor rounded as if performed by a single correctly rounded floating-point multiply to a member of the double value set.
double signum(double d) Returns the signum function of the argument; zero if the argument is zero, 1.0 if the argument is greater than zero, -1.0 if the argument is less than zero.
double sin(double a) Returns the trigonometric sine of an angle.

a — an angle, in radians.
double sinh(double x) Returns the hyperbolic sine of a double value.

x — The number whose hyperbolic sine is to be returned.
double sqrt(double a) Returns the correctly rounded positive square root of a double value.
double tan(double a) Returns the trigonometric tangent of an angle.

a — an angle, in radians.
double tanh(double x) Returns the hyperbolic tangent of a double value.
double toDegrees(double angrad) Converts an angle measured in radians to an approximately equivalent angle measured in degrees.
angrad — an angle, in radians.
double toRadians(double angdeg) Converts an angle measured in degrees to an approximately equivalent angle measured in radians.

angdeg — an angle, in degrees.
double xidz(double a, double b, double x) Tries to divide the first argument by the second. If the result is infinity or not a number, returns the third argument (x), otherwise returns the division result.
double zidz(double a, double b) Tries to divide the first argument by the second. If the result is infinity or not a number, returns 0, otherwise returns the division result.
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