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Embedded-friendly (i.e. no_std) Rust math library featuring fast, safe floating point approximations for common arithmetic operations, trigonometry, 2D/3D vector types, statistical analysis, and quaternions.

Optimizes for performance and small code size at the cost of precision.



Requires Rust 1.31 or newer.

In the future, we reserve the right to change the following:

  • Minimum Supported Rust Version
  • generic-array version (presently ^0.13)

i.e. these are explicitly out of scope for the SemVer guarantees this crate provides.

However, when we change either of these things, we will accompany them with a minor version bump.


Comparisons with other Rust crates

libm crate

The libm crate contains a port of MUSL's libm to Rust, providing high-precision implementations of common arithmetic functions.

micromath trades precision for performance, instead using the best-available approximations of the same functions, implemented using safe conversions between f32 and u32.

The approximations are generally calculated using a combination of bit twiddling and magic constants, as opposed to the FPU-heavy approaches used by libm. These approaches are culled from recent academic research papers as well as older approaches which have been commonly used in games and other performance critical use cases where approximations are adequate.

vek crate

The vek crate provides a rich library for 2D and 3D vector types. Unfortunately, due to a number of issues including a transitive std dependency through the approx crate, vek does not support no_std. According to the crate's author, the potential fixes are nontrivial (and involve addressing problems such as transcendantal functions causing overflow panics).

micromath has been written from the ground up to support no_std use cases. In fact, it doesn't even have a std feature!

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Copyright © 2019 NeoBirth Developers

Dual licensed under your choice of either of:

Incorporates portions of some tests from the libm crate. Copyright © 2018 Jorge Aparicio and also dual licensed under the Apache 2.0 and MIT licenses.

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