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Formerly clojure.contrib.math

Math functions that deal intelligently with the various types in Clojure's numeric tower, as well as math functions commonly found in Scheme implementations.

Functions included:

  • (expt x y) - x to the yth power

  • (abs n) - absolute value of n

  • (gcd m n) - greatest common divisor of m and n

  • (lcm m n) - least common multiple of m and n

  • (floor x) - round down

  • (ceil x) - round up

  • (round x) - round to nearest

  • (sqrt x) - square root, exact if possible

  • (exact-integer-sqrt k) returns floor of square root and the "remainder"

More documentation in docstrings.

Releases and Dependency Information

Latest stable release: 0.0.4

Leiningen dependency information:

[org.clojure/math.numeric-tower "0.0.4"]

Maven dependency information:


Example Usage

(ns example.core
  (:require [clojure.math.numeric-tower :as math]))

(defn- sqr
  "Uses the numeric tower expt to square a number"
  (math/expt x 2))

(defn euclidean-squared-distance
  "Computes the Euclidean squared distance between two sequences"
  [a b]
  (reduce + (map (comp sqr -) a b)))

(defn euclidean-distance
  "Computes the Euclidean distance between two sequences"
  [a b]
  (math/sqrt (euclidean-squared-distance a b)))

(let [a [1 2 3 5 8 13 21]
      b [0 2 4 6 8 10 12]]
  (euclidean-distance a b))

;;=> 9.643650760992955

Refer to docstrings in the clojure.math.numeric-tower namespace for additional documentation.

API Documentation

Developer Information


  • Release 0.0.4 on 2014-01-16

    • Adjust return type of expt to match base when power is 0.
      • (expt 3M 0) -> 1M
      • (expt 3N 0) -> 1N
  • Release 0.0.3 on 2013-12-29

    • Minor improvement to sqrt of ratio.
  • Release 0.0.2 on 2012-11-23

    • Added type hints to remove some reflective calls.
  • Release 0.0.1 on 2011-10-15

    • Initial release.
    • Source-compatible with clojure.contrib.math, except for the name change.


Distributed under the Eclipse Public License, the same as Clojure.