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Math.js is an extensive math library for JavaScript and Node.js. It features a flexible expression parser with support for symbolic computation, comes with a large set of built-in functions and constants, and offers an integrated solution to work with different data types like numbers, big numbers, complex numbers, fractions, units, and matrices. Powerful and easy to use.

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  • Supports numbers, big numbers, complex numbers, fractions, units, strings, arrays, and matrices.
  • Is compatible with JavaScript's built-in Math library.
  • Contains a flexible expression parser.
  • Does symbolic computation.
  • Comes with a large set of built-in functions and constants.
  • Has no dependencies. Runs on any JavaScript engine.
  • Can be used as a command line application as well.
  • Is easily extensible.
  • Open source.


Math.js can be installed using npm or bower, or by downloading the library. The library can be used in both node.js and in the browser. See the Getting Started for a more detailed tutorial. To install math.js using npm:

npm install mathjs

Math.js can be used similar to JavaScript's built-in Math library. Besides that, math.js can evaluate expressions and supports chained operations.

// load math.js
var math = require('mathjs');

// functions and constants
math.round(math.e, 3);            // 2.718
math.atan2(3, -3) / math.pi;      // 0.75
math.log(1000, 10);               // 3
math.sqrt(-4);                    // 2i
math.pow([[-1, 2], [3, 1]], 2);   // [[7, 0], [0, 7]]
math.derivative('x^2 + x', 'x');  // 2 * x + 1

// expressions
math.eval('12 / (2.3 + 0.7)');    // 4
math.eval('5.08 cm to inch');     // 2 inch
math.eval('sin(45 deg) ^ 2');     // 0.5
math.eval('9 / 3 + 2i');          // 3 + 2i
math.eval('det([-1, 2; 3, 1])');  // -7

// chaining
    .done(); // 14

Browser support

Math.js works on any ES5 compatible JavaScript engine: node.js 0.10, and Internet Explorer 9 and newer, and all other browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari). If support for old browsers like Internet Explorer 8 is required, the es5-shim library has to be loaded.



First clone the project from github:

git clone git://
cd mathjs

Install the project dependencies:

npm install

Then, the project can be build by executing the build script via npm:

npm run build

This will build the library math.js and math.min.js from the source files and put them in the folder dist.


To execute tests for the library, install the project dependencies once:

npm install

Then, the tests can be executed:

npm test

To test code coverage of the tests:

npm run coverage

To see the coverage results, open the generated report in your browser:



Copyright (C) 2013-2017 Jos de Jong

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