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From "Travis Hanna (Updated) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (MATH-754) Additional Fraction Constructor
Date Sun, 26 Feb 2012 14:55:18 GMT

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Travis Hanna updated MATH-754:
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    Description: 
I'm writing some code which outputs fractional measurements meant for human consumption. I
need a constructor for Fraction which allows you to restrict the denominators to a finite
set. This is necessary due to the fact that real-world tools are only available with certain
fractions. For example, it's next to impossible to find a ruler with 1/7 inch marked :). 

I'm attaching a patch which implements the functionality. I've attempted to mimic the style
of the existing code as much as possible. One caveat: I don't speak French so the french error
message is a computer-generated translation and probably very poor.

  was:
I'm writing some code who's output includes fractional measurements meant for human consumption.
I need a constructor for Fraction which allows you to restrict the denominators to a finite
set. This is necessary due to the fact that real-world tools are only available with certain
fractions. For example, it's next to impossible to find a ruler with 1/7 inch marked :). 

I'm attaching a patch which implements the functionality. I've attempted to mimic the style
of the existing code as much as possible. One caveat: I don't speak French so the french error
message is a computer-generated translation and probably very poor.

    
> Additional Fraction Constructor
> -------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MATH-754
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MATH-754
>             Project: Commons Math
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 3.0
>         Environment: All
>            Reporter: Travis Hanna
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: features, newbie, patch
>             Fix For: 3.0
>
>         Attachments: math.patch
>
>
> I'm writing some code which outputs fractional measurements meant for human consumption.
I need a constructor for Fraction which allows you to restrict the denominators to a finite
set. This is necessary due to the fact that real-world tools are only available with certain
fractions. For example, it's next to impossible to find a ruler with 1/7 inch marked :). 
> I'm attaching a patch which implements the functionality. I've attempted to mimic the
style of the existing code as much as possible. One caveat: I don't speak French so the french
error message is a computer-generated translation and probably very poor.

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