PHP 5.6.0beta1 released

Arithmetische Operatoren

Erinnern Sie sich noch an die Grundrechenarten aus der Schule? Die arithmetischen Operatoren funktionieren genauso:

Arithmetische Operatoren
Beispiel Name Ergebnis
$a + $b Addition Summe von $a und $b.
$a - $b Subtraktion Differenz von $a und $b.
$a * $b Multiplikation Produkt von $a und $b.
$a / $b Division Quotient von $a und $b.
$a % $b Modulus Rest von $a geteilt durch $b.

Der Divisions-Operator ("/") gibt immer eine Fließkommazahl zurück, sogar wenn die zwei Operanden Ganzzahlen sind (oder Zeichenketten, die nach Ganzzahlen umgewandelt wurden).

Siehe auch im Handbuch das Kapitel über Mathematische Funktionen.

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Jonathon Reinhart
7 years ago
A very simple yet maybe not obvious use of the modulus (%) operator is to check if an integer is odd or even.
<?php
 
if (($a % 2) == 1)
  { echo
"$a is odd." ;}
  if ((
$a % 2) == 0)
  { echo
"$a is even." ;}
?>

This is nice when you want to make alternating-color rows on a table, or divs.

<?php
 
for ($i = 1; $i <= 10; $i++) {
    if((
$i % 2) == 1//odd
     
{echo "<div class=\"dark\">$i</div>";}
    else  
//even
     
{echo "<div class=\"light\">$i</div>";}
   }
?>
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arjini at gmail dot com
9 years ago
When dealing purely with HTML, especially tables, or other things in "grids"  the modulous operator is really useful for splitting up the data with a seperator.

This snippet reads any gif files from the directory the script is in, prints them out and puts in a break every 5th image.

<?php
    $d
= dir('./');
   
$i = 0;
    while(
false !== ($e = $d->read())){
        if(
strpos($e,'.gif')){
            ++
$i;
            echo
'<img src="'.$e.'"/>'.chr(10);
            if(!(
$i%5))
                echo
'<br/>';
        }
    }
?>

For tables just put </tr><tr> in place of the break.
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info at sima-pc dot com
9 years ago
Note that operator % (modulus) works just with integers (between -214748348 and 2147483647) while fmod() works with short and large numbers.

Modulus with non integer numbers will give unpredictable results.
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calmarius at atw dot hu
5 years ago
Be careful when using % with large numbers.

The code:

<?php
   
echo 3333333333 % 3
?>

puts out -1 instead of zero!

(Due to the overflow)
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TheWanderer
5 years ago
It is worth noticing that when working with large numbers, most noticably using the modulo operator, the results depend on your CPU architecture. Therefore, running a decent 64-bit machine will be to your advantage in case you have to perform complex mathematical operations. Here is some example code - you can compare its output on x86 and x86_64 machines:
<?php
/* tested under PHP 5.2.6-1 with Suhosin-Patch 0.9.6.2 (cli) on both i386 and amd64, Debian lenny/sid */
$a = 2863311530;
$b = 256;
$c = $a % $b;
echo
"$c <br />\n";
echo (
2863311530 % 256)." <br />\n"; /* directly with no variables, just to be sure */
?>

The code is expected to produce '170' if working correctly (try it in spreadsheet software).
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Andrew
8 months ago
The % operator doesn't behave as many people with a maths background would expect, when dealing with negative numbers. For example, -1 mod 8 = 7, but in PHP, -1 % 8 = -1.

The following function has the expected behaviour:

function mod($a, $n) {
    return ($a % $n) + ($a < 0 ? $n : 0);
}

mod(-1, 8) returns 7 as expected.
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pww8 at cornell dot edu
8 years ago
It appears floating-point infinity (INF) is not returned from divide by zero (in PHP 5.0.0).  Instead a warning is given and Boolean FALSE is returned.

I searched the various manuals and did not find relevant explanation, so am adding this.
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soren at byu dot edu
10 years ago
Exponentiation doesn't use ^ or ** as you might be used to with other languages.  To calculate "z equals y to the x" use:

$z = pow(y,x)
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glenn at benge dot co dot nz
9 years ago
a real simple method to reset an integer to a the next lowest multiple of a divisor

$startSeq = $startSeq - ($startSeq % $entriesPerPage);

if $startSeq was already a multiple, then " $startSeq % $entriesPerPage " will return 0 and $startSeq will not change.
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php at richardneill dot org
2 years ago
For larger numbers (above PHP_INT_MAX), use fmod() rather than %.
The other operators (+-*/) work correctly with floats and integer overflow, but % uses integer wrap. Eg.

<?php
var_dump
(0xffffffff % 2);
//Prints  int(-1)   which is WRONG

var_dump(intval(fmod(0xffffffff,2)));
//Prints int(1)   which is the right answer
?>

(The reason this matters is that PHP's float is actually a double, and can accurately represent integers up to 52-bits, even on 32-bit systems)
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antickon at gmail dot com
2 years ago
not listed here is the absolutely useless unary plus.

<?php
$a
= -3;
$a = +$a;
var_dump( $a ); // int(-3)
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hassan dot beydoun at live dot com
5 months ago
<?php

//using range function()
//$numbers = array;range = value

$numbers= range (1,100);
// foreach ($array as $value)
//{Do something with $value}
foreach ($numbers as $value)
{echo
"<p>This is number: $value</P>";}

?>
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