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Re: sub as mathematical function

by Corion (Pope)
on Sep 04, 2019 at 11:26 UTC ( #11105574=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to sub as mathematical function

Yes, see the "modulo" or "remainder" operator.

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Re^2: sub as mathematical function
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 04, 2019 at 11:34 UTC
    sorry I dont get what you're saying :-( I tried floor(8*$x), round(8*$x), ceil(8*$x) from the POSIX module but their all different from the sub

      I linked to the documentation of the modulo operator. Your subroutine basically seems to do:

      sub mod_9 { my( $x ) = @_; return $x % 9 }

      Update: No, I misread the original function. You seem to input a number with decimals and want to know into which 9-tile it falls. int ($x*9)-1, as LanX notes below, is the correct answer then.

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