In Elixir, you can represent big numbers using the `Integer`

module. The `Integer`

module provides functions for working with integers of arbitrary size, allowing you to perform mathematical operations on very large numbers. You can represent big numbers as integers using the `<<>>`

syntax or the `Integer`

functions. By using these methods, you can work with numbers that are too large to be represented by a standard integer data type, allowing you to handle calculations and operations involving very large numbers in Elixir.

## How to convert big numbers to integers in Elixir?

To convert big numbers to integers in Elixir, you can use the `Integer.to_string/1`

function and then parse the resulting string using the `String.to_integer/1`

function.

Here's an example of converting a big number to an integer in Elixir:

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big_number = :erlang.float_to_binary(1234567890123456, decimals: 0) integer = big_number |> Integer.to_string() |> String.to_integer() IO.puts(integer) |

In this example, `1234567890123456`

is a big number. We first use `Integer.to_string/1`

to convert it to a string, and then `String.to_integer/1`

to parse the string and convert it to an integer.

This will output `1234567890123456`

, which is the big number converted to an integer.

## What is the maximum length for representing big numbers as lists in Elixir?

There is no fixed maximum length for representing big numbers as lists in Elixir, as the length of a list in Elixir is only limited by available memory. However, large numbers represented as lists can potentially consume a significant amount of memory and impact performance. It is recommended to use the `:integer`

type in Elixir for efficient handling of big numbers.

## How to represent big numbers in Elixir using strings?

In Elixir, we can represent big numbers using strings by using the `String.to_integer/1`

function to convert the string representation of a number to an integer. This allows us to work with numbers larger than what can be represented by an integer data type in Elixir.

Example:

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big_number_string = "123456789012345678901234567890" big_number = String.to_integer(big_number_string) IO.inspect(big_number) # Output: 123456789012345678901234567890 |

By representing big numbers as strings, we can avoid running into issues with overflow when working with extremely large numbers in Elixir.

## How to perform arithmetic operations on big numbers in Elixir?

In Elixir, you can perform arithmetic operations on big numbers using the `Integer`

module which provides various functions for working with integers of arbitrary size.

Here are some examples of performing arithmetic operations on big numbers in Elixir:

- Addition:

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big_num1 = 12345678901234567890 big_num2 = 98765432109876543210 result = Integer.add(big_num1, big_num2) IO.puts(result) |

- Subtraction:

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big_num1 = 98765432109876543210 big_num2 = 12345678901234567890 result = Integer.subtract(big_num1, big_num2) IO.puts(result) |

- Multiplication:

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big_num1 = 12345678901234567890 big_num2 = 98765432109876543210 result = Integer.multiply(big_num1, big_num2) IO.puts(result) |

- Division:

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big_num1 = 98765432109876543210 big_num2 = 12345678901234567890 result = Integer.divide(big_num1, big_num2) IO.puts(result) |

These are just a few examples of arithmetic operations that you can perform on big numbers in Elixir using the `Integer`

module. Remember to handle potential errors such as division by zero or overflow when working with big numbers.

## What is the maximum length for representing big numbers as tuples in Elixir?

The maximum length for representing big numbers as tuples in Elixir is 2^61 - 1. This is because tuples in Elixir have a maximum size of 2^62 - 1, and since a big number is represented by a tuple of two elements (the actual number and its sign), the maximum length for representing big numbers as tuples in Elixir is half of the maximum tuple size.