Remove_Rational#power_from_mathn.patch
lib/mathn.rb  

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end 
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## 
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# When mathn is required Rational is changed to simplify the use of Rational 

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# operations. 

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# 

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# Normal behaviour: 

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# 

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# Rational.new!(1,3) ** 2 # => Rational(1, 9) 

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# (1 / 3) ** 2 # => 0 

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# 

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# require 'mathn' behaviour: 

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# 

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# (1 / 3) ** 2 # => 1/9 

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class Rational 

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remove_method :** 

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## 

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# Exponentiate by +other+ 

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# 

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# (1/3) ** 2 # => 1/9 

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def ** (other) 

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if other.kind_of?(Rational) 

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other2 = other 

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if self < 0 

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return Complex(self, 0.0) ** other 

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elsif other == 0 

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return Rational(1,1) 

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elsif self == 0 

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return Rational(0,1) 

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elsif self == 1 

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return Rational(1,1) 

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end 

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npd = numerator.prime_division 

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dpd = denominator.prime_division 

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if other < 0 

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other = other 

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npd, dpd = dpd, npd 

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end 

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for elm in npd 

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elm[1] = elm[1] * other 

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if !elm[1].kind_of?(Integer) and elm[1].denominator != 1 

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return Float(self) ** other2 

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end 

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elm[1] = elm[1].to_i 

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end 

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for elm in dpd 

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elm[1] = elm[1] * other 

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if !elm[1].kind_of?(Integer) and elm[1].denominator != 1 

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return Float(self) ** other2 

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end 

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elm[1] = elm[1].to_i 

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end 

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num = Integer.from_prime_division(npd) 

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den = Integer.from_prime_division(dpd) 

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Rational(num,den) 

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elsif other.kind_of?(Integer) 

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if other > 0 

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num = numerator ** other 

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den = denominator ** other 

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elsif other < 0 

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num = denominator ** other 

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den = numerator ** other 

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elsif other == 0 

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num = 1 

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den = 1 

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end 

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Rational(num, den) 

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elsif other.kind_of?(Float) 

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Float(self) ** other 

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x , y = other.coerce(self) 

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x ** y 

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end 

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end 

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end 

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## 

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# When mathn is required, the Math module changes as follows: 
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# 
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# Standard Math module behaviour: 