### Abaco

, an ultra fast number parser for Buffers. It parses a Buffer, or a portion of it, to get the Number value stored as (ASCII) String.Abaco

It is faster thanparseInt(),parseFloat()andNumber()constructor to convert a String or a Buffer to a usable Number.

NOTE: It adds the ability to parse a float with a radix argument, as for #parseInt.

### Install

```
$ npm install abaco [-g]
// clone repo
$ git clone git@github.com:rootslab/abaco.git
```

requirereturns an helper hash/obj.

`var Abaco = require( 'abaco' );`

### Run Tests

```
$ cd abaco/
$ npm test
```

### Run Benchmarks

```
$ cd abaco/
$ npm run-script bench
```

### Sample Usage

See examples.

### Methods

Arguments within are optional.

```
/*
* Parse a Buffer that contains string representation of an integer Number.
* If radix is not specified, it defaults to 10; possible radix value range
* is between 2 and 16.
* If begin or end are not specified, it parses the entire Buffer.
*
* NOTE: js number precision is limited to ~ 2^53 or 10^16, it means, for example,
* that the limit for decimal numbers is 16 bytes/chars; so it returns NaN for
* values out of this range. NaN also signals that is better to use raw String,
* because number representation is not accurate. See 'bl' table in the code to
* check bytes limit for every radix.
*
* NOTE: Only '-' prefix is supported, no 0x' or '0' prefix, for hex or octal
* digits; just use the begin offset for skipping some bytes.
*
*/
Abaco#parseInt( Buffer b [, Number radix [, Number begin [, Number end ] ] ] ) : Number
/*
* A strict parse, it returns NaN if the number parsed, contains some symbols
* that are not allowed for the current radix alphabet.
*
* Example: #xparseInt( '012', 2 ) returns NaN, 2 is not in binary alphabet.
*/
Abaco#xparseInt( Buffer b [, Number radix [, Number begin [, Number end ] ] ] ) : Number
/*
* Parse a Buffer that contains a string representation of an integer or float Number.
* If radix is not specified, it defaults to 10; possible radix value range
* is between 2 and 16.
* If begin or end are not specified, it parses the entire Buffer.
*/
Abaco#parseFloat( Buffer b [, Number radix [, Number begin [, Number end ] ] ] ) : Number
/*
* A strict parseFloat, it returns NaN if the number parsed, contains some symbols
* that are not allowed for the current radix alphabet.
*/
Abaco#xparseFloat( Buffer b [, Number radix [, Number begin [, Number end ] ] ] ) : Number
/*
* Parse a list of Buffer as integers.
*/
Abaco#parseIntArray( Array buffers [, Number radix ] ) : Array
/*
* Parse a list of Buffer as floats.
*/
Abaco#parseFloatArray( Array buffers [, Number radix ] ) : Array
```

### MIT License

Copyright (c) 2014-present < Guglielmo Ferri : 44gatti@gmail.com >

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