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JavaScript VS PHP: The same calculation returns different result




I'm trying to do some simple math (?) in JavaScript:

( 1023 * 2 ) + 76561197960265728;

I already did the same calculation in PHP, but the results are different:

JavaScript: 76561197960267780

PHP: 76561197960267774 (the right result)

I then tried the following: http://jsfiddle.net/YxBa4/

Is there a "limit" in JavaScript for high numbers in calculations?


Thanks for your answers, I now use the BigNumber one.

My full working code now:

on JSFiddle

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CREEATION Avatar asked Mar 24 '23 13:03


2 Answers

In Javascript, numbers are 64 bit floating point values. The largest integer (magnitude) is 253, or Math.pow(2,53), or 9007199254740992. taken from: http://notepad2.blogspot.ca/2012/04/maximum-integer-in-javascript.html

You are 1351079458714420 over the limit.

The size of an integer is platform-dependent, although a maximum value of about two billion is the usual value (that's 32 bits signed). 64-bit platforms usually have a maximum value of about 9E18. PHP does not support unsigned integers. Integer size can be determined using the constant PHP_INT_SIZE, and maximum value using the constant PHP_INT_MAX since PHP 4.4.0 and PHP 5.0.5. taken from http://php.net/manual/en/language.types.integer.php

So basically PHP allows you more capacity for Integer values according to the PHP configuration.

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multimediaxp Avatar answered Apr 05 '23 22:04


The value 76561197960265730 id greater than the maximum allowed number size in javascript. Note that there are no real integers in Javascript just the Number type which is always a 64bit floating point value and platform independent. But the largest possible integer value is just 2^53 because 11 bits are at least reserved for the numbers after the comma and the signage bit.

In your example you can see this by simply doing:


What will give you already an error, even without any calculations. (output: '76561197960265730')

In php the maximum integer value depends on your system. If you are on a 64 bit system, the MAX integer value is 2^64 what is greater than (2 * 1023) + 76561197960265728. That'swhy the calculation succeeded in PHP - on a 64 bit system

In PHP you can detect the maximum integer size on your system by reading the constant PHP_INT_MAX and `

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hek2mgl Avatar answered Apr 05 '23 20:04