Python | Decimal compare_total() method

Decimal#compare_total() : compare_total() is a Decimal class method which compares the two Decimal values using their abstract representation rather than their numerical value.

Syntax: 
Decimal.compare_total()

Parameter: 
Decimal values

Return: 
1  - if a > b
-1 - if a < b
0  - if a = b

Code #1 : Example for compare_total() method

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# compare_total() method
  
# loading decimal library
from decimal import *
  
  
# Initializing a decimal value
a = Decimal(-1)
  
b = Decimal('0.142857')
  
# printing Decimal values
print ("Decimal value a : ", a)
print ("Decimal value b : ", b)
  
  
# Using Decimal.compare_total() method
print ("\n\nDecimal a with compare_total() method : ", a.compare_total(a))
  
print ("Decimal a with compare_total() method : ", a.compare_total(b))
  
print ("Decimal b with compare_total() method : ", b.compare_total(a))

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Output :

Decimal value a :  -1
Decimal value b :  0.142857


Decimal a with compare_total() method :  0
Decimal a with compare_total() method :  -1
Decimal b with compare_total() method :  1

Code #2 : Example for compare_total() method

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# Python Program explaining 
# compare_total() method
  
# loading decimal library
from decimal import *
  
  
# Initializing a decimal value
a = Decimal('-3.14')
  
b = Decimal('321e + 5')
  
# printing Decimal values
print ("Decimal value a : ", a)
print ("Decimal value b : ", b)
  
  
# Using Decimal.compare_total() method
print ("\n\nDecimal a with compare_total() method : ", a.compare_total(a))
  
print ("Decimal a with compare_total() method : ", a.compare_total(b))
  
print ("Decimal b with compare_total() method : ", b.compare_total(a))

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Output :

Decimal value a :  -3.14
Decimal value b :  3.21E+7


Decimal a with compare_total() method :  0
Decimal a with compare_total() method :  -1
Decimal b with compare_total() method :  1

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