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Python | Decimal next_toward() method
• Last Updated : 17 Sep, 2019

Decimal#next_toward() : next_toward() is a Decimal class method which returns the number closest to first decimal value in the direction towards second decimal value.

Syntax: Decimal.next_toward()

Parameter: Decimal values

Return: the number closest to first decimal value in the direction towards second decimal value.

Code #1 : Example for next_toward() method

 `# Python Program explaining  ` `# next_toward() 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.next_toward() method ` `print` `(``"\n\nDecimal a with next_toward() method : "``, a.next_toward(b)) ` ` `  `print` `(``"Decimal b with next_toward() method : "``, b.next_toward(b)) `

Output :

```Decimal value a :  -1
Decimal value b :  0.142857

Decimal a with next_toward() method :  -0.9999999999999999999999999999
Decimal b with next_toward() method :  0.142857

```

Code #2 : Example for next_toward() method

 `# Python Program explaining  ` `# next_toward() 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.next_toward() method ` `print` `(``"\n\nDecimal a with next_toward() method : "``, a.next_toward(b)) ` ` `  `print` `(``"Decimal b with next_toward() method : "``, b.next_toward(b)) `

Output :

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

Decimal a with next_toward() method :  -3.139999999999999999999999999
Decimal b with next_toward() method :  3.21E+7

```

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