What's New in 1.1? |

A new package, the math package`java.math`

was added to the JDK 1.1 release. The math package contains two new classes:`BigInteger`

and`BigDecimal`

.

`BigInteger`

numbers are immutable arbitrary-precision integers, which provide analogs to all of Java's primitive integer operators, and all relevant static methods from the`java.lang.Math`

class. Additionally,`BigInteger`

numbers provide operations for modular arithmetic, GCD calculation, primality testing, prime generation, single-bit manipulation, and a few other odds and ends.

`BigDecimal`

numbers are immutable, arbitrary-precision signed decimal numbers, suitable for monetary calculations.`BigDecimal`

numbers provide operations for basic arithmetic, scale manipulation, comparison, format conversion and hashing.## Where to Find Documentation

- Currently, the only documentation available on these classes in the
`javadoc`

-generated API documentation: java.math.BigInteger, and java.math.BigDecimal

What's New in 1.1? |