Find a rational approximation of x to within the tolerance defined by tol.
If unspecified, the default tolerance is
1e-6 * norm (x(:), 1).
When called with one output argument, return a string containing a continued fraction expansion (multiple terms).
When called with two output arguments, return numeric matrices for the
numerator and denominator of a fractional representation of x such
x = n ./ d.
s = rat (pi) ⇒ s = 3 + 1/(7 + 1/16) [n, d] = rat (pi) ⇒ n = 355 ⇒ d = 113 n / d - pi ⇒ 0.00000026676
Programming Note: With one output
rat produces a string which is a
continued fraction expansion. To produce a string which is a simple
fraction (one numerator, one denominator) use
See also: rats, format.
Convert x into a rational approximation represented as a string.
A rational approximation to a floating point number is a simple fraction
with numerator N and denominator D such that
x = N/D.
The optional second argument defines the maximum length of the string representing the elements of x. By default, len is 9.
If the length of the smallest possible rational approximation exceeds len, an asterisk (*) padded with spaces will be returned instead.
Example conversion from matrix to string, and back again.
r = rats (hilb (4)); x = str2num (r)
See also: rat, format.