php

floating-point

I want to compare two floats in PHP, like in this sample code:

$a = 0.17;
$b = 1 - 0.83; //0.17
if($a == $b ){
 echo 'a and b are same';
}
else {
 echo 'a and b are not same';
}

In this code it returns the result of the else condition instead of the if condition, even though $a and $b are same. Is there any special way to handle/compare floats in PHP?

If yes then please help me to solve this issue.

Or is there a problem with my server config?

Solution 1

If you do it like this they should be the same. But note that a characteristic of floating-point values is that calculations which seem to result in the same value do not need to actually be identical. So if $a is a literal .17 and $b arrives there through a calculation it can well be that they are different, albeit both display the same value.

Usually you never compare floating-point values for equality like this, you need to use a smallest acceptable difference:

if (abs(($a-$b)/$b) < 0.00001) {
  echo "same";
}

Something like that.

Solution 2

Read the red warning in the manual first. You must never compare floats for equality. You should use the epsilon technique.

For example:

if (abs($a-$b) < PHP_FLOAT_EPSILON) {  }

where PHP_FLOAT_EPSILON is constant representing a very small number (you have to define it in old versions of PHP before 7.2)

Solution 3

Or try to use bc math functions:

<?php
$a = 0.17;
$b = 1 - 0.83; //0.17

echo "$a == $b (core comp oper): ", var_dump($a==$b);
echo "$a == $b (with bc func)  : ", var_dump( bccomp($a, $b, 3)==0 );

Result:

0.17 == 0.17 (core comp oper): bool(false)
0.17 == 0.17 (with bc func)  : bool(true)

Solution 4

It would be better to use native PHP comparison:

bccomp($a, $b, 3)
// Third parameter - the optional scale parameter
// is used to set the number of digits after the decimal place
// which will be used in the comparison. 

Returns 0 if the two operands are equal, 1 if the left_operand is larger than the right_operand, -1 otherwise.

Solution 5

As said before, be very careful when doing floating point comparisons (whether equal-to, greater-than, or less-than) in PHP. However if you're only ever interested in a few significant digits, you can do something like:

$a = round(0.17, 2);
$b = round(1 - 0.83, 2); //0.17
if($a == $b ){
    echo 'a and b are same';
}
else {
    echo 'a and b are not same';
}

The use of rounding to 2 decimal places (or 3, or 4) will cause the expected result.

Solution 6

If you have floating point values to compare to equality, a simple way to avoid the risk of internal rounding strategy of the OS, language, processor or so on, is to compare the string representation of the values.

You can use any of the following to produce the desired result: https://3v4l.org/rUrEq

String Type Casting

if ( (string) $a === (string) $b) {  }

String Concatenation

if ('' . $a === '' . $b) {  }

strval function

if (strval($a) === strval($b)) {  }

String representations are much less finicky than floats when it comes to checking equality.

Solution 7

This works for me on PHP 5.3.27.

$payments_total = 123.45;
$order_total = 123.45;

if (round($payments_total, 2) != round($order_total, 2)) {
   // they don't match
}

Solution 8

If you have a small, finite number of decimal points that will be acceptable, the following works nicely (albeit with slower performance than the epsilon solution):

$a = 0.17;
$b = 1 - 0.83; //0.17

if (number_format($a, 3) == number_format($b, 3)) {
    echo 'a and b are same';
} else {
    echo 'a and b are not same';
}

Solution 9

Here is the solution for comparing floating points or decimal numbers

//$fd['someVal'] = 2.9;
//$i for loop variable steps 0.1
if((string)$fd['someVal']== (string)$i)
{
    //Equal
}

Cast a decimal variable to string and you will be fine.

Solution 10

For PHP 7.2, you can work with PHP_FLOAT_EPSILON ( http://php.net/manual/en/reserved.constants.php ):

if(abs($a-$b) < PHP_FLOAT_EPSILON){
   echo 'a and b are same';
}

Solution 11

If you write it just like that it will probably work, so I imagine you've simplified it for the question. (And keeping the question simple and concise is normally a very good thing.)

But in this case I imagine one result is a calculation and one result is a constant.

This violates a cardinal rule of floating point programming: Never do equality comparisons.

The reasons for this are a bit subtle1 but what's important to remember is that they usually don't work (except, ironically, for integral values) and that the alternative is a fuzzy comparison along the lines of:

if abs(a - y) < epsilon



1. One of the major problems involves the way we write numbers in programs. We write them as decimal strings, and as a result most of the fractions we write do not have exact machine representations. They don't have exact finite forms because they repeat in binary. Every machine fraction is a rational number of the form x/2n. Now, the constants are decimal and every decimal constant is a rational number of the form x/(2n * 5m). The 5m numbers are odd, so there isn't a 2n factor for any of them. Only when m == 0 is there a finite representation in both the binary and decimal expansion of the fraction. So, 1.25 is exact because it's 5/(22*50) but 0.1 is not because it's 1/(20*51). In fact, in the series 1.01 .. 1.99 only 3 of the numbers are exactly representable: 1.25, 1.50, and 1.75.

Solution 12

Comparing floats for equality has a naive O(n) algorithm.

You must convert each float value to a string, then compare each digit starting from the left side of each float's string representation using integer comparison operators. PHP will autocast the digit in each index position to an integer before the comparison. The first digit larger than the other will break the loop and declare the float that it belongs to as the greater of the two. On average, there will be 1/2 * n comparisons. For floats equal to each other, there will be n comparisons. This is the worst case scenario for the algorithm. The best case scenario is that the first digit of each float is different, causing only one comparison.

You cannot use INTEGER COMPARISON OPERATORS on raw float values with the intention of generating useful results. The results of such operations have no meaning because you are not comparing integers. You are violating the domain of each operator which generates meaningless results. This holds for delta comparison as well.

Use integer comparison operators for what they are designed for : comparing integers.

SIMPLIFIED SOLUTION:

<?php

function getRand(){
  return ( ((float)mt_rand()) / ((float) mt_getrandmax()) );
 }

 $a = 10.0 * getRand();
 $b = 10.0 * getRand();

 settype($a,'string');
 settype($b,'string');

 for($idx = 0;$idx<strlen($a);$idx++){
  if($a[$idx] > $b[$idx]){
   echo "{$a} is greater than {$b}.<br>";
   break;
  }
  else{
   echo "{$b} is greater than {$a}.<br>";
   break;
  }
 }

?>

Solution 13

2019

TL;DR

Use my function below, like this if(cmpFloats($a, '==', $b)) { ... }

  • Easy to read/write/change: cmpFloats($a, '<=', $b) vs bccomp($a, $b) <= -1
  • No dependencies needed.
  • Works with any PHP version.
  • Works with negative numbers.
  • Works with the longest decimal you can imagine.
  • Downside: Slightly slower than bccomp()

Summary

I'll unveil the mystery.

$a = 0.17;
$b = 1 - 0.83;// 0.17 (output)
              // but actual value internally is: 0.17000000000000003996802888650563545525074005126953125
if($a == $b) {
    echo 'same';
} else {
    echo 'different';
}
// Output: different

So if you try the below, it will be equal:

if($b == 0.17000000000000003) {
    echo 'same';
} else {
    echo 'different';
}
// Output "same"

How to get the actual value of float?

$b = 1 - 0.83;
echo $b;// 0.17
echo number_format($a, 100);// 0.1700000000000000399680288865056354552507400512695312500000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

How can you compare?

  1. Use BC Math functions. (you'll still get a lot of wtf-aha-gotcha moments)
  2. You may try @Gladhon's answer, using PHP_FLOAT_EPSILON (PHP 7.2).
  3. If comparing floats with == and !=, you can typecast them to strings, it should work perfectly:

Type cast with string:

$b = 1 - 0.83;
if((string)$b === (string)0.17) {
    echo 'if';
} else {
    echo 'else';
}
// it will output "if"

Or typecast with number_format():

$b = 1 - 0.83;
if(number_format($b, 3) === number_format(0.17, 3)) {
    echo 'if';
} else {
    echo 'else';
}
// it will output "if"

Warning:

Avoid solutions that involves manipulating floats mathematically (multiplying, dividing, etc) then comparing, mostly they'll solve some problems and introduce other problems.


Suggested Solution

I've create pure PHP function (no depenedcies/libraries/extensions needed). Checks and compares each digit as string. Also works with negative numbers.

/**
 * Compare numbers (floats, int, string), this function will compare them safely
 * @param Float|Int|String  $a         (required) Left operand
 * @param String            $operation (required) Operator, which can be: "==", "!=", ">", ">=", "<" or "<="
 * @param Float|Int|String  $b         (required) Right operand
 * @param Int               $decimals  (optional) Number of decimals to compare
 * @return boolean                     Return true if operation against operands is matching, otherwise return false
 * @throws Exception                   Throws exception error if passed invalid operator or decimal
 */
function cmpFloats($a, $operation, $b, $decimals = 15) {
    if($decimals < 0) {
        throw new Exception('Invalid $decimals ' . $decimals . '.');
    }
    if(!in_array($operation, ['==', '!=', '>', '>=', '<', '<='])) {
        throw new Exception('Invalid $operation ' . $operation . '.');
    }

    $aInt = (int)$a;
    $bInt = (int)$b;

    $aIntLen = strlen((string)$aInt);
    $bIntLen = strlen((string)$bInt);

    // We'll not used number_format because it inaccurate with very long numbers, instead will use str_pad and manipulate it as string
    $aStr = (string)$a;//number_format($a, $decimals, '.', '');
    $bStr = (string)$b;//number_format($b, $decimals, '.', '');

    // If passed null, empty or false, then it will be empty string. So change it to 0
    if($aStr === '') {
        $aStr = '0';
    }
    if($bStr === '') {
        $bStr = '0';
    }

    if(strpos($aStr, '.') === false) {
        $aStr .= '.';
    }
    if(strpos($bStr, '.') === false) {
        $bStr .= '.';
    }

    $aIsNegative = strpos($aStr, '-') !== false;
    $bIsNegative = strpos($bStr, '-') !== false;

    // Append 0s to the right
    $aStr = str_pad($aStr, ($aIsNegative ? 1 : 0) + $aIntLen + 1 + $decimals, '0', STR_PAD_RIGHT);
    $bStr = str_pad($bStr, ($bIsNegative ? 1 : 0) + $bIntLen + 1 + $decimals, '0', STR_PAD_RIGHT);

    // If $decimals are less than the existing float, truncate
    $aStr = substr($aStr, 0, ($aIsNegative ? 1 : 0) + $aIntLen + 1 + $decimals);
    $bStr = substr($bStr, 0, ($bIsNegative ? 1 : 0) + $bIntLen + 1 + $decimals);

    $aDotPos = strpos($aStr, '.');
    $bDotPos = strpos($bStr, '.');

    // Get just the decimal without the int
    $aDecStr = substr($aStr, $aDotPos + 1, $decimals);
    $bDecStr = substr($bStr, $bDotPos + 1, $decimals);

    $aDecLen = strlen($aDecStr);
    //$bDecLen = strlen($bDecStr);

    // To match 0.* against -0.*
    $isBothZeroInts = $aInt == 0 && $bInt == 0;

    if($operation === '==') {
        return $aStr === $bStr ||
               $isBothZeroInts && $aDecStr === $bDecStr;
    } else if($operation === '!=') {
        return $aStr !== $bStr ||
               $isBothZeroInts && $aDecStr !== $bDecStr;
    } else if($operation === '>') {
        if($aInt > $bInt) {
            return true;
        } else if($aInt < $bInt) {
            return false;
        } else {// Ints equal, check decimals
            if($aDecStr === $bDecStr) {
                return false;
            } else {
                for($i = 0; $i < $aDecLen; ++$i) {
                    $aD = (int)$aDecStr[$i];
                    $bD = (int)$bDecStr[$i];
                    if($aD > $bD) {
                        return true;
                    } else if($aD < $bD) {
                        return false;
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    } else if($operation === '>=') {
        if($aInt > $bInt ||
           $aStr === $bStr ||
           $isBothZeroInts && $aDecStr === $bDecStr) {
            return true;
        } else if($aInt < $bInt) {
            return false;
        } else {// Ints equal, check decimals
            if($aDecStr === $bDecStr) {// Decimals also equal
                return true;
            } else {
                for($i = 0; $i < $aDecLen; ++$i) {
                    $aD = (int)$aDecStr[$i];
                    $bD = (int)$bDecStr[$i];
                    if($aD > $bD) {
                        return true;
                    } else if($aD < $bD) {
                        return false;
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    } else if($operation === '<') {
        if($aInt < $bInt) {
            return true;
        } else if($aInt > $bInt) {
            return false;
        } else {// Ints equal, check decimals
            if($aDecStr === $bDecStr) {
                return false;
            } else {
                for($i = 0; $i < $aDecLen; ++$i) {
                    $aD = (int)$aDecStr[$i];
                    $bD = (int)$bDecStr[$i];
                    if($aD < $bD) {
                        return true;
                    } else if($aD > $bD) {
                        return false;
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    } else if($operation === '<=') {
        if($aInt < $bInt || 
           $aStr === $bStr ||
           $isBothZeroInts && $aDecStr === $bDecStr) {
            return true;
        } else if($aInt > $bInt) {
            return false;
        } else {// Ints equal, check decimals
            if($aDecStr === $bDecStr) {// Decimals also equal
                return true;
            } else {
                for($i = 0; $i < $aDecLen; ++$i) {
                    $aD = (int)$aDecStr[$i];
                    $bD = (int)$bDecStr[$i];
                    if($aD < $bD) {
                        return true;
                    } else if($aD > $bD) {
                        return false;
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

$a = 1 - 0.83;// 0.17
$b = 0.17;
if($a == $b) {
    echo 'same';
} else {
    echo 'different';
}
// Output: different (wrong)

if(cmpFloats($a, '==', $b)) {
    echo 'same';
} else {
    echo 'different';
}
// Output: same (correct)

Solution 14

Works great using and deciding the number of decimal places to use. number_format

$a = 0.17;
$b = 1 - 0.83;  //0.17
$dec = 2;

if (number_format($a, $dec) == number_format($b, $dec)) {
    echo 'a and b are same';
} else {
    echo 'a and b are not same';
}

This will also work (contrary to other methods such as string cast) in cases when the type of the two variables is mixed, such as:

$a = '1.0000'; // Fetched from a DECIMAL db column
$b = 1;

Solution 15

Function from @evilReiko have some bugs like these:

cmpFloats(-0.1, '==', 0.1); // Expected: false, actual: true
cmpFloats(-0.1, '<', 0.1); // Expected: true, actual: false
cmpFloats(-4, '<', -3); // Expected: true, actual: true
cmpFloats(-5.004, '<', -5.003); // Expected: true, actual: false

In my function I've fixed these bugs, but anyway in some cases this function return wrong answers:

cmpFloats(0.0000001, '==', -0.0000001); // Expected: false, actual: true
cmpFloats(843994202.303411, '<', 843994202.303413); // Expected: true, actual: false
cmpFloats(843994202.303413, '>', 843994202.303411); // Expected: true, actual: false

Fixed function for compare floats

function cmpFloats($a, $operation, $b, $decimals = 15)
{
    if ($decimals < 0) {
        throw new Exception('Invalid $decimals ' . $decimals . '.');
    }
    if (!in_array($operation, ['==', '!=', '>', '>=', '<', '<='])) {
        throw new Exception('Invalid $operation ' . $operation . '.');
    }

    $aInt = (int)$a;
    $bInt = (int)$b;

    $aIntLen = strlen((string)$aInt);
    $bIntLen = strlen((string)$bInt);

    // We'll not used number_format because it inaccurate with very long numbers, instead will use str_pad and manipulate it as string
    $aStr = (string)$a;//number_format($a, $decimals, '.', '');
    $bStr = (string)$b;//number_format($b, $decimals, '.', '');

    // If passed null, empty or false, then it will be empty string. So change it to 0
    if ($aStr === '') {
        $aStr = '0';
    }
    if ($bStr === '') {
        $bStr = '0';
    }

    if (strpos($aStr, '.') === false) {
        $aStr .= '.';
    }
    if (strpos($bStr, '.') === false) {
        $bStr .= '.';
    }

    $aIsNegative = strpos($aStr, '-') !== false;
    $bIsNegative = strpos($bStr, '-') !== false;

    // Append 0s to the right
    $aStr = str_pad($aStr, ($aIsNegative ? 1 : 0) + $aIntLen + 1 + $decimals, '0', STR_PAD_RIGHT);
    $bStr = str_pad($bStr, ($bIsNegative ? 1 : 0) + $bIntLen + 1 + $decimals, '0', STR_PAD_RIGHT);

    // If $decimals are less than the existing float, truncate
    $aStr = substr($aStr, 0, ($aIsNegative ? 1 : 0) + $aIntLen + 1 + $decimals);
    $bStr = substr($bStr, 0, ($bIsNegative ? 1 : 0) + $bIntLen + 1 + $decimals);

    $aDotPos = strpos($aStr, '.');
    $bDotPos = strpos($bStr, '.');

    // Get just the decimal without the int
    $aDecStr = substr($aStr, $aDotPos + 1, $decimals);
    $bDecStr = substr($bStr, $bDotPos + 1, $decimals);

    $aDecLen = strlen($aDecStr);
    //$bDecLen = strlen($bDecStr);

    // To match 0.* against -0.*
    $isBothZeroInts = $aInt == 0 && $bInt == 0;

    if ($operation === '==') {
        return $aStr === $bStr ||
            ($isBothZeroInts && $aDecStr === $bDecStr && $aIsNegative === $bIsNegative);
    } elseif ($operation === '!=') {
        return $aStr !== $bStr ||
            $isBothZeroInts && $aDecStr !== $bDecStr;
    } elseif ($operation === '>') {
        if ($aInt > $bInt) {
            return true;
        } elseif ($aInt < $bInt) {
            return false;
        } else {// Ints equal, check decimals
            if ($aIsNegative !== $bIsNegative) {
                return (!$aIsNegative && $bIsNegative);
            }

            if ($aDecStr === $bDecStr) {
                return false;
            } else {
                for ($i = 0; $i < $aDecLen; ++$i) {
                    $aD = (int)$aDecStr[$i];
                    $bD = (int)$bDecStr[$i];

                    if ($aIsNegative && $bIsNegative) {
                        if ($aD < $bD) {
                            return true;
                        } elseif ($aD > $bD) {
                            return false;
                        }
                    } else {
                        if ($aD > $bD) {
                            return true;
                        } elseif ($aD < $bD) {
                            return false;
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    } elseif ($operation === '>=') {
        if ($aInt > $bInt ||
            $aStr === $bStr ||
            $isBothZeroInts && $aDecStr === $bDecStr) {
            return true;
        } elseif ($aInt < $bInt) {
            return false;
        } else {// Ints equal, check decimals
            if ($aIsNegative !== $bIsNegative) {
                return (!$aIsNegative && $bIsNegative);
            }

            if ($aDecStr === $bDecStr) {// Decimals also equal
                return true;
            } else {
                for ($i = 0; $i < $aDecLen; ++$i) {
                    $aD = (int)$aDecStr[$i];
                    $bD = (int)$bDecStr[$i];

                    if ($aIsNegative && $bIsNegative) {
                        if ($aD < $bD) {
                            return true;
                        } elseif ($aD > $bD) {
                            return false;
                        }
                    } else {
                        if ($aD > $bD) {
                            return true;
                        } elseif ($aD < $bD) {
                            return false;
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    } elseif ($operation === '<') {
        if ($aInt < $bInt) {
            return true;
        } elseif ($aInt > $bInt) {
            return false;
        } else {// Ints equal, check decimals
            if ($aIsNegative !== $bIsNegative) {
                return ($aIsNegative && !$bIsNegative);
            }

            if ($aDecStr === $bDecStr) {
                return false;
            } else {
                for ($i = 0; $i < $aDecLen; ++$i) {
                    $aD = (int)$aDecStr[$i];
                    $bD = (int)$bDecStr[$i];

                    if ($aIsNegative && $bIsNegative) {
                        if ($aD > $bD) {
                            return true;
                        } elseif ($aD < $bD) {
                            return false;
                        }
                    } else {
                        if ($aD < $bD) {
                            return true;
                        } elseif ($aD > $bD) {
                            return false;
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    } elseif ($operation === '<=') {
        if ($aInt < $bInt ||
            $aStr === $bStr ||
            $isBothZeroInts && $aDecStr === $bDecStr) {
            return true;
        } elseif ($aInt > $bInt) {
            return false;
        } else {// Ints equal, check decimals
            if ($aIsNegative !== $bIsNegative) {
                return ($aIsNegative && !$bIsNegative);
            }

            if ($aDecStr === $bDecStr) {// Decimals also equal
                return true;
            } else {
                for ($i = 0; $i < $aDecLen; ++$i) {
                    $aD = (int)$aDecStr[$i];
                    $bD = (int)$bDecStr[$i];

                    if ($aIsNegative && $bIsNegative) {
                        if ($aD > $bD) {
                            return true;
                        } elseif ($aD < $bD) {
                            return false;
                        }
                    } else {
                        if ($aD < $bD) {
                            return true;
                        } elseif ($aD > $bD) {
                            return false;
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

Answer for your question

$a = 1 - 0.83;// 0.17
$b = 0.17;
if($a == $b) {
    echo 'same';
} else {
    echo 'different';
}
// Output: different (wrong)

if(cmpFloats($a, '==', $b)) {
    echo 'same';
} else {
    echo 'different';
}
// Output: same (correct)

Solution 16

Simple answer:

if( floatval( (string) $a ) >= floatval( (string) $b) ) { //do something }

Solution 17

Here is a useful class from my personal library for dealing with floating point numbers. You can tweek it to your liking and insert any solution you like into the class methods :-).

/**
 * A class for dealing with PHP floating point values.
 * 
 * @author Anthony E. Rutledge
 * @version 12-06-2018
 */
final class Float extends Number
{
    // PHP 7.4 allows for property type hints!

    private const LESS_THAN = -1;
    private const EQUAL = 0;
    private const GREATER_THAN = 1;

    public function __construct()
    {

    }

    /**
     * Determines if a value is an float.
     * 
     * @param mixed $value
     * @return bool
     */
    public function isFloat($value): bool
    {
        return is_float($value);
    }

    /**
     * A method that tests to see if two float values are equal.
     * 
     * @param float $y1
     * @param float $y2
     * @return bool
     */
    public function equals(float $y1, float $y2): bool
    {
        return (string) $y1 === (string) $y2;
    }

    /**
     * A method that tests to see if two float values are not equal.
     * 
     * @param float $y1
     * @param float $y2
     * @return bool
     */
    public function isNotEqual(float $y1, float $y2): bool
    {
        return !$this->equals($y1, $y2);
    }

    /**
     * Gets the bccomp result.
     * 
     * @param float $y1
     * @param float $y2
     * @return int
     */
    private function getBccompResult(float $y1, float $y2): int
    {
        $leftOperand = (string) $y1;
        $rightOperand = (string) $y2;

        // You should check the format of the float before using it.

        return bccomp($leftOperand, $rightOperand);
    }

    /**
     * A method that tests to see if y1 is less than y2.
     * 
     * @param float $y1
     * @param float $y2
     * @return bool
     */
    public function isLess(float $y1, float $y2): bool
    {
        return ($this->getBccompResult($y1, $y2) === self::LESS_THAN);
    }

    /**
     * A method that tests to see if y1 is less than or equal to y2.
     * 
     * @param float $y1
     * @param float $y2
     * @return bool
     */
    public function isLessOrEqual(float $y1, float $y2): bool
    {
        $bccompResult = $this->getBccompResult($y1, $y2);
        return ($bccompResult === self::LESS_THAN || $bccompResult === self::EQUALS);
    }

    /**
     * A method that tests to see if y1 is greater than y2.
     * 
     * @param float $y1
     * @param float $y2
     * @return bool
     */
    public function isGreater(float $y1, float $y2): bool
    {
        return ($this->getBccompResult($y1, $y2) === self::GREATER_THAN);
    }

    /**
     * A method that tests to see if y1 is greater than or equal to y2.
     * 
     * @param float $y1
     * @param float $y2
     * @return bool
     */
    public function isGreaterOrEqual(float $y1, float $y2): bool
    {
        $bccompResult = $this->getBccompResult($y1, $y2);
        return ($bccompResult === self::GREATER_THAN || $bccompResult === self::EQUALS);
    }

    /**
     * Returns a valid PHP float value, casting if necessary.
     * 
     * @param mixed $value
     * @return float
     *
     * @throws InvalidArgumentException
     * @throws UnexpectedValueException
     */
    public function getFloat($value): float
    {
        if (! (is_string($value) || is_int($value) || is_bool($value))) {
            throw new InvalidArgumentException("$value should not be converted to float!");
        }

        if ($this->isFloat($value)) {
            return $value;
        }

        $newValue = (float) $value;

        if ($this->isNan($newValue)) {
            throw new UnexpectedValueException("The value $value was converted to NaN!");
        }

        if (!$this->isNumber($newValue)) {
            throw new UnexpectedValueException("The value $value was converted to something non-numeric!");
        }

        if (!$this->isFLoat($newValue)) {
            throw new UnexpectedValueException("The value $value was not converted to a floating point value!");
        }

        return $newValue;
    }
}
?>