Validate number

OSCC · JavaScript, Math · Oct 22, 2020

Checks if the given value is a number.

  • Use parseFloat() to try to convert n to a number.
  • Use Number.isNaN() and logical not (!) operator to check if num is a number.
  • Use Number.isFinite() to check if num is finite.
  • Use Number() and the loose equality operator (==) to check if the coercion holds.
const validateNumber = n => {
  const num = parseFloat(n);
  return !Number.isNaN(num) && Number.isFinite(num) && Number(n) == n;
validateNumber('10'); // true
validateNumber('a'); // false

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