Clamp number

Python, Math · Nov 2, 2020

Clamps num within the inclusive range specified by the boundary values.

  • If num falls within the range (a, b), return num.
  • Otherwise, return the nearest number in the range.
def clamp_number(num, a, b):
  return max(min(num, max(a, b)), min(a, b))
clamp_number(2, 3, 5) # 3
clamp_number(1, -1, -5) # -1

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