Alternatives: bignumber.js, math.js, big.js
Both libraries provide support for arbitrary precision arithmetic. Big.js uses a base-10 arithmetic approach, while Decimal.js uses a base-2 arithmetic approach. Decimal.js offers higher precision and more advanced mathematical operations than Big.js.
In terms of performance, Big.js is generally faster than Decimal.js. Big.js is optimized for fast integer and floating-point operations, making it more suitable for performance-critical applications.
Ease of Use
Both libraries have a similar API and are easy to use. However, Decimal.js provides additional functionality like formatting, rounding, and modular arithmetic, making it more convenient for certain use cases.
Big.js has no external dependencies, making it lightweight and easy to integrate into projects. Decimal.js, on the other hand, has a dependency on the BigNumber.js library, which may increase bundle size and introduce additional complexity.