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The SDK is written in TypeScript, performs arbitrary precision arithmetic, and supports rounding to significant digits or fixed decimal places. The principal exports of the SDK are entities: classes that contain initialization and validation checks, necessary data fields, and helper functions.
An important concept in the SDK is fractions. Because Solidity performs integer math, care must be taken in non-EVM environments to faithfully replicate the actual computation carried out on-chain. The first concern here is to ensure that an overflow-safe integer implementation is used. Ideally, the SDK would be able to use native BigInts. However, until support becomes more widespread, JSBI objects are used instead, with the idea that once BigInts proliferate, this dependency can be compiled away. The second concern is precision loss due to, for example, chained price ratio calculations. To address this issue, all math operations are performed as fraction operations, ensuring arbitrary precision up until the point that values are rounded for display purposes, or truncated to fit inside a fixed bit width.
The SDK works for all chains on which the factory is deployed.
The SDK declares its dependencies as peer dependencies. This is for two reasons:
@ethersproject/contracts, only used in
@ethersprojectdependencies with conflicting versions
However, this means you must install these dependencies alongside the SDK, if you do not already have them installed.