is_real


Description

This function returns whether a given variable is a real number (single, double or integer) or not. In some cases you want to check and see if a variable in GameMaker Studio 2 holds a real number, and that's when you would use this function. It does not return the real number but rather true or false, so a value of, for example, "fish" for n will return false, but a value of 200 for n will return true.


Syntax:

is_real(n);

Argument Description
n The argument to check.


Returns:

Boolean


Example:

if is_real(val)
    {
    score += val;
    }

The above code checks the variable "val" to see if it is a real number and if it is it then adds it to the score.