ArithmeticError Exception in Python

Handle Arithmetic error exception in Python using try-except block.

ArithmeticError Exception in Python
Arithmetic Error in Python

The ArithmeticError Exception is the base class for all errors associated with arithmetic operation.

ArithmeticError
--> ZeroDivisionError
--> OverflowError
--> FloatingPointError

Example 1 - Handling ZeroDivisionError

Code

try:
    1/0
except ArithmeticError as e:
    print(f"{e}, {e.__class__}")

Output

division by zero, <class 'ZeroDivisionError'>

As you can see, the ArithmeticError exception class is able to handle ZeroDivisionError exception. The e.__class__ method tells you that it was a ZeroDivisionError.


Example 2 - Handling OverflowError

Code

j = 5.0

try:
    for i in range(1, 1000):
        j = j**i
except ArithmeticError as e:
    print(f"{e}, {e.__class__}")

Output

(34, 'Result too large'), <class 'OverflowError'>

As you can see, by using the ArithmeticError exception class, you can handle both ZeroDivisionError and OverflowError exceptions.

Use this exception class, anytime you are unsure of any arithmetic operations and the errors that it might result in.

Check out other Python Built-in Exception classes in Python.

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