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isNaN function

Saurabh Naik
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isNaN function only checks first letter in string.. but what suppose I have string like sa89bh.

is there any function for recognizing numbers in string ?

which are the built in functions in java script .

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Eric Pascarello

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Bear Bibeault
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If the first letter is not a numeral, that's all isNan needs to know to determine if it's a number of not.

If you are trying to find embedded numbers, why would you use isNan? I'd consider exploring regular expressions.

Edit: As Eric suggested while I was posting.

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