Math.round vs hack

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Math.round() has a function call overhead, so using the ~~ hack (truncate towards 0) and adding 0.5 works quicker, but if you want to handle negative numbers too then you have to check whether to add or subtract 0.5 .... and this wipes out the speed advantage. So ~~(0.5+num) is only worth it if you know your numbers always have the same sign...

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<canvas id="canvas1" width="500" height="500"></canvas>
  var can = document.getElementById('canvas1');
  var ctx = can.getContext('2d');

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var i = 0;
for(i = 0 ; i < 1000 ; ++i)
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