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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

frexpl(3M)

Name

frexp, frexpf, frexpl - extract mantissa and exponent from a floating-point number

Synopsis

c99 [ flag... ] file... –lm [ library... ]
#include <math.h>

double frexp(double num, int *exp);
float frexpf(float num, int *exp);
long double frexpl(long double num, int *exp);

Description

These functions break a floating-point number into a normalized fraction and an integral power of 2. They store the integer exponent in the int object pointed to by exp.

Return Values

For finite arguments, these functions return the value x, such that x is a double with magnitude in the interval [½, 1) or 0, and num equals x times 2 raised to the power * exp.

If num is NaN, NaN is returned and the value of *exp is unspecified.

If num is ± 0, ± 0 is returned and the value of *exp is 0.

If num is ±Inf, num is returned and the value of *exp is unspecified.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability
Committed
Availability
system/library/math
MT-Level
MT-Safe
Standard

See Also

modf(3M), isnan(3M), ldexp(3M), standards(7), attributes(7)