frexp, frexpf, frexpl − convert floating-point number to fractional and integral components
frexp(double x, int *exp);
float frexpf(float x, int *exp);
long double frexpl(long double x, int *exp);
Link with −lm.
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
_BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE ||
_XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE ||
_POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
or cc -std=c99
The frexp() function is used to split the number x into a normalized fraction and an exponent which is stored in exp.
The frexp() function returns the normalized fraction. If the argument x is not zero, the normalized fraction is x times a power of two, and its absolute value is always in the range 1/2 (inclusive) to 1 (exclusive), that is, [0.5,1).
If x is zero, then the normalized fraction is zero and zero is stored in exp.
If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned, and the value of *exp is unspecified.
If x is positive infinity (negative infinity), positive infinity (negative infinity) is returned, and the value of *exp is unspecified.
No errors occur.
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
C99, POSIX.1-2001. The variant returning double also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89.
The program below produces results such as the following:
frexp(2560, &e) = 0.625: 0.625 * 2^12 = 2560
$ ./a.out −4
frexp(−4, &e) = −0.5: −0.5 * 2^3 = −4
main(int argc, char *argv)
double x, r;
r = frexp(x, &exp);
&e) = %g: %g * %d^%d = %g\n",
x, r, r, FLT_RADIX, exp, x);
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