ATOF

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ATTRIBUTES
CONFORMING TO
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

NAME

atof − convert a string to a double

SYNOPSIS

#include <stdlib.h>

double atof(const char *nptr);

DESCRIPTION

The atof() function converts the initial portion of the string pointed to by nptr to double. The behavior is the same as

strtod(nptr, NULL);

except that atof() does not detect errors.

RETURN VALUE

The converted value.

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

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CONFORMING TO

SVr4, POSIX.1-2001, 4.3BSD, C89, C99.

SEE ALSO

atoi(3), atol(3), strtod(3), strtol(3), strtoul(3)

COLOPHON

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