FREXP(3P) POSIX Programmer s Manual FREXP(3P)

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NAME frexp, frexpf, frexpl - extract mantissa and exponent from a double precision number

SYNOPSIS #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 shall break a floating-point number num into a normal- ized fraction and an integral power of 2. The integer exponent shall be stored in the int object pointed to by exp.

RETURN VALUE For finite arguments, these functions shall return the value x, such that x has a magnitude in the interval [0.5,1) or 0, and num equals x times 2 raised to the power *exp.

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

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

If num is ±Inf, num shall be returned, and the value of *exp is unspec- ified.

ERRORS No errors are defined.

The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES None.

APPLICATION USAGE None.

RATIONALE None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS None.

SEE ALSO isnan(), ldexp(), modf(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <math.h>

COPYRIGHT Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

IEEE/The Open Group 2003 FREXP(3P)