FREXP(3)                  Linux Programmer's Manual                 FREXP(3)

NAME         top

       frexp,  frexpf,  frexpl - convert floating-point number to fractional
       and integral components

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <math.h>

       double 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)):

       frexpf(), frexpl():
           _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L
               || /* Since glibc 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE
               || /* Glibc versions <= 2.19: */ _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION         top

       These functions are used to split the number x into a normalized
       fraction and an exponent which is stored in exp.

RETURN VALUE         top

       These functions return 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

       If x is positive infinity (negative infinity), positive infinity
       (negative infinity) is returned, and the value of *exp is

ERRORS         top

       No errors occur.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see

       │Interface                   Attribute     Value   │
       │frexp(), frexpf(), frexpl() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │

CONFORMING TO         top

       C99, POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

       The variant returning double also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89.

EXAMPLE         top

       The program below produces results such as the following:

           $ ./a.out 2560
           frexp(2560, &e) = 0.625: 0.625 * 2^12 = 2560
           $ ./a.out -4
           frexp(-4, &e) = -0.5: -0.5 * 2^3 = -4

   Program source

       #include <math.h>
       #include <float.h>
       #include <stdio.h>
       #include <stdlib.h>

       main(int argc, char *argv[])
           double x, r;
           int exp;

           x = strtod(argv[1], NULL);
           r = frexp(x, &exp);

           printf("frexp(%g, &e) = %g: %g * %d^%d = %g\n",
                  x, r, r, FLT_RADIX, exp, x);

SEE ALSO         top

       ldexp(3), modf(3)

COLOPHON         top

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                                 2016-03-15                         FREXP(3)

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