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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

       #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

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

RETURN VALUE

       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 unspecified.

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

ERRORS

       No errors occur.

ATTRIBUTES

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

       ┌────────────────────────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │InterfaceAttributeValue   │
       ├────────────────────────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │frexp(), frexpf(), frexpl() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       └────────────────────────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

CONFORMING TO

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

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

EXAMPLE

       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>

       int
       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);
           exit(EXIT_SUCCESS);
       }

SEE ALSO

       ldexp(3), modf(3)

COLOPHON

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                                            2019-03-06                                   FREXP(3)