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NAMElogb, logbf, logbl - get exponent of a floating-point value
double logb(double x);
float logbf(float x);
long double logbl(long double x);
Link with -lm.
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
DESCRIPTIONThese functions extract the exponent from the internal floating-point representation of x and return it as a floating-point value. The integer constant FLT_RADIX, defined in <float.h>, indicates the radix used for the system's floating-point representation. If FLT_RADIX is 2, logb(x) is equal to floor(log2(x)), except that it is probably faster.
RETURN VALUEOn success, these functions return the exponent of x.
If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned.
If x is zero, then a pole error occurs, and the functions return -HUGE_VAL, -HUGE_VALF, or -HUGE_VALL, respectively.
ERRORSSee math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an error has occurred when calling these functions.
The following errors can occur:
- Pole error: x is 0
- A divide-by-zero floating-point exception (FE_DIVBYZERO) is raised.
CONFORMING TOC99, POSIX.1-2001.
SEE ALSOilogb(3), log(3)
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