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COPYSIGN

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2015-03-02
Index Return to Main Contents
 

NAME

copysign, copysignf, copysignl - copy sign of a number  

SYNOPSIS

#include <math.h>

double copysign(double x, double y);

float copysignf(float x, float y);
long double copysignl(long double x, long double y);

Link with -lm.

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

copysign(), copysignf(), copysignl():

_SVID_SOURCE || _BSD_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
or cc -std=c99
 

DESCRIPTION

The copysign(), copysignf(), and copysignl() functions return a value whose absolute value matches that of x, but whose sign bit matches that of y.

For example, copysign(42.0, -1.0) and copysign(-42.0, -1.0) both return -42.0.  

RETURN VALUE

On success, these functions return a value whose magnitude is taken from x and whose sign is taken from y.

If x is a NaN, a NaN with the sign bit of y is returned.  

ERRORS

No errors occur.  

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
InterfaceAttributeValue
copysign(), copysignf(), copysignl() Thread safetyMT-Safe
 

CONFORMING TO

C99, POSIX.1-2001. This function is defined in IEC 559 (and the appendix with recommended functions in IEEE 754/IEEE 854).  

NOTES

On architectures where the floating-point formats are not IEEE 754 compliant, these functions may treat a negative zero as positive.  

SEE ALSO

signbit(3)  

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.81 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
ATTRIBUTES
CONFORMING TO
NOTES
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