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EXPM1(3)                  Linux Programmer's Manual                 EXPM1(3)

NAME         top

       expm1, expm1f, expm1l - exponential minus 1

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <math.h>
       double expm1(double x);
       float expm1f(float x);
       long double expm1l(long double x);
       Link with -lm.
   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
           _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L
               || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500
               || /* Since glibc 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE
               || /* Glibc versions <= 2.19: */ _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE
       expm1f(), expm1l():
           _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L
               || /* Since glibc 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE
               || /* Glibc versions <= 2.19: */ _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION         top

       These functions return a value equivalent to
           exp(x) - 1
       The result is computed in a way that is accurate even if the value of
       x is near zero—a case where exp(x) - 1 would be inaccurate due to
       subtraction of two numbers that are nearly equal.

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success, these functions return exp(x) - 1.
       If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned.
       If x is +0 (-0), +0 (-0) is returned.
       If x is positive infinity, positive infinity is returned.
       If x is negative infinity, -1 is returned.
       If the result overflows, a range error occurs, and the functions
       return -HUGE_VAL, -HUGE_VALF, or -HUGE_VALL, respectively.

ERRORS         top

       See math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an
       error has occurred when calling these functions.
       The following errors can occur:
       Range error, overflow
              errno is set to ERANGE (but see BUGS).  An overflow floating-
              point exception (FE_OVERFLOW) is raised.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see
       │Interface                   Attribute     Value   │
       │expm1(), expm1f(), expm1l() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │

CONFORMING TO         top

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

BUGS         top

       For some large negative x values (where the function result
       approaches -1), expm1() raises a bogus underflow floating-point
       For some large positive x values, expm1() raises a bogus invalid
       floating-point exception in addition to the expected overflow
       exception, and returns a NaN instead of positive infinity.
       Before version 2.11, the glibc implementation did not set errno to
       ERANGE when a range error occurred.

SEE ALSO         top

       exp(3), log(3), log1p(3)

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of release 4.12 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
                                 2016-03-15                         EXPM1(3)

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