LDEXP
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NAME
ldexp, ldexpf, ldexpl  multiply floatingpoint number by integral power of 2
SYNOPSIS
#include <math.h>
double ldexp(double x, int exp);
float ldexpf(float x, int exp);
long double ldexpl(long double x, int exp);
Link with lm.
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see
feature_test_macros(7)):
ldexpf(),
ldexpl():

_BSD_SOURCE  _SVID_SOURCE  _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600  _ISOC99_SOURCE 
_POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
or
cc std=c99
DESCRIPTION
The
ldexp()
function returns the result of multiplying the floatingpoint number
x
by 2 raised to the power
exp.
RETURN VALUE
On success, these functions return
x * (2^exp).
If
exp
is zero, then
x
is returned.
If
x
is a NaN,
a NaN is returned.
If
x
is positive infinity (negative infinity),
positive infinity (negative infinity) is returned.
If the result underflows,
an range error occurs,
and zero is returned.
If the result overflows,
a range error occurs,
and the functions return
HUGE_VAL,
HUGE_VALF,
or
HUGE_VALL,
respectively, with a sign the same as
x.
ERRORS
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.
An overflow floatingpoint exception
(FE_OVERFLOW)
is raised.
 Range error, underflow

errno
is set to
ERANGE.
An underflow floatingpoint exception
(FE_UNDERFLOW)
is raised.
CONFORMING TO
C99, POSIX.12001.
The variant returning
double
also conforms to
SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89.
SEE ALSO
frexp(3),
modf(3),
scalbln(3)
COLOPHON
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