Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Return to Main Contents
round, roundf, roundl - round to nearest integer, away from zero
double round(double x);
float roundf(float x);
long double roundl(long double x);
Link with -lm.
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see
_XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE ||
_POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
These functions round x to the nearest integer, but
round halfway cases away from zero (regardless of the current rounding
instead of to the nearest even integer like
is 1.0, and
These functions return the rounded integer value.
If x is integral, +0, -0, NaN, or infinite,
x itself is returned.
No errors occur.
POSIX.1-2001 documents a range error for overflows, but see NOTES.
These functions first appeared in glibc in version 2.1.
POSIX.1-2001 contains text about overflow (which might set
or raise an
In practice, the result cannot overflow on any current machine,
so this error-handling stuff is just nonsense.
(More precisely, overflow can happen only when the maximum value
of the exponent is smaller than the number of mantissa bits.
For the IEEE-754 standard 32-bit and 64-bit floating-point numbers
the maximum value of the exponent is 128 (respectively, 1024),
and the number of mantissa bits is 24 (respectively, 53).)
If you want to store the rounded value in an integer type,
you probably want to use one of the functions described in
This page is part of release 3.27 of the Linux
A description of the project,
and information about reporting bugs,
can be found at
- RETURN VALUE
- CONFORMING TO
- SEE ALSO
This document was created by
using the manual pages.