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Manual Pages  — FPCLASSIFY

NAME

fpclassify – classify a floating-point number

CONTENTS

LIBRARY

Math Library (libm, -lm)

SYNOPSIS

#include <math.h>

int
fpclassify(real-floating x);

int
isfinite(real-floating x);

int
isinf(real-floating x);

int
isnan(real-floating x);

int
isnormal(real-floating x);

DESCRIPTION

The fpclassify() macro takes an argument of x and returns one of the following manifest constants.
FP_INFINITE Indicates that x is an infinite number.
FP_NAN Indicates that x is not a number (NaN).
FP_NORMAL Indicates that x is a normalized number.
FP_SUBNORMAL
  Indicates that x is a denormalized number.
FP_ZERO Indicates that x is zero (0 or -0).

The isfinite() macro returns a non-zero value if and only if its argument has a finite (zero, subnormal, or normal) value. The isinf(), isnan(), and isnormal() macros return non-zero if and only if x is an infinity, NaN, or a non-zero normalized number, respectively.

The symbol isnanf() is provided as an alias to isnan() for compatibility, and its use is deprecated. Similarly, finite() and finitef() are deprecated versions of isfinite().

SEE ALSO

isgreater(3), math(3), signbit(3)

STANDARDS

The fpclassify(), isfinite(), isinf(), isnan(), and isnormal() macros conform to ISO/IEC 9899:1999 ("ISO C99").

HISTORY

The fpclassify(), isfinite(), isinf(), isnan(), and isnormal() macros were added in FreeBSD 5.1 . BSD 3 introduced isinf() and isnan() functions, which accepted double arguments; these have been superseded by the macros described above.

FPCLASSIFY (3) January 26, 2005

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