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# scalbn(3) [freebsd man page]

```SCALBN(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 						 SCALBN(3)

NAME
scalbln, scalblnf, scalblnl, scalbn, scalbnf, scalbnl -- adjust exponent

LIBRARY
Math Library (libm, -lm)

SYNOPSIS
#include <math.h>

double
scalbln(double x, long n);

float
scalblnf(float x, long n);

long double
scalblnl(long double x, long n);

double
scalbn(double x, int n);

float
scalbnf(float x, int n);

long double
scalbnl(long double x, int n);

DESCRIPTION
These routines return x*(2**n) computed by exponent manipulation.

ieee(3), math(3)

STANDARDS
These routines conform to ISO/IEC 9899:1999 (``ISO C99''), and they implement the Scalb function recommended by IEEE Std 754-1985.

HISTORY
The scalbn() and scalbnf() functions appeared in 4.3BSD and FreeBSD 2.0, respectively.  The scalbln() and scalblnf() functions first appeared
in FreeBSD 5.3, and scalblnl() and scalbln() in FreeBSD 6.0.

BSD								   March 4, 2005							       BSD```

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```scalbln(3M)						  Mathematical Library Functions					       scalbln(3M)

NAME
scalbln, scalblnf, scalblnl, scalbn, scalbnf, scalbnl - compute exponent using FLT_RADIX

SYNOPSIS
cc [ flag... ] file... -lm [ library... ]
#include <math.h>

double scalbln(double x, long n);

float scalblnf(float x, long n);

long double scalblnl(long double x, long n);

double scalbn(double x, int n);

float scalbnf(float x, int n);

long double scalbnl(long double x, int n);

DESCRIPTION
These functions compute x * FLT_RADIX**n efficiently, not normally by computing FLT_RADIX**n explicitly.

RETURN VALUES
Upon successful completion, these functions return x * FLT_RADIX**n.

If  the result would cause overflow, a range error occurs and these functions return +-HUGE_VAL, +-HUGE_VALF, and +-HUGE_VALL (according to
the sign of x) as appropriate for the return type of the function.

If x is NaN, a NaN is returned.

If x is +-0 or +-Inf, x is returned.

If x is 0, x is returned.

ERRORS
These functions will fail if:

Range Error     The result overflows.

If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) is non-zero, then the overflow  floating-point  exception	is
raised.

USAGE
An  application	wanting  to  check  for  exceptions should call feclearexcept(FE_ALL_EXCEPT) before calling these functions. On return, if
fetestexcept(FE_INVALID | FE_DIVBYZERO | FE_OVERFLOW | FE_UNDERFLOW) is non-zero, an exception  has  been  raised.  An  application  should
either examine the return value or check the floating point exception flags to detect exceptions.

ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

+-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
|      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
|Interface Stability	     |Standard			   |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
|MT-Level		     |MT-Safe			   |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------+