
REMAINDER(3) Linux Programmer's Manual REMAINDER(3)
NAME
drem, dremf, dreml, remainder, remainderf, remainderl  floatingpoint remainder function
SYNOPSIS
#include <math.h>
/* The C99 versions */
double remainder(double x, double y);
float remainderf(float x, float y);
long double remainderl(long double x, long double y);
/* Obsolete synonyms */
double drem(double x, double y);
float dremf(float x, float y);
long double dreml(long double x, long double y);
Link with lm.
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
remainder():
_SVID_SOURCE  _BSD_SOURCE  _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500 
_XOPEN_SOURCE && _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED  _ISOC99_SOURCE 
_POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
or cc std=c99
remainderf(), remainderl():
_BSD_SOURCE  _SVID_SOURCE  _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600  _ISOC99_SOURCE 
_POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
or cc std=c99
drem(), dremf(), dreml():
_SVID_SOURCE  _BSD_SOURCE
DESCRIPTION
The remainder() function computes the remainder of dividing x by y. The return value is
xn*y, where n is the value x / y, rounded to the nearest integer. If the absolute value
of xn*y is 0.5, n is chosen to be even.
These functions are unaffected by the current rounding mode (see fenv(3)).
The drem() function does precisely the same thing.
RETURN VALUE
On success, these functions return the floatingpoint remainder, xn*y. If the return
value is 0, it has the sign of x.
If x or y is a NaN, a NaN is returned.
If x is an infinity, and y is not a NaN, a domain error occurs, and a NaN is returned.
If y is zero, and x is not a NaN, a domain error occurs, and a NaN is returned.
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:
Domain error: x is an infinity and y is not a NaN
An invalid floatingpoint exception (FE_INVALID) is raised.
These functions do not set errno for this case.
Domain error: y is zero
errno is set to EDOM. An invalid floatingpoint exception (FE_INVALID) is raised.
CONFORMING TO
The functions remainder(), remainderf(), and remainderl() are specified in C99 and
POSIX.12001.
The function drem() is from 4.3BSD. The float and long double variants dremf() and
dreml() exist on some systems, such as Tru64 and glibc2. Avoid the use of these functions
in favor of remainder() etc.
BUGS
The call
remainder(nan(""), 0);
returns a NaN, as expected, but wrongly causes a domain error; it should yield a silent
NaN.
EXAMPLE
The call "remainder(29.0, 3.0)" returns 1.
SEE ALSO
div(3), fmod(3), remquo(3)
COLOPHON
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