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Linux 2.6 - man page for expm1 (linux section 3)

EXPM1(3)			    Linux Programmer's Manual				 EXPM1(3)

NAME
       expm1, expm1f, expm1l - exponential minus 1

SYNOPSIS
       #include <math.h>

       double expm1(double x);
       float expm1f(float x);
       long double expm1l(long double x);

       Link with -lm.

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       expm1():
	   _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500 ||
	   _XOPEN_SOURCE && _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED || _ISOC99_SOURCE ||
	   _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
	   or cc -std=c99
       expm1f(), expm1l():
	   _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE ||
	   _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
	   or cc -std=c99

DESCRIPTION
       expm1(x) returns a value equivalent to

	   exp(x) - 1

       It is computed in a way that is accurate even if the value of x is near zero--a case where
       exp(x) - 1 would be inaccurate due to subtraction of two numbers that are nearly equal.

RETURN VALUE
       On success, these functions return exp(x) - 1.

       If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned.

       If x is +0 (-0), +0 (-0) is returned.

       If x is positive infinity, positive infinity is returned.

       If x is negative infinity, -1 is returned.

       If  the	result	overflows,  a  range  error  occurs,  and the functions return -HUGE_VAL,
       -HUGE_VALF, or -HUGE_VALL, respectively.

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  (but	see  BUGS).  An overflow floating-point exception
	      (FE_OVERFLOW) is raised.

ATTRIBUTES
   Multithreading (see pthreads(7))
       The expm1(), expm1f(), and expm1l() functions are thread-safe.

CONFORMING TO
       C99, POSIX.1-2001.

BUGS
       For some large negative x values (where the function result approaches -1), expm1() raises
       a bogus underflow floating-point exception.

       For  some large positive x values, expm1() raises a bogus invalid floating-point exception
       in addition to the expected overflow exception, and returns  a  NaN  instead  of  positive
       infinity.

       Before  version	2.11,  the  glibc implementation did not set errno to ERANGE when a range
       error occurred.

SEE ALSO
       exp(3), log(3), log1p(3)

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 3.55 of the Linux man-pages project.  A  description  of  the
       project,     and    information	  about    reporting	bugs,	 can	be    found    at
       http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

					    2013-10-14					 EXPM1(3)


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