ROUND(3) Linux Programmer's Manual ROUND(3)
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 feature_test_macros(7)):
round(), roundf(), roundl():
_XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
or cc -std=c99
These functions round x to the nearest integer, but round halfway cases away from zero
(regardless of the current rounding direction, see fenv(3)), instead of to the nearest
even integer like rint(3).
For example, round(0.5) is 1.0, and round(-0.5) is -1.0.
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.
Multithreading (see pthreads(7))
The round(), roundf(), and roundl() functions are thread-safe.
POSIX.1-2001 contains text about overflow (which might set errno to ERANGE, or raise an
FE_OVERFLOW exception). 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,
If you want to store the rounded value in an integer type, you probably want to use one of
the functions described in lround(3) instead.
ceil(3), floor(3), lround(3), nearbyint(3), rint(3), trunc(3)
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