# sqrtf(3m) [sunos man page]

sqrt(3M) Mathematical Library Functions sqrt(3M)NAME

sqrt, sqrtf, sqrtl - square root functionSYNOPSIS

cc [ flag... ] file...[ library... ] #include <math.h> double sqrt(double x); float sqrtf(float x); long double sqrtl(long double x);-lmDESCRIPTION

These functions compute the square root of their argument x.RETURN VALUES

Upon successful completion, these functions return the square root of x. For finite values of x <, a domain error occurs and either a NaN (if supported) or an implementation-defined value is returned. If x is NaN, a NaN is returned. If x is +-0 or +Inf, x is returned. If x is-0, a domain error occurs and a NaN is returned.-InfERRORS

These functions will fail if: Domain Error The finite value of x is <or x is-0If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) is non-zero, the invalid floating-point exception is raised. The sqrt() function sets errno to EDOM if the value of x is negative.-Inf.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. An application can also set errno to 0 before calling sqrt(). On return, if errno is non-zero, an error has occurred. The sqrtf() and sqrtl() functions do not set errno.ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Standard | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |MT-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+SEE ALSO

feclearexcept(3M), fetestexcept(3M), isnan(3M), math.h(3HEAD), attributes(5), standards(5)SunOS 5.101 Nov 2003 sqrt(3M)

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SQRT(P)POSIX Programmer's Manual SQRT(P)NAME

sqrt, sqrtf, sqrtl - square root functionSYNOPSIS

#include <math.h> double sqrt(double x); float sqrtf(float x); long double sqrtl(long double x);DESCRIPTION

These functions shall compute the square root of their argument x, sqrt(x). An application wishing to check for error situations should set errno to zero and call feclearexcept(FE_ALL_EXCEPT) before calling these functions. On return, if errno is non-zero or fetestexcept(FE_INVALID | FE_DIVBYZERO | FE_OVERFLOW | FE_UNDERFLOW) is non-zero, an error has occurred.RETURN VALUE

Upon successful completion, these functions shall return the square root of x. For finite values of x <, a domain error shall occur, and either a NaN (if supported), or an implementation-defined value shall be returned. If x is NaN, a NaN shall be returned. If x is +-0 or +Inf, x shall be returned. If x is-0, a domain error shall occur, and either a NaN (if supported), or an implementation-defined value shall be returned.-InfERRORS

These functions shall fail if: Domain Error The finite value of x is <, or x is-0If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERRNO) is non-zero, then errno shall be set to [EDOM]. If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) is non-zero, then the invalid floating-point exception shall be raised. The following sections are informative.-Inf.EXAMPLES

Taking the Square Root of 9.0 #include <math.h> ... double x = 9.0; double result; ... result = sqrt(x);APPLICATION USAGE

On error, the expressions (math_errhandling & MATH_ERRNO) and (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) are independent of each other, but at least one of them must be non-zero.RATIONALE

None.FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.SEE ALSO

feclearexcept() , fetestexcept() , isnan() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, Section 4.18, Treatment of Error Condi- tions for Mathematical Functions, <math.h>, <stdio.h>COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technol- ogyPortable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .--IEEE

/The Open Group 2003 SQRT(P)