REMAINDER
Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 20100920
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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 zeroerrno

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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manpages
project.
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and the latest version of this page,
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http://www.kernel.org/doc/manpages/.
Index
 NAME

 SYNOPSIS

 DESCRIPTION

 RETURN VALUE

 ERRORS

 CONFORMING TO

 BUGS

 EXAMPLE

 SEE ALSO

 COLOPHON
