remainderl

       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 x-n*y, where n is the value x / y, rounded  to  the
       nearest integer.  If the absolute value of x-n*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 floating-point remainder, x-n*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.

              errno  is  set  to  EDOM.   An  invalid floating-point exception
              (FE_INVALID) is raised.

CONFORMING TO
       The functions remainder(), remainderf(), and remainderl() are specified
       in C99 and POSIX.1-2001.

       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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