EXP(3P)
 EXP(3P) POSIX Programmer's Manual EXP(3P)

# PROLOG

This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer's Manual. The Linux implementation of this interface may differ (consult the corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or the interface may not be implemented on Linux.

# NAME

exp, expf, expl - exponential function

# SYNOPSIS

#include <math.h>

double exp(double x );

float expf(float x );

long double expl(long double x );

# DESCRIPTION

These functions shall compute the base- e exponential of 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 exponential value of x.

If the correct value would cause overflow, a range error shall occur and exp(), expf(), and expl() shall return the value of the macro HUGE_VAL, HUGE_VALF, and HUGE_VALL, respectively.

If the correct value would cause underflow, and is not representable, a range error may occur, and either 0.0 (if supported), or an implementation-defined value shall be returned.

If x is NaN, a NaN shall be returned.

If x is ±0, 1 shall be returned.

If x is -Inf, +0 shall be returned.

If x is +Inf, x shall be returned.

If the correct value would cause underflow, and is representable, a range error may occur and the correct value shall be returned.

# ERRORS

These functions shall fail if:
Range Error
The result overflows.

If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERRNO) is non-zero, then errno shall be set to [ERANGE]. If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) is non-zero, then the overflow floating-point exception shall be raised.

These functions may fail if:

Range Error
The result underflows.

If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERRNO) is non-zero, then errno shall be set to [ERANGE]. If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) is non-zero, then the underflow floating-point exception shall be raised.

The following sections are informative.

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# APPLICATION USAGE

Note that for IEEE Std 754-1985 double, 709.8 < x implies exp( x) has overflowed. The value x < -708.4 implies exp( x) has underflowed.

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.

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