SCALBLN(3) Linux Programmer's Manual SCALBLN(3)NAME
scalbn, scalbnf, scalbnl, scalbln, scalblnf, scalblnl - multiply float‐
ing-point number by integral power of radix
double scalbln(double x, long int exp);
float scalblnf(float x, long int exp);
long double scalblnl(long double x, long int exp);
double scalbn(double x, int exp);
float scalbnf(float x, int exp);
long double scalbnl(long double x, int exp);
Link with -lm.
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
scalbln(), scalblnf(), scalblnl(): _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 ||
_ISOC99_SOURCE; or cc -std=c99
scalbn(), scalbnf(), scalbnl(): _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE ||
_XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE; or cc -std=c99
These functions multiply their first argument x by FLT_RADIX (probably
2) to the power of exp, that is:
x * FLT_RADIX ** exp
The definition of FLT_RADIX can be obtained by including <float.h>.
On success, these functions return x * FLT_RADIX ** exp.
If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned.
If x is positive infinity (negative infinity), positive infinity (nega‐
tive infinity) is returned.
If x is +0 (-0), +0 (-0) is returned.
If the result overflows, a range error occurs, and the functions return
HUGE_VAL, HUGE_VALF, or HUGE_VALL, respectively, with a sign the same
If the result underflows, a range error occurs, and the functions
return zero, with a sign the same as x.
See math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an error
has occurred when calling these functions.
The following errors can occur:
Range error, overflow
An overflow floating-point exception (FE_OVERFLOW) is raised.
Range error, underflow
An underflow floating-point exception (FE_UNDERFLOW) is raised.
These functions do not set errno.
These functions first appeared in glibc in version 2.1.
These functions differ from the obsolete functions described in
scalb(3) in the type of their second argument. The functions described
on this page have a second argument of an integral type, while those in
scalb(3) have a second argument of type double.
If FLT_RADIX equals 2 (which is usual), then scalbn() is equivalent to
SEE ALSOldexp(3), scalb(3)COLOPHON
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