drem(3) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

drem, dremf, dreml, remainder, remainderf, remainderl - floating-point 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.  

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 this quotient is 1/2, it is rounded to the nearest even number (independent of the current rounding mode). If the return value is 0, it has the sign of x.

The drem() function does precisely the same thing.  

RETURN VALUE

The remainder() function returns the remainder, unless y is zero, when the function fails and errno is set.  

ERRORS

EDOM
The denominator y is zero.
 

CONFORMING TO

IEC 60559. The three remainder*() functions are from C99. The function drem() is from BSD 4.3. The float and long double variants dremf() and dreml() exist on some systems, such as Tru64 and glibc2.  

EXAMPLE

The call "remainder(29.0, 3.0)" returns -1.  

SEE ALSO

fmod(3)