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EXPM1(3)		   Linux Programmer's Manual		      EXPM1(3)

NAME
       expm1, expm1f, expm1l - exponential minus 1

SYNOPSIS
       #include <math.h>

       double expm1(double x);
       float expm1f(float x);
       long double expm1l(long double x);

       Link with -lm.

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       expm1():
	   _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500 ||
	   _XOPEN_SOURCE && _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED || _ISOC99_SOURCE ||
	   _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
	   or cc -std=c99
       expm1f(), expm1l():
	   _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 ||
	   _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
	   or cc -std=c99

DESCRIPTION
       expm1(x) returns a value equivalent to

	   exp(x) - 1

       It is computed in a way that is accurate even if the value of x is near
       zero—a  case where exp(x) - 1 would be inaccurate due to subtraction of
       two numbers that are nearly equal.

RETURN VALUE
       On success, these functions return exp(x) - 1.

       If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned.

       If x is +0 (-0), +0 (-0) is returned.

       If x is positive infinity, positive infinity is returned.

       If x is negative infinity, -1 is returned.

       If the result overflows, a range error occurs, and the functions return
       -HUGE_VAL, -HUGE_VALF, or -HUGE_VALL, respectively.

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:

       Range error, overflow
	      errno is set to ERANGE (but see BUGS).   An  overflow  floating-
	      point exception (FE_OVERFLOW) is raised.

CONFORMING TO
       C99, POSIX.1-2001.

BUGS
       For  some large negative x values (where the function result approaches
       -1), expm1() raises a bogus underflow floating-point exception.

       For some large positive x values, expm1() raises a bogus invalid float‐
       ing-point exception in addition to the expected overflow exception, and
       returns a NaN instead of positive infinity.

       Before version 2.11, the glibc implementation  did  not	set  errno  to
       ERANGE when a range error occurred.

SEE ALSO
       exp(3), log(3), log1p(3)

COLOPHON
       This  page  is  part of release 3.54 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
       description of the project, and information about reporting  bugs,  can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

				  2010-09-12			      EXPM1(3)
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