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

significand, significandf, significandl - get mantissa of floating-point number

#include <math.h>
double significand(double x);
float significandf(float x);
long double significandl(long double x);

Link with -lm.

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

significand(), significandf(), significandl():


/* Since glibc 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE
|| /* Glibc <= 2.19: */ _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE

These functions return the mantissa of x scaled to the range [1,2). They are equivalent to


scalb(x, (double) -ilogb(x))

This function exists mainly for use in certain standardized tests for IEEE 754 conformance.

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

Interface Attribute Value
significand (), significandf (), significandl () Thread safety MT-Safe

These functions are nonstandard; the double version is available on a number of other systems.

ilogb(3), scalb(3)

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