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

# NAME¶

hypot, hypotf, hypotl - Euclidean distance function

# SYNOPSIS¶

```#include <math.h>

double hypot(double x, double y);

float hypotf(float x, float y);

long double hypotl(long double x, long double y);
```

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
hypot():
_BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE || _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;

or cc -std=c99

hypotf(), hypotl():
_BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;

or cc -std=c99

# DESCRIPTION¶

The hypot() function returns sqrt(x*x+y*y). This is the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle with sides of length x and y, or the distance of the point (x,y) from the origin.
The calculation is performed without undue overflow or underflow during the intermediate steps of the calculation.

# RETURN VALUE¶

On success, these functions return the length of a right-angled triangle with sides of length x and y.
If x or y is an infinity, positive infinity is returned.
If x or y is a NaN, and the other argument is not an infinity, a NaN is returned.
If the result overflows, a range error occurs, and the functions return HUGE_VAL, HUGE_VALF, or HUGE_VALL, respectively.
If both arguments are subnormal, and the result is subnormal, a range error occurs, and the correct result is returned.

# 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: result overflow
errno is set to ERANGE. An overflow floating-point exception (FE_OVERFLOW) is raised.
Range error: result underflow
An underflow floating-point exception (FE_UNDERFLOW) is raised.
These functions do not set errno for this case.

# CONFORMING TO¶

C99, POSIX.1-2001. The variant returning double also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD.