scalb(3) Library Functions Manual scalb(3)

# NAME¶

scalb, scalbf, scalbl - multiply floating-point number by integral power of radix (OBSOLETE)

# LIBRARY¶

Math library (libm, -lm)

# SYNOPSIS¶

`#include <math.h>`
```[[deprecated]] double scalb(double x, double exp);
[[deprecated]] float scalbf(float x, float exp);
[[deprecated]] long double scalbl(long double x, long double exp);```

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

scalb():

```
_XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500

|| /* Since glibc 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE

|| /* glibc <= 2.19: */ _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE```

scalbf(), scalbl():

```
_XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600

|| /* Since glibc 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE

|| /* glibc <= 2.19: */ _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE```

# DESCRIPTION¶

These functions multiply their first argument x by FLT_RADIX (probably 2) to the power of exp, that is:

```

The definition of FLT_RADIX can be obtained by including <float.h>.

# RETURN VALUE¶

On success, these functions return x * FLT_RADIX ** exp.

If x or exp is a NaN, a NaN is returned.

If x is positive infinity (negative infinity), and exp is not negative infinity, positive infinity (negative infinity) is returned.

If x is +0 (-0), and exp is not positive infinity, +0 (-0) is returned.

If x is zero, and exp is positive infinity, a domain error occurs, and a NaN is returned.

If x is an infinity, and exp is negative infinity, a domain error occurs, and a NaN 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 as x.

If the result underflows, a range error occurs, and the functions return zero, with a sign the same as x.

# 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:

errno is set to EDOM. An invalid floating-point exception (FE_INVALID) is raised.
errno is set to ERANGE. An overflow floating-point exception (FE_OVERFLOW) is raised.
errno is set to ERANGE. An underflow floating-point exception (FE_UNDERFLOW) is raised.

# ATTRIBUTES¶

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

 Interface Attribute Value scalb (), scalbf (), scalbl () Thread safety MT-Safe

None.

# HISTORY¶

4.3BSD. Obsolescent in POSIX.1-2001; Removed in POSIX.1-2008, recommending the use of scalbln(3), scalblnf(3), or scalblnl(3) instead.

# BUGS¶

Before glibc 2.20, these functions did not set errno for domain and range errors.