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


       #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.

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

       remainder(): _SVID_SOURCE || _BSD_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500 ||
       _ISOC99_SOURCE; or cc -std=c99
       remainderf(), remainderl(): _SVID_SOURCE || _BSD_SOURCE ||
       _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE; or cc -std=c99
       drem(), dremf(), dreml(): _SVID_SOURCE || _BSD_SOURCE


       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 the absolute value of x-n*y is 0.5, n is chosen to
       be even.

       These  functions  are  unaffected  by  the  current  rounding mode (see

       The drem() function does precisely the same thing.


       On success, these functions return the floating-point remainder, x-n*y.
       If the return value is 0, it has the sign of x.

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

       If  x  is an infinity, and y is not a NaN, a domain error occurs, and a
       NaN is returned.

       If y is zero, and x is not a NaN, a domain error occurs, and a  NaN  is


       See  math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an error
       has occurred when calling these functions.

       The following errors can occur:

       Domain error: x is an infinity and y is not a NaN
              An invalid floating-point exception (FE_INVALID) is raised.

              These functions do not set errno for this case.

       Domain error: y is zero
              errno is set  to  EDOM.   An  invalid  floating-point  exception
              (FE_INVALID) is raised.


       The functions remainder(), remainderf(), and remainderl() are specified
       in C99 and POSIX.1-2001.

       The function drem() is from 4.3BSD.  The float and long double variants
       dremf()  and  dreml()  exist on some systems, such as Tru64 and glibc2.
       Avoid the use of these functions in favor of remainder() etc.


       The call

           remainder(nan(""), 0);

       returns a NaN, as expected, but  wrongly  causes  a  domain  error;  it
       should yield a silent NaN.


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


       div(3), fmod(3), remquo(3)


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                                  2009-02-04                      REMAINDER(3)