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



NAME
       fmax, fmaxf, fmaxl - determine maximum of two floating-point numbers

SYNOPSIS
       #include <math.h>

       double fmax(double x, double y);
       float fmaxf(float x, float y);
       long double fmaxl(long double x, long double y);

       Link with -lm.

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

       fmax(), fmaxf(), fmaxl(): _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE; or cc -std=c99

DESCRIPTION
       These functions return the larger value of x and y.

RETURN VALUE
       These functions return the maximum of x and y.

       If one argument is a NaN, the other argument is returned.

       If both arguments are NaN, a NaN is returned.

ERRORS
       No errors occur.

VERSIONS
       These functions first appeared in glibc in version 2.1.

CONFORMING TO
       C99, POSIX.1-2001.

SEE ALSO
       fmin(3)

COLOPHON
       This  page  is part of release 3.22 of the Linux man-pages project.  A description of the project, and informa-
       tion about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



                                  2008-08-11                           FMAX(3)