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FMAX(3P)                   POSIX Programmer's Manual                  FMAX(3P)



PROLOG
       This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer's Manual.  The Linux implementation of this interface may dif-
       fer (consult the corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or the interface  may  not  be
       implemented on Linux.

NAME
       fmax, fmaxf, fmaxl - determine maximum numeric value 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);


DESCRIPTION
       These functions shall determine the maximum numeric value of their arguments. NaN arguments shall be treated as
       missing data: if one argument is a NaN and the other numeric, then these functions  shall  choose  the  numeric
       value.

RETURN VALUE
       Upon successful completion, these functions shall return the maximum numeric value of their arguments.

       If just one argument is a NaN, the other argument shall be returned.

       If x and y are NaN, a NaN shall be returned.

ERRORS
       No errors are defined.

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES
       None.

APPLICATION USAGE
       None.

RATIONALE
       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
       None.

SEE ALSO
       fdim(), fmin(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <math.h>

COPYRIGHT
       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Stan-
       dard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base  Specifica-
       tions  Issue  6,  Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The
       Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Stan-
       dard,  the  original  IEEE  and  The  Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be
       obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .



IEEE/The Open Group                  2003                             FMAX(3P)