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NAMEsqrt, sqrtf, sqrtl - square root function
#include <math.h> double sqrt(double x);
float sqrtf(float x);
long double sqrtl(long double x);
Link with -lm.
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
DESCRIPTIONThe sqrt() function returns the non-negative square root of x.
RETURN VALUEOn success, these functions return the square root of x.
If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned.
If x is +0 (-0), +0 (-0) is returned.
If x is positive infinity, positive infinity is returned.
ERRORSSee 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 less than -0
- errno is set to EDOM. An invalid floating-point exception (FE_INVALID) is raised.
CONFORMING TOC99, POSIX.1-2001. The variant returning double also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89.
SEE ALSOcbrt(3), csqrt(3), hypot(3)
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