pmNumberStr (3) - Linux Man Pages
pmNumberStr: fixed width output format for numbers
NAMEpmNumberStr, pmNumberStr_r - fixed width output format for numbers
C SYNOPSIS#include <pcp/pmapi.h>
const char *pmNumberStr(double value);
char *pmNumberStr_r(double value, char *buf, int buflen);
DESCRIPTIONpmNumberStr returns the address of a 8-byte buffer that holds a null-byte terminated representation of value suitable for output with fixed width fields. The pmNumberStr_r function does the same, but stores the result in a user-supplied buffer buf of length buflen, which should have room for at least 8 bytes.
The value is scaled using multipliers in powers of ``one thousand'' (the decimal ``kilo'') and has a bias that provides greater precision for positive numbers as opposed to negative numbers.
The format depends on the sign and magnitude of value as follows (d represents a decimal digit):
NOTESpmNumberStr returns a pointer to a static buffer and hence is not thread-safe. Multi-threaded applications should use pmNumberStr_r instead.