std::nextafter,std::nextafterf,std::nextafterl,std::nexttoward,std::nexttowardf, (3) - Linux Man Pages

std::nextafter,std::nextafterf,std::nextafterl,std::nexttoward,std::nexttowardf,: std::nextafter,std::nextafterf,std::nextafterl,std::nexttoward,std::nexttowardf,


std::nextafter,std::nextafterf,std::nextafterl,std::nexttoward,std::nexttowardf, - std::nextafter,std::nextafterf,std::nextafterl,std::nexttoward,std::nexttowardf,


Defined in header <cmath>
float nextafter float from, float to );                    (1) (since C++11)
float nextafterf( float from, float to );
double nextafter double from, double to );                 (2) (since C++11)
long double nextafter long double from, long double to );  (3) (since C++11)
long double nextafterl( long double from, long double to );
Promoted nextafter Arithmetic1 from, Arithmetic2 to );     (4) (since C++11)
float nexttoward float from, long double to );             (5) (since C++11)
float nexttowardf( float from, long double to );
double nexttoward double from, long double to );           (6) (since C++11)
long double nexttoward long double from, long double to ); (7) (since C++11)
long double nexttowardl( long double from, long double to );
double nexttoward IntegralType from, long double to );     (8) (since C++11)

Returns the next representable value of from in the direction of to.

1-3) If from equals to to, to is returned.
5-7) If from equals to to, to is returned, converted from long double to the return
type of the function without loss of range or precision.
4) A set of overloads or a function template for all combinations of arguments of
arithmetic type not covered by (1-3). If any argument has integral type, it is cast
to double. If any argument is long double, then the return type Promoted is also
long double, otherwise the return type is always double.
8) A set of overloads or a function template accepting the from argument of any
integral type. Equivalent to (6) (the argument is cast to double).


from, to - floating point values

Return value

If no errors occur, the next representable value of from in the direction of to. is
returned. If from equals to, then to is returned.

If a range error due to overflow occurs, ±HUGE_VAL, ±HUGE_VALF, or ±HUGE_VALL is
returned (with the same sign as from)

If a range error occurs due to underflow, the correct result is returned.

Error handling

Errors are reported as specified in math_errhandling.

If the implementation supports IEEE floating-point arithmetic (IEC 60559),

  if from is finite, but the expected result is an infinity, raises FE_INEXACT and
  if from does not equal to and the result is subnormal or zero, raises FE_INEXACT
  in any case, the returned value is independent of the current rounding mode
  if either from or to is NaN, NaN is returned


POSIX specifies that the overflow and the underflow conditions are range errors
(errno may be set)

IEC 60559 recommends that from is returned whenever from==to. These functions return
to instead, which makes the behavior around zero consistent: std::nextafter(-0.0,
+0.0) returns +0.0 and std::nextafter(+0.0, -0.0) returns –0.0.


// Run this code

 #include <cmath>
 #include <iomanip>
 #include <iostream>
 #include <cfloat>
 #include <cfenv>

 int main()
  float from1 0, to1 std::nextafter(from1, 1.f);
  std::cout << "The next representable float after << std::setprecision(20) << from1
      << is << to1
      << std::hexfloat << (" << to1 << ")\n" << std::defaultfloat;

  float from2 1, to2 std::nextafter(from2, 2.f);
  std::cout << "The next representable float after << from2 << is << to2
      << std::hexfloat << (" << to2 << ")\n" << std::defaultfloat;

  double from3 std::nextafter(0.1, 0), to3 0.1;
  std::cout << "The number 0.1 lies between two valid doubles:\n"
      << std::setprecision(56) <<    << from3
      << std::hexfloat << (" << from3 << ')' << std::defaultfloat
      << "\nand << to3 << std::hexfloat << (" << to3 << ")\n"
      << std::defaultfloat << std::setprecision(20);

  // difference between nextafter and nexttoward:
  long double dir std::nextafter(from1, 1.0L); // first subnormal long double
  float x nextafter(from1, dir); // first converts dir to float, giving 0
  std::cout << "With nextafter, next float after << from1 << is << << '\n';
  std::nexttoward(from1, dir);
  std::cout << "With nexttoward, next float after << from1 << is << << '\n';

  // special values
double from4 DBL_MAX, to4 std::nextafter(from4, INFINITY);
std::cout << "The next representable double after << std::setprecision(6)
          << from4 << std::hexfloat << (" << from4 << ')'
          << std::defaultfloat << is << to4
          << std::hexfloat << (" << to4 << ")\n" << std::defaultfloat;
if(std::fetestexcept(FE_OVERFLOW)) std::cout <<   raised FE_OVERFLOW\n";
if(std::fetestexcept(FE_INEXACT)) std::cout <<   raised FE_INEXACT\n";
  // end FENV_ACCESS block

  float from5 0.0, to5 std::nextafter(from5, -0.0);
  std::cout << "std::nextafter(+0.0, -0.0) gives << std::fixed << to5 << '\n';


 The next representable float after 0 is 1.4012984643248170709e-45 (0x1p-149)
 The next representable float after 1 is 1.0000001192092895508 (0x1.000002p+0)
 The number 0.1 lies between two valid doubles:
  0.09999999999999999167332731531132594682276248931884765625 (0x1.9999999999999p-4)
 and 0.1000000000000000055511151231257827021181583404541015625 (0x1.999999999999ap-4)
 With nextafter, next float after 0 is 0
 With nexttoward, next float after 0 is 1.4012984643248170709e-45
 The next representable double after 1.79769e+308 (0x1.fffffffffffffp+1023) is inf (inf)
 raised FE_INEXACT
 std::nextafter(+0.0, -0.0) gives -0.000000

See also