# cbrt (3p) - Linux Man Pages

## cbrt: cube root functions

## PROLOG

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

cbrt, cbrtf, cbrtl - cube root functions

## SYNOPSIS

**#include <math.h>
**

**
double cbrt(double** *x***);
float cbrtf(float**

*x*

**);**

long double cbrtl(long double

long double cbrtl(long double

*x*

**);**

## DESCRIPTION

These functions shall compute the real cube root of their argument
*x*.

## RETURN VALUE

Upon successful completion, these functions shall return the cube
root of *x*.

If
*x* is NaN, a NaN shall be returned.

If *x* is ±0 or ±Inf, *x* shall be returned.

## ERRORS

No errors are defined.

*The following sections are informative.*

## EXAMPLES

## APPLICATION USAGE

## RATIONALE

For some applications, a true cube root function, which returns negative
results for negative arguments, is more appropriate
than *pow*( *x*, 1.0/3.0), which returns a NaN for *x*
less than 0.

## FUTURE DIRECTIONS

## COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications 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 Standard, 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 .