# fmax (3p) - Linux Manuals

## fmax: determine maximum numeric value of two floating-point

## 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

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

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

## APPLICATION USAGE

## RATIONALE

## 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 .