_cabs

Calculates the absolute value of a complex number.

Syntax

double _cabs(
   struct _complex z
);

Parameters

z
Complex number.

Return Value

_cabs returns the absolute value of its argument if successful. On overflow, _cabs returns HUGE_VAL and sets errno to ERANGE. You can change error handling with _matherr.

Remarks

The _cabs function calculates the absolute value of a complex number, which must be a structure of type _complex. The structure z is composed of a real component x and an imaginary component y. A call to _cabs produces a value equivalent to that of the expression sqrt( z.x * z.x + z.y * z.y ).

Requirements

Routine Required header
_cabs <math.h>

For more compatibility information, see Compatibility.

Example

// crt_cabs.c
// Using _cabs, this program calculates
// the absolute value of a complex number.

#include <math.h>
#include <stdio.h>

int main( void )
{
   struct _complex number = { 3.0, 4.0 };
   double d;

   d = _cabs( number );
   printf( "The absolute value of %f + %fi is %f\n",
           number.x, number.y, d );
}
The absolute value of 3.000000 + 4.000000i is 5.000000

See also

Floating-Point Support
abs, labs, llabs, _abs64
fabs, fabsf, fabsl