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round, roundf, roundl — round to nearest integer, away from zero


#include <math.h>

double round(double x);

float roundf(float x);

long double roundl(long double x);

Link with -lm.

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

round(), roundf(), roundl():



These functions round x to the nearest integer, but round halfway cases away from zero (regardless of the current rounding direction, see fenv(3)), instead of to the nearest even integer like rint(3).

For example, round(0.5) is 1.0, and round(-0.5) is -1.0.

Return Value

These functions return the rounded integer value.

If x is integral, +0, -0, NaN, or infinite, x itself is returned.


No errors occur. POSIX.1-2001 documents a range error for overflows, but see Notes.


These functions first appeared in glibc in version 2.1.


For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

round(), roundf(), roundl()Thread safetyMT-Safe

Conforming to

C99, POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.


POSIX.1-2001 contains text about overflow (which might set errno to ERANGE, or raise an FE_OVERFLOW exception). In practice, the result cannot overflow on any current machine, so this error-handling stuff is just nonsense. (More precisely, overflow can happen only when the maximum value of the exponent is smaller than the number of mantissa bits. For the IEEE-754 standard 32-bit and 64-bit floating-point numbers the maximum value of the exponent is 128 (respectively, 1024), and the number of mantissa bits is 24 (respectively, 53).)

If you want to store the rounded value in an integer type, you probably want to use one of the functions described in lround(3) instead.

See Also

ceil(3), floor(3), lround(3), nearbyint(3), rint(3), trunc(3)

Referenced By

ceil(3), floor(3), lrint(3), lround(3), rint(3), trunc(3).

Explore man page connections for round(3).

roundf(3) and roundl(3) are aliases of round(3).