carg man page


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carg, cargf, cargl — complex argument functions


#include <complex.h>

double carg(double complex z);
float cargf(float complex z);
long double cargl(long double complex z);


The functionality described on this reference page is aligned with the ISO C standard. Any conflict between the requirements described here and the ISO C standard is unintentional. This volume of POSIX.1‐2008 defers to the ISO C standard.

These functions shall compute the argument (also called phase angle) of z, with a branch cut along the negative real axis.

Return Value

These functions shall return the value of the argument in the interval [-π, +π].


No errors are defined.

The following sections are informative.

See Also

cimag(), conj(), cproj()

The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, <complex.h>


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