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cosh, coshf, coshl - hyperbolic cosine function


c99 [ flag... ] file... -lm [ library... ] #include <math.h>

double cosh(double x);

float coshf(float x);

long double coshl(long double x);


These functions compute the hyperbolic cosine of their argument x.

Return Values

Upon successful completion, these functions return the hyperbolic cosine of x.

If the correct value would cause overflow, a range error occurs and cosh(), coshf(), and coshl() return the value of the macro HUGE_VAL, HUGE_VALF, and HUGE_VALL, respectively.

If x is NaN, a NaN is returned.

If x is +-0, 1.0 is returned.

If x is +-Inf, +-Inf is returned.

For exceptional cases, matherr(3M) tabulates the values to be returned by cosh() as specified by SVID3 and XPG3.


These functions will fail if:

Range Error
The result would cause an overflow.

If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) is non-zero, the overflow floatingpoint exception is raised.

The cosh() function sets errno to ERANGE if the result would cause an overflow.


An application wanting to check for exceptions should call feclearexcept(FE_ALL_EXCEPT) before calling these functions. On return, if fetestexcept(FE_INVALID | FE_DIVBYZERO | FE_OVERFLOW | FE_UNDERFLOW) is non-zero, an exception has been raised. An application should either examine the return value or check the floating point exception flags to detect exceptions.

An application can also set errno to 0 before calling cosh(). On return, if errno is non-zero, an error has occurred. The coshf() and coshl() functions do not set errno.


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

tab() allbox; cw(2.750000i)| cw(2.750000i) lw(2.750000i) lw(2.750000i). ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE Interface StabilityStandard MT-LevelMT-Safe

See Also

acosh(3M) , feclearexcept(3M) , fetestexcept(3M) , isnan(3M) , math.h(3HEAD) , matherr(3M) , sinh(3M) , tanh(3M) , attributes(5) , standards(5)

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