Java.lang.Math.ulp() Method


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Description

The java.lang.Math.ulp(double d) returns the size of an ulp of the argument. An ulp of a double value is the positive distance between this floating-point value and the double value next larger in magnitude. Note that for non-NaN x, ulp(-x) == ulp(x). Special Cases −

  • If the argument is NaN, then the result is NaN.

  • If the argument is positive or negative infinity, then the result is positive infinity.

  • If the argument is positive or negative zero, then the result is Double.MIN_VALUE.

  • If the argument is Double.MAX_VALUE, then the result is equal to 2971.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.Math.ulp() method

public static double ulp(double d)

Parameters

d − the floating-point value whose ulp is to be returned

Return Value

This method returns the size of an ulp of the argument

Exception

NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of lang.Math.ulp() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class MathDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

      // get two double numbers numbers
      double x = 956.294;
      double y = 123.1;

      // print the ulp of these doubles
      System.out.println("Math.ulp(" + x + ")=" + Math.ulp(x));
      System.out.println("Math.ulp(" + y + ")=" + Math.ulp(y));
   }
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result −

Math.ulp(956.294)=1.1368683772161603E-13
Math.ulp(123.1)=1.4210854715202004E-14

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