# floor, floorf

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Calculates the floor of a value.

```double floor(
double x
);
float floor(
float x
); // C++ only
long double floor(
long double x
); // C++ only
float floorf(
float x
);
```

#### Parameter

x
Floating-point value.

#### Return Value

The floor function returns a floating-point value representing the largest integer that is less than or equal to x. There is no error return.

Input SEH Exception Matherr Exception
± QNAN,IND none _DOMAIN

floor has an implementation that uses Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2). See _set_SSE2_enable for information and restrictions on using the SSE2 implementation.

#### Remarks

C++ allows overloading, so you can call overloads of floor. In a C program, floor always takes and returns a double.

#### Requirements

floor, floorf <math.h> ANSI, Win 98, Win Me, Win NT, Win 2000, Win XP

For additional compatibility information, see Compatibility in the Introduction.

Libraries

All versions of the C run-time libraries.

#### Example

```// crt_floor.c
/* This example displays the largest integers
* less than or equal to the floating-point values 2.8
* and -2.8. It then shows the smallest integers greater
* than or equal to 2.8 and -2.8.
*/

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

int main( void )
{
double y;

y = floor( 2.8 );
printf( "The floor of 2.8 is %f\n", y );
y = floor( -2.8 );
printf( "The floor of -2.8 is %f\n", y );

y = ceil( 2.8 );
printf( "The ceil of 2.8 is %f\n", y );
y = ceil( -2.8 );
printf( "The ceil of -2.8 is %f\n", y );
}
```

#### Output

```The floor of 2.8 is 2.000000
The floor of -2.8 is -3.000000
The ceil of 2.8 is 3.000000
The ceil of -2.8 is -2.000000
```