ECVT(3)             Linux Programmer's Manual             ECVT(3)

NAME
       ecvt,  fcvt - convert a floating-point number to a string.

SYNOPSIS
       #include <stdlib.h>

       char *ecvt(double number, size_t ndigits, int *decpt,  int
       *sign);

       char  *fcvt(double number, size_t ndigits, int *decpt, int
       *sign);

DESCRIPTION
       The ecvt() function converts number to a  NULL  terminated
       string  of  ndigits  digits,  and returns a pointer to the
       string.  The string itself  does  not  contain  a  decimal
       point; however, the position of the decimal point relative
       to the start of the string is stored in decpt.  A negative
       value  for  decpt  means  that the decimal point is to the
       left of the start of the string.  If the sign of number is
       negative,  sign is set to a non-zero value, otherwise it's
       set to 0.

       The fcvt() function is identical to  ecvt(),  except  that
       ndigits  specifies  the number of digits after the decimal
       point.

RETURN VALUE
       Both the ecvt() and fcvt() functions return a pointer to a
       static  string containing the ASCII representation of num-
       ber.  The static string is overwritten  by  each  call  to
       ecvt() or fcvt().

SEE ALSO
       gcvt(3), sprintf(3)

                          March 28, 1993                        1