@stdlib/math-base-special-pdiff

Return the positive difference between `x` and `y`.

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Return the positive difference between x and y.

Installation

npm install @stdlib/math-base-special-pdiff

Usage

var pdiff = require( '@stdlib/math-base-special-pdiff' );

pdiff( x, y )

Returns the positive difference between x and y if x < y; otherwise, returns 0.

var v = pdiff( 4.2, 3.14 );
// returns 1.06

v = pdiff( 3.14, 4.2 );
// returns +0.0

v = pdiff( -0.0, +0.0 );
// returns +0.0

If any argument is NaN, the function returns NaN.

var v = pdiff( 4.2, NaN );
// returns NaN

v = pdiff( NaN, 3.14 );
// returns NaN

v = pdiff( NaN, NaN );
// returns NaN

Notes

  • This function is the equivalent of fdim in the C/C++ standard library.

Examples

var minstd = require( '@stdlib/random-base-minstd-shuffle' );
var pdiff = require( '@stdlib/math-base-special-pdiff' );

var x;
var y;
var v;
var i;

for ( i = 0; i < 100; i++ ) {
    x = minstd();
    y = minstd();
    v = pdiff( x, y );
    console.log( 'pdiff(%d,%d) = %d', x, y, v );
}

C APIs

Installation

npm install @stdlib/math-base-special-pdiff

Usage

#include "stdlib/math/base/special/pdiff.h

stdlib_base_pdiff( x, y )

Returns the positive difference between x and y.

double v = stdlib_base_pdiff( 4.0, 3.0 );
// returns 1.0

The function accepts the following arguments:

  • x: [in] double input value.
  • y: [in] double input value.
double stdlib_base_pdiff( const double x, const double y );

Examples

#include "stdlib/math/base/special/pdiff.h"
#include <stdio.h>

int main() {
    double x[] = { 3.0, 4.0, 6.0, 5.0 };

    double y;
    int i;
    for ( i = 0; i < 4; i += 2 ) {
        y = stdlib_base_pdiff( x[ i ], x[ i+1 ] );
        printf( "pdiff(%lf, %lf) = %lf\n", x[ i ], x[ i+1 ], y );
    }
}

Notice

This package is part of stdlib, a standard library for JavaScript and Node.js, with an emphasis on numerical and scientific computing. The library provides a collection of robust, high performance libraries for mathematics, statistics, streams, utilities, and more.

For more information on the project, filing bug reports and feature requests, and guidance on how to develop stdlib, see the main project repository.

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