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Re: Improve clog, clog10 handling of values with real or imaginary part 1 (bug 13629)

On Wednesday, July 25, 2012 19:18:30 Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> Bug 13629 describes problems with clog near z=1 - which actually apply
> anywhere near |z|=1, as then the implementation is calling log for a
> value close to 1.
> This patch fixes some of those cases (for both clog and clog10): those
> where either the real or imaginary part has absolute value equal to 1
> (and the other part is small).  Those are the only cases where, for
> IEEE arithmetic, underflow may validly occur in computing the real
> part of the result, and so it's natural to deal with them separately
> from the other cases of |z|=1.  If x is 1, then the desired real part
> is log1p(y*y)/2 - there is an additional complication to ensure
> underflow exceptions in the case where log1p returns a normal value
> and the division by 2 happens to be exact (and this is further
> complicated on x86 by excess precision where underflow for float or
> double sometimes only occurs when the result actually gets converted
> to that type, not for intermediate computations).
> The remaining cases to fix separately are, I think, the case where the
> larger of the real and imaginary parts has absolute value above 1 but
> close to it (where log1p ((x-1)*(x+1) + y*y) will essentially work,
> subject to avoiding spurious underflow in calculating y*y), and the
> case where both have absolute value less than 1 but |z| is close to 1
> (requiring precision extension techniques for the intermediate
> calculation of x*x + y*y - 1, I think).
> Tested x86 and x86_64 and ulps updated accordingly.
> 2012-07-25  Joseph Myers  <>
> 	[BZ #13629]
> 	* math/s_clog.c (__clog): Use __log1p or direct log1p calculation
> 	if larger part has absolute value 1.0.
> 	* math/s_clog10.c (__clog10): Likewise.
> 	* math/s_clog10f.c (__clog10f): Likewise.
> 	* math/s_clog10l.c (__clog10l): Likewise.
> 	* math/s_clogf.c (__clogf): Likewise.
> 	* math/s_clogl.c (__clogl): Likewise.
> 	* math/ (clog_test): Add more tests.
> 	(clog10_test): Likewise.
> 	* sysdeps/i386/fpu/libm-test-ulps: Update.
> 	* sysdeps/x86_64/fpu/libm-test-ulps: Likewise.

Thanks, this is ok,

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