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Function MOD, REM

Syntax

  • mod number divisormodulus
  • rem number divisorremainder

Arguments and Values

  • number - a real.
  • divisor - a real.
  • modulus, remainder - a real.

Description

mod and rem are generalizations of the modulus and remainder functions respectively.

mod performs the operation floor on number and divisor and returns the remainder of the floor operation.

rem performs the operation truncate on number and divisor and returns the remainder of the truncate operation.

mod and rem are the modulus and remainder functions when number and divisor are integers.

Examples

(rem -1 5)

-1

(mod -1 5)

4

(mod 13 4)

1

(rem 13 4)

1

(mod -13 4)

3

(rem -13 4)

-1

(mod 13 -4)

-3

(rem 13 -4)

1

(mod -13 -4)

-1

(rem -13 -4)

-1

(mod 13.4 1)

0.4

(rem 13.4 1)

0.4

(mod -13.4 1)

0.6

(rem -13.4 1)

-0.4

Side Effects

None.

Affected By

None.

Exceptional Situations

None.

See Also

Notes

The result of mod is either zero or a real with the same sign as divisor.

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