half_divide, native_divide

Division functions.

gentype half_divide ( gentype x,
  gentype y)
gentype native_divide ( gentype x,
  gentype y)


half_divide computes x / y.

native_divide computes x / y over an implementation-defined range. The maximum error is implementation-defined.

The vector versions of the math functions operate component-wise. The description is per-component.

The built-in math functions are not affected by the prevailing rounding mode in the calling environment, and always return the same value as they would if called with the round to nearest even rounding mode.

For any specific use of a function, the actual type has to be the same for all arguments and the return type, unless otherwise specified.

Half and Native forms

A subset of Math functions (table 6.8) are defined with the half_ prefix. These functions are implemented with a minimum of 10-bits of accuracy i.e. an ULP value ≤ 8192 ulp.

A subset of Math functions (table 6.8) are defined with the native_ prefix. These functions may map to one or more native device instructions and will typically have better performance compared to the corresponding functions (without the native__ prefix). The accuracy (and in some cases the input range(s)) of these functions is implementation-defined.

For the half and native forms, we use the generic type name gentype to indicate that the functions (table 6.9) can take float, float2, float3, float4, float8 or float16 as the type for the arguments.

Support for denormal values is optional for half_ functions. The half_ functions may return any result allowed by section 7.5.3, even when -cl-denorms-are-zero (see section is not in force. Support for denormal values is implementation-defined for native_ functions.


OpenCL Specification

Also see

Math Functions

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