SpiceInt brckti_c ( SpiceInt number,
SpiceInt end2 )
Bracket a number. That is, given a number and an acceptable
interval, make sure that the number is contained in the
interval. (If the number is already in the interval, leave it
alone. If not, set it to the nearest endpoint of the interval.)
VARIABLE I/O DESCRIPTION
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number I Number to be bracketed.
end1 I One of the bracketing endpoints for number.
end2 I The other bracketing endpoint for number.
The function returns the bracketed number.
number is the number to be bracketed. That is, the
value of number is constrained to lie in the
interval bounded by end1 and end2.
end2 are the lower and upper bounds for number. The
order is not important.
The function returnes the input number, if it was already in the
interval provided. Otherwise the returned value is the nearest
bound of the interval.
This routine provides a shorthand notation for code fragments
like the following
if ( number < end 1 )
number = end1;
else if ( number > end2 )
number = end2;
which occur frequently during the processing of program inputs.
The following illustrates the operation of brckti_c.
brckti_c ( -1, 1, 10 ) = 1.0;
brckti_c ( 29, 1, 10 ) = 10.0;
brckti_c ( 3, -10, 10 ) = 3.0;
brckti_c ( 3, -10, -1 ) = -1.0;
The following code fragment illustrates a typical use for brckti_c.
Number of time steps must be in the range 1-10.
prompt_c ( "Enter number of time steps > ", 80, nStr );
prsint_c ( nStr, &n );
nstep = brckti_c ( n, 1, 10 );
N.J. Bachman (JPL)
W.L. Taber (JPL)
I.M. Underwood (JPL)
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bracket an integer value within an interval