# Documentation/How Tos/Calc: EVEN function

From Apache OpenOffice Wiki

## EVEN

Rounds a number up, away from zero, to the next even integer.

### Syntax:

**EVEN(number)**

- returns
rounded to the next even integer up, away from zero.**number**

### Example:

**EVEN(2.3)**

- returns
.**4**

**EVEN(2)**

- returns
.**2**

**EVEN(0)**

- returns
.**0**

**EVEN(-0.5)**

- returns
.**-2**