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NAMElog, logf, logl - natural logarithmic function
#include <math.h> double log(double x);
float logf(float x);
long double logl(long double x);
Link with -lm.
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
_BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE ||
_POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
or cc -std=c99
DESCRIPTIONThese functions return the natural logarithm of x.
RETURN VALUEOn success, these functions return the natural logarithm of x.
If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned.
If x is 1, the result is +0.
If x is positive infinity, positive infinity is returned.
If x is zero, then a pole error occurs, and the functions return -HUGE_VAL, -HUGE_VALF, or -HUGE_VALL, respectively.
ERRORSSee math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an error has occurred when calling these functions.
The following errors can occur:
- Domain error: x is negative
- errno is set to EDOM. An invalid floating-point exception (FE_INVALID) is raised.
- Pole error: x is zero
- errno is set to ERANGE. A divide-by-zero floating-point exception (FE_DIVBYZERO) is raised.
ATTRIBUTESFor an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
|log(), logf(), logl()||Thread safety||MT-Safe|
CONFORMING TOC99, POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.
BUGSIn glibc 2.5 and earlier, taking the log() of a NaN produces a bogus invalid floating-point (FE_INVALID) exception.
SEE ALSOcbrt(3), clog(3), log10(3), log1p(3), log2(3), sqrt(3)
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