Manual Reference Pages  - LOG2 (3)

NAME

log2, log2f, log2l - base-2 logarithmic function

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Return Value
Errors
Versions
Colophon

SYNOPSIS


#include <math.h> 

double log2(double x);
float log2f(float x);
long double log2l(long double x);

Link with -lm.

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

log2(), log2f(), log2l():

_XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
or cc -std=c99

DESCRIPTION

The log2() function returns the base 2 logarithm of x.

RETURN VALUE

On success, these functions return the base 2 logarithm of x.

For special cases, including where x is 0, 1, negative, infinity, or NaN, see log(3).

ERRORS

See math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an error has occurred when calling these functions.

For a discussion of the errors that can occur for these functions, see log(3).

VERSIONS

These functions first appeared in glibc in version 2.1.

CONFORMING TO

C99, POSIX.1-2001. The variant returning double also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD.

SEE ALSO

cbrt(3), clog2(3), log(3), log10(3), sqrt(3)

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.44 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


LOG2 (3) 2010-09-12
blog comments powered by Disqus