log, logf, logl - natural logarithmic function
#include <math.h> double log(double x); float logf(float x); long double logl(long double x);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
These functions return the natural logarithm of
On success, these functions return the natural logarithm of
x is a NaN, a NaN is returned.
x is 1, the result is +0.
x is positive infinity, positive infinity is returned.
x is zero, then a pole error occurs, and the functions return -HUGE_VAL, -HUGE_VALF, or -HUGE_VALL, respectively.
x is negative (including negative infinity), then a domain error occurs, and a NaN (not a number) is returned.
See math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an error has occurred when calling these functions.
The following errors can occur:
errno is set to EDOM. An invalid floating-point exception (FE_INVALID) is raised.
errno is set to ERANGE. A divide-by-zero floating-point exception (FE_DIVBYZERO) is raised.
C99, POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.
The variant returning
double also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89.
In glibc 2.5 and earlier, taking the log() of a NaN produces a bogus invalid floating-point (FE_INVALID) exception.
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