## @stdlib/math-base-special-fast-pow-int

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# Exponential Function

The exponential function is defined as

where b is the base and x is the exponent.

## Installation

npm install @stdlib/math-base-special-fast-pow-int

## Usage

var pow = require( '@stdlib/math-base-special-fast-pow-int' );

#### pow( base, exponent )

Evaluates the exponential function given a signed 32-bit integer exponent.

var v = pow( 2.0, 3 );
// returns 8.0

v = pow( 100.0, 0 );
// returns 1.0

v = pow( 3.14, 1 );
// returns 3.14

v = pow( -3.14, 1 );
// returns -3.14

v = pow( 2.0, -2 );
// returns 0.25

v = pow( NaN, 3 );
// returns NaN

## Notes

• This implementation is not recommended for high-precision applications due to error accumulation. As a trivial example, consider

var v = pow( 10.0, 308 );
// returns 1.0000000000000006e+308

where the expected result is 1.0e+308.

• If provided a negative exponent, the implementation first computes the reciprocal of the base and then evaluates the exponential function. This can introduce significant error. For example,

var v = pow( -459, -98 );
// returns 1.3878956588399783e-261

where the expected result is 1.3878956588399598e-261. From the bit sequences,

0000100111000101110110100000000111001011001011010001000101010110
0000100111000101110110100000000111001011001011010001000100000100


one observes that the returned value differs in the last 7 bits of the significand.

## Examples

var pow = require( '@stdlib/math-base-special-fast-pow-int' );

var x;
var y;
var v;

x = 10.0;
for ( y = 0; y < 309; y++ ) {
v = pow( x, y );
console.log( '%d^%d = %d', x, y, v );
}

## Notice

This package is part of stdlib, a standard library for JavaScript and Node.js, with an emphasis on numerical and scientific computing. The library provides a collection of robust, high performance libraries for mathematics, statistics, streams, utilities, and more.

For more information on the project, filing bug reports and feature requests, and guidance on how to develop stdlib, see the main project repository.

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