# @stdlib/math-base-special-fast-uint32-log2

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# Binary Logarithm

Compute an integer binary logarithm.

## Installation

`npm install @stdlib/math-base-special-fast-uint32-log2`

## Usage

`var log2Uint32 = require( '@stdlib/math-base-special-fast-uint32-log2' );`

#### log2Uint32( x )

Returns an approximate binary logarithm of an unsigned 32-bit integer `x`.

```var v = log2Uint32( 4 >>> 0 );
// returns 2

v = log2Uint32( 8 >>> 0 );
// returns 3

v = log2Uint32( 9 >>> 0 );
// returns 3```

## Notes

• This implementation provides a performance boost when an application requires only approximate computations for integer arguments.
• For applications requiring high-precision, this implementation is never suitable.

## Examples

```var log2Uint32 = require( '@stdlib/math-base-special-fast-uint32-log2' );

var v;
var i;

for ( i = 1; i < 101; i++ ) {
v = log2Uint32( i >>> 0 );
console.log( 'log2(%d) ≈ %d', i, 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.

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