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Common Logarithm

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Evaluate the common logarithm.

The common logarithm (logarithm with base 10) is defined for any positive real number as

Equation for the common logarithm.


npm install @stdlib/math-base-special-log10


var log10 = require( '@stdlib/math-base-special-log10' );

log10( x )

Evaluates the common logarithm.

var v = log10( 100.0 );
// returns 2.0

v = log10( 8.0 );
// returns ~0.903

v = log10( 0.0 );
// returns -Infinity

v = log10( Infinity );
// returns Infinity

v = log10( NaN );
// returns NaN

For negative numbers, the common logarithm is not defined.

var v = log10( -4.0 );
// returns NaN


var randu = require( '@stdlib/random-base-randu' );
var round = require( '@stdlib/math-base-special-round' );
var log10 = require( '@stdlib/math-base-special-log10' );

var x;
var i;

for ( i = 0; i < 100; i++ ) {
    x = round( randu() * 100.0 );
    console.log( 'log10(%d) = %d', x, log10( x ) );

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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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