LOG10(3M) Mathematical Library Functions LOG10(3M)

log10, log10f, log10l - base 10 logarithm function

c99 [ flag... ] file... -lm [ library... ]
#include <math.h>
double log10(double x);

float log10f(float x);

long double log10l(long double x);

These functions compute the base 10 logarithm of x, log(10)(x).

Upon successful completion, log10() returns the base 10 logarithm of x.

If x is ±0, a pole error occurs and log10(), log10f(), and log10l() return −HUGE_VAL, −HUGE_VALF, and −HUGE_VALL, respectively.

For finite values of x that are less than 0, or if x is −Inf, a domain error occurs and a NaN is returned.

If x is NaN, a NaN is returned.

If x is 1, +0 is returned.

If x is +Inf, x is returned.

For exceptional cases, matherr(3M) tabulates the values to be returned by log10() as specified by SVID3 and XPG3.

These functions will fail if:

Domain Error

The finite value of x is negative, or x is -Inf.

If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) is non-zero, the invalid floating-point exception is raised.

The log10() function sets errno to EDOM if the value of x is negative.

Pole Error

The value of x is 0.

If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) is non-zero, the divide-by-zero floating-point exception is raised.

An application wanting to check for exceptions should call feclearexcept(FE_ALL_EXCEPT) before calling these functions. On return, if fetestexcept(FE_INVALID | FE_DIVBYZERO | FE_OVERFLOW | FE_UNDERFLOW) is non-zero, an exception has been raised. An application should either examine the return value or check the floating point exception flags to detect exceptions.

An application can also set errno to 0 before calling log10(). On return, if errno is non-zero, an error has occurred. The log10f() and log10l() functions do not set errno.

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

Interface Stability Standard
MT-Level MT-Safe

math.h(3HEAD), feclearexcept(3M), fetestexcept(3M), isnan(3M), log(3M), matherr(3M), pow(3M), attributes(7), standards(7)

July 12, 2006 SunOS 5.11