# Log

Log(*number*)

## Description

Log returns a double-precision value equal to the natural logarithm of a number. The required parameter, *number*, is any numeric expression. The natural logarithm is the base e logarithm; e is approximately equal to 2.718282.

Calculating base-n logarithm of x is achieved by dividing the natural logarithm of x by the natural logarithm of n.

## Example (Basic)

Rem Log Example 'Log calculates natural logarithms Dim e e = 2.718282 Print "Log(1) = " & Log(1) Print "Log(e) = " & Log(e) Print "Log10(2) = " & LogN(10, 2) Function LogN(Base, Number) LogN = LOG(Number) / LOG(Base) End Function

## Example (JavaScript)

// Log Example /* Log calculates natural logarithms */ LogN = function(Base, Number) { return Math.log(Number) / Math.log(Base); } var e; e = 2.718282; NSB.Print("Log(1) = " + Math.log(1)); NSB.Print("Log(e) = " + Math.log(e)); NSB.Print("Log10(2) = " + LogN(10, 2));

## Output

LOG(1) = 0 LOG(e) = 1 LOG10(2) = 0.30103