numpy.log¶

numpy.
log
(x[, out]) = <ufunc 'log'>¶ Natural logarithm, elementwise.
The natural logarithm
log
is the inverse of the exponential function, so that log(exp(x)) = x. The natural logarithm is logarithm in basee
.Parameters: x : array_like
Input value.
Returns: y : ndarray
The natural logarithm of x, elementwise.
Notes
Logarithm is a multivalued function: for each x there is an infinite number of z such that exp(z) = x. The convention is to return the z whose imaginary part lies in [pi, pi].
For realvalued input data types,
log
always returns real output. For each value that cannot be expressed as a real number or infinity, it yieldsnan
and sets the invalid floating point error flag.For complexvalued input,
log
is a complex analytical function that has a branch cut [inf, 0] and is continuous from above on it.log
handles the floatingpoint negative zero as an infinitesimal negative number, conforming to the C99 standard.References
[R44] M. Abramowitz and I.A. Stegun, “Handbook of Mathematical Functions”, 10th printing, 1964, pp. 67. http://www.math.sfu.ca/~cbm/aands/ [R45] Wikipedia, “Logarithm”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logarithm Examples
>>> np.log([1, np.e, np.e**2, 0]) array([ 0., 1., 2., Inf])