clog - Man Page

natural logarithm of a complex number

Library

Math library (libm, -lm)

Synopsis

#include <complex.h>

double complex clog(double complex z);
float complex clogf(float complex z);
long double complex clogl(long double complex z);

Description

These functions calculate the complex natural logarithm of z, with a branch cut along the negative real axis.

The logarithm clog() is the inverse function of the exponential cexp(3). Thus, if y = clog(z), then z = cexp(y). The imaginary part of y is chosen in the interval [-pi,pi].

One has:

clog(z) = log(cabs(z)) + I * carg(z)

Note that z close to zero will cause an overflow.

Versions

These functions first appeared in glibc in version 2.1.

Attributes

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

InterfaceAttributeValue
clog(), clogf(), clogl()Thread safetyMT-Safe

Standards

C99, POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

See Also

cabs(3), cexp(3), clog10(3), clog2(3), complex(7)

Referenced By

cacos(3), casin(3), catan(3), cexp(3), clog10(3), clog2(3), complex(7), log(3).

The man pages clogf(3) and clogl(3) are aliases of clog(3).

2022-10-09 Linux man-pages 6.01