Compuser7 Compuser7 -4 years ago 329
Python Question

Log to the base 2 in python

How should I compute log to the base two in python. Eg. I have this equation where I am using log base 2

import math
e = -(t/T)* math.log((t/T)[, 2])

Answer Source

It's good to know that

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but also know that math.log takes an optional second argument which allows you to specify the base:

In [22]: import math

In [23]: math.log?
Type:       builtin_function_or_method
Base Class: <type 'builtin_function_or_method'>
String Form:    <built-in function log>
Namespace:  Interactive
Docstring:
    log(x[, base]) -> the logarithm of x to the given base.
    If the base not specified, returns the natural logarithm (base e) of x.


In [25]: math.log(8,2)
Out[25]: 3.0
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