Math.Log10 Method

Returns the base 10 logarithm of a specified number.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute]
public static double Log10(
	double d
)

Parameters

d
Type: System.Double
A number whose logarithm is to be found.

Return Value

Type: System.Double
One of the values in the following table.

Sign of d

Returns

Positive

The base 10 log of d; that is, log 10 d.

Zero

NegativeInfinity

Negative

NaN

Equal to NaN

NaN

Equal to PositiveInfinity

PositiveInfinity

Parameter d is specified as a base 10 number.

The following example uses the Log10 method to return the base 10 logarithm for selected values.


using System;

class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      double[] numbers = {-1, 0, .105, .5, .798, 1, 4, 6.9, 10, 50, 
                          100, 500, 1000, Double.MaxValue};

      foreach (double number in numbers)
         Console.WriteLine("The base 10 log of {0} is {1}.", 
                           number, Math.Log10(number));
   }
}
// The example dislays the following output:
//       The base 10 log of -1 is NaN.
//       The base 10 log of 0 is -Infinity.
//       The base 10 log of 0.105 is -0.978810700930062.
//       The base 10 log of 0.5 is -0.301029995663981.
//       The base 10 log of 0.798 is -0.0979971086492706.
//       The base 10 log of 1 is 0.
//       The base 10 log of 4 is 0.602059991327962.
//       The base 10 log of 6.9 is 0.838849090737255.
//       The base 10 log of 10 is 1.
//       The base 10 log of 50 is 1.69897000433602.
//       The base 10 log of 100 is 2.
//       The base 10 log of 500 is 2.69897000433602.
//       The base 10 log of 1000 is 3.
//       The base 10 log of 1.79769313486232E+308 is 308.254715559917.


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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