Math.Log10 Method (Double)

 

Returns the base 10 logarithm of a specified number.

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

Public Shared Function Log10 (
	d As Double
) As Double

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.

d parameter

Return value

Positive

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

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.

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim numbers() As Double = {-1, 0, .105, .5, .798, 1, 4, 6.9, 10, 50, _
                                 100, 500, 1000, Double.MaxValue}

      For Each number As Double In numbers
         Console.WriteLine("The base 10 log of {0} is {1}.", _
                           number, Math.Log10(number))
      Next
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays 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.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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