Math.Log10(Double) Math.Log10(Double) Math.Log10(Double) Math.Log10(Double) Method

Definition

Returns the base 10 logarithm of a specified number.

public:
 static double Log10(double d);
public static double Log10 (double d);
static member Log10 : double -> double
Public Shared Function Log10 (d As Double) As Double

Parameters

d
Double Double Double Double

A number whose logarithm is to be found.

Returns

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 NaNNaN
Equal to PositiveInfinityPositiveInfinity

Examples

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

using System;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      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.
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.

Remarks

Parameter d is specified as a base 10 number.

Applies to