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Exp

Returns e (the base of natural logarithms) raised to a power.

Synopsis

Exp(number)

Arguments

The number argument can be any valid numeric expression. On a Windows system, if the value of number is greater than 335, a runtime error occurs; if the value of number is less than -295, Exp returns zero (0).

Description

The Exp function takes the natural log constant e and raises it to the power specified by the number argument. The constant e (Exp(1)) is approximately 2.718282.

The Exp function complements the action of the Log function and is sometimes referred to as the antilogarithm.

In ObjectScript, the corresponding function is $ZEXP.

Examples

The following example uses the Exp function to calculate e raised to the power of each of the integers -10 through 10:

For x = -10 To 10
Println "Natural log of ",x," = ",Exp(x)
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The following example uses the Exp function to return the hyperbolic sine of an angle:

Dim MyAngle, MyHSin  ' Define angle in radians.
MyAngle = 1.3        ' Calculate hyperbolic sine.
MyHSin = (Exp(MyAngle) - Exp(-1 * MyAngle)) / 2
Println MyHSin
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