Caché Basic Reference
Exp


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