clog(3) Library Functions Manual clog(3)

clog, clogf, clogl - natural logarithm of a complex number

Math library (libm, -lm)

#include <complex.h>
double complex clog(double complex z);
float complex clogf(float complex z);
long double complex clogl(long double complex z);

These functions calculate the complex natural logarithm of z, with a branch cut along the negative real axis.

The logarithm clog() is the inverse function of the exponential cexp(3). Thus, if y = clog(z), then z = cexp(y). The imaginary part of y is chosen in the interval [-pi,pi].

One has:


clog(z) = log(cabs(z)) + I * carg(z)

Note that z close to zero will cause an overflow.

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

Interface Attribute Value
clog (), clogf (), clogl () Thread safety MT-Safe

C11, POSIX.1-2008.

glibc 2.1. C99, POSIX.1-2001.

cabs(3), cexp(3), clog10(3), clog2(3), complex(7)

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