Math.log10()

This is an experimental technology, part of the Harmony (ECMAScript 6) proposal.
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future version of browsers as the spec changes.

Summary

The Math.log10() function returns the base 10 logarithm of a number, that is

x>0,Math.log10(x)=log10(x)=the uniqueysuch that10y=x\forall x > 0, \mathtt{\operatorname{Math.log10}(x)} = \log_10(x) = \text{the unique} \; y \; \text{such that} \; 10^y = x

Syntax

Math.log10(x)

Parameters

x
A number.

Description

If the value of number is less than 0, the return value is always NaN.

Because log10 is a static method of Math, you always use it as Math.log10(), rather than as a method of a Math object you created (Math is not a constructor).

Examples

Example: Using Math.log10

Math.log10(2)  // 0.3010299956639812
Math.log10(1)  // 0
Math.log10(0)  // -Infinity
Math.log10(-2) // NaN
Math.log10(100000) // 5

Polyfill

You can approximate the function by:

function log10(x) {
  return Math.log(x) / Math.LN10;
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript Language Specification 6th Edition (ECMA-262) Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support Not supported 25 (25) Not supported Not supported Not supported
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support Not supported Not supported 25.0 (25) Not supported Not supported Not supported

See also

  • The Math object it belongs to.

Document Tags and Contributors

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