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




A number.

Return value

The base 10 logarithm of the given number. If the number is negative, NaN is returned.


If the value of x 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).

This function is the equvalent of Math.log(x) / Math.log(10).  For log10(e) use the constant Math.LOG10E which is 1 / Math.LN10.  


Using Math.log10()

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


This can be emulated with the following function:

Math.log10 = Math.log10 || function(x) {
  return Math.log(x) * Math.LOG10E;


Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Math.log10' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript 2017 Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Math.log10' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 38 25 (25) No support 25 7.1
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support 25.0 (25) No support No support 8

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