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Subject:   Leave log() as log()
Date:   2002-08-06 17:11:10
From:   dgrant3
Every mathematician knows that log means ln if the base isn't specified. So it's a needless change. The methods should be:


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  • Leave log() as log()
    2004-01-08 04:55:46  anonymous2 [View]

    bullshit! learn basic mathematics!
    in mathematics
    log means logarithm of base 10
    ln means logarithm of base e

    log does NOT mean logarithm of base e
  • log() -> ln() sounds reasonable to many probrammers
    2002-08-11 16:39:59  bezdar [View]

    However for many software developers log() sounds more like log_10 and ln sounds more like log_e !
    BTW it has long been printed on the pocket calculators that way!