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# exp

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8)

expCalcula la exponencial de e

exp(float $arg): float Devuelve e elevado a la potencia de arg. Nota: 'e' es la base del sistema natural de logaritmos, y su valor aproximado es 2.718282. ### Parámetros arg El argumento a procesar ### Valores devueltos 'e' elevado a la potencia de arg ### Ejemplos Ejemplo #1 Ejemplo de exp() <?phpecho exp(12) . "\n";echo exp(5.7);?> El resultado del ejemplo sería: 1.6275E+005 298.87 ### Ver también • log() - Logaritmo natural • pow() - Expresión exponencial ### Improve This Page add a note ### User Contributed Notes 4 notes zooly at globmi dot com 13 years ago PHP does not have the following math function in any extensions:frexp() - Extract Mantissa and Exponent of the Floating-Point ValueI've digged many C source codes, and found the simplest implementation as follows:<?phpfunction frexp ($float ) { $exponent = ( floor(log($float, 2)) + 1 ); $mantissa = ($float * pow(2, -$exponent) ); return( array($mantissa, $exponent) );}print_r(frexp(0.0345));print_r(frexp(21.539));?>Array( [0] => 0.552 [1] => -4)Array( [0] => 0.67309375 [1] => 5)I have compared the results using a lot of floats against C's frexp function - they are the same.Note that C and PHP uses different float precisions, for example "4619.3" gives:C: 0.56387939453125, 13PHP: 0.563879394531, 13/Assuming default configurations./ boards at gmail dot com 18 years ago Note regarding the mathematical function exp(x):To continue accuracy of the exponential function to an infinite amount of decimal places, one would use the power series definition for exp(x).(in LaTeX form:)e^x = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{x^n}{n!}So, to do that in PHP (using BC math):<?php// arbitrary precision function (x^n)/(n)!function bcpowfact($x, $n) { if (bccomp($n, '0') == 0) return '1.0'; if (bccomp($n, '1') == 1) return$x; $a =$x; // nth step: a *= x / 1 $i =$n; while (bccomp($i, '1') == 1) { // ith step: a *= x / i$a = bcmul($a, bcdiv($x, $i));$i = bcsub($i, '1'); // bc idiom for$i-- } return $a;}// arbitrary precision exp() functionfunction bcexp($x, $decimal_places) {$sum = $prev_sum = '0.0';$error = bcdiv(bcpow('10', '-'.$decimal_places), 10); // 0.1*10^-k$n = '0'; do { $prev_sum =$sum; $sum = bcadd($sum, bcpowfact($x,$n)); } while (bccomp(bcsub($sum,$prev_sum), $error) == 1); return$sum;}?>
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working version (checked) of below code is <?php // see bccomp for this code (signed and unsigned zero!) function bccomp_zero($amount) { return bccomp($amount, (@$amount{0}=="-"?'-':'').'0.0'); } // arbitrary precision function (x^n)/(n)! function bcpowfact($x, $n) { if (bccomp_zero($n) == 0) return '1'; if (bccomp($n, '1') == 0) return$x; $a =$x; // 1st step: a *= x / 1 $i =$n; while (bccomp($i, '1') == 1) { // ith step: a *= x / i$a = bcmul($a, bcdiv($x, $i));$i = bcsub($i, '1'); // bc idiom for$i-- } return $a; } // arbitrary precision exp() function function bcexp($x, $digits) {$sum = $prev_sum = '0.0';$error = '0.'.str_repeat('0', $digits-1).'1'; // 0.1*10^-k$n = '0.0'; do { $prev_sum =$sum; $sum = bcadd($sum, bcpowfact($x,$n)); $n = bcadd($n, '1'); // bc idiom for $n++ } while (bccomp(bcsub($sum, $prev_sum),$error) == 1); return $sum; }?> -5 Nitrogen 14 years ago Just a note about using the submitted codes below..Their functions have an optional$precision parameter; however, it's not being used properly..BCMath functions by default do not use decimal precision unless specified by BCScale(\$precision); or using the extra parameter in the used BC functions.For example, a blank PHP file with their code.. executing BCExp('5.7'); returns "47" instead of the correct answer of "298.86740096706..."So for optimum accuracy, I'd suggest setting BCScale to a healthy length before running their codes.