# Elementary Functions in IronPython QuickStart Sample

Illustrates how to use additional elementary functions in IronPython.

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```Python import numerics from math import * # We use many classes from the Extreme.Mathematics namespace. from Extreme.Mathematics import * # Illustrates the use of the elementary functions implemented # by the Elementary class in the Extreme.Mathematics.Curve namespace of # Numerics.NET. # This QuickStart sample deals with elementary # functions, implemented in the Elementary class. # # Elementary functions # # Evaluating Log(1+x) directly causes significant # round-off error when x is close to 0. The # Log1PlusX function allows high precision evaluation # of this expression for values of x close to 0: print "Logarithm of 1+1e-12" print " Math.Log:", log(1+1e-12) print " Log1PlusX:", Elementary.Log1PlusX(1e-12) # In a similar way, Exp(x) - 1 has a variant, # ExpXMinus1, for values of x close to 0: print "Exponential of 1e-12 minus 1." print " Math.Exp:", exp(1e-12) - 1 print " ExpMinus1:", Elementary.ExpMinus1(1e-12) # The hypotenuse of two numbers that are very large # may cause an overflow when not evaluated properly: print "Hypotenuse:" a = 3e200 b = 4e200 print " Simple method: " try: sumOfSquares = a*a + b*b Math.Sqrt(sumOfSquares) except: # (OverflowException) print "Overflow!" print " Elementary.Hypot:", Elementary.Hypot(a, b) # Raising numbers to integer powers is much faster # than raising numbers to real numbers. The # overloaded Pow method implements this: print "2.5^19 =", Elementary.Pow(2.5, 19) # You can raise numbers to negative integer powers # as well: print "2.5^-19 =", Elementary.Pow(2.5,-19) ```