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====== What is the difference between the ** operator and the power function? ====== | ====== What is the difference between the ** operator and the power function? ====== | ||

- | The power function ''power(x,y)'' is an integer power and thus the exponent ''y'' must be an integer. | + | The power function ''power(x,y)'' is an integer power and thus the exponent ''y'' must be an integer. |

- | This is not required for the %%**%% operator. %%x**y%% is a real power and gets evaluated as ''exp(y * log(x))''. | + | This is not required for the %%**%% operator. %%x**y%% is a real power and gets evaluated as ''exp(y * log(x))''. The real power is not defined for a negative base (e.g. http://www.cppreference.com/stdmath/pow.html) - ''x'' must be a positive number (or ''y >= 0'', if ''x = 0'') to avoid an execution error. So: |

- | However in that case ''x'' must be a positive number (or ''y >= 0'', if ''x = 0'') to avoid an execution error. So: | + | |

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scalar test; | scalar test; |

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