[Maxima] logarithms of different bases

Doug Stewart dastew at sympatico.ca
Wed Mar 12 21:11:40 CDT 2008


Justin Harford wrote:
> Hello
>
> I am just starting in on logarithms in math and i noticed that maxima,  
> if you write something like
>
> log(2)
>
> it takes it as base 10. 
Are you sure. My Maxima  does this in base 2


any way you can get the log to any base by doing:

log(10)/log(3) 

this will give you the  base 3 log of 10




doug









>  Is there a way to change the base?  And can I  
> make it do e?  2.718 or \ln ?
>
>
>
> Regards
> Justin Harford
>
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>
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