# Fortran Wiki log

## Description

log(x) computes the natural logarithm of x, i.e. the logarithm to the base $\\-\\e$.

## Standard

FORTRAN 77 and later

## Class

Elemental function

## Syntax

result = log(x)

## Arguments

• x - The type shall be real or complex.

## Return value

The return value is of type real or complex. The kind type parameter is the same as x. If x is complex, the imaginary part \\omega is in the range -\\pi \\lt \\omega \\leq \\pi.

## Example

program test_log
real :: x = 2.7182818284590451_8
complex :: z = (1.0, 2.0)
x = log(x)    ! will yield (approximately) 1
z = log(z)
end program test_log

category: intrinsics