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Computes the natural logarithm of an input value. The value can be a Decimal or Integer literal or a reference to a column containing numeric values.

  • The natural logarithm of a value is the value of ex such that is the input value.

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Numeric literal example:

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derive type:single value: LN(10)

Output: Generates a column containing the value X, such that  ex, is 10. This value is approximately 2.302585092994046.

Column reference example:

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derive type:single value: LN(MyValue) as: 'ln_MyValue'

Output: Generates the new ln_MyValue column containing the power to which e is raised to yield the value in the MyValue column. 

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derive type:single value: LN(numeric_value)

ArgumentRequired?Data TypeDescription
numeric_valueYstring, decimal, or integerName of column or Decimal or Integer literal to apply to the function

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Name of the column or numeric literal, the natural logarithm of which is to be computed.

  • Missing input values generate missing results.
  • Literal numeric values should not be quoted. Quoted values are treated as strings. 
  • Multiple columns and wildcards are not supported.

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Required?Data TypeExample Value
YesString (column reference) or Integer or Decimal literal10

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Example - Exponential Functions

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EXAMPLE - Exponentional Functions
EXAMPLE - Exponentional Functions

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