[R] Searching for antilog function
Gabor Grothendieck
ggrothendieck at myway.com
Thu Nov 25 05:22:58 CET 2004
Heather J. Branton <hjb <at> pdq.com> writes:
:
: Thank you so much for each of your responses. But to make sure I am
: clear (in my own mind), is this correct?
:
: If x = 2^y
: Then y = log2(x)
:
: Thanks again. I know this is basic.
Although its not a proof, you can still use R to help you
verify such hypotheses. Just use actual vectors of numbers
and check that your hypothesis, in this case y equals log2(x),
holds.
For example,
R> # try it out with the vector 1,2,3,...,10
R> y <- 1:10
R> y
[1] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
R> # now calculate x
R> x <- log2(y)
R> # lets see what 2^x looks like:
R> 2^x
[1] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
R> # it gave back y!
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