Mathematical Functions in Python - Special Functions and Constants

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In this article, we will learn about special functions and constants available in the math module in the Python Standard Library.

Here we will discuss some constants like :

  • pi
  • e
  • inf
  • Nan
  • tau

And some functions like

  • Gamma
  • Isinf
  • Isnan
  • isfinite()
  • erf()

Let's discuss constants and their respective values:

pi3.141592…..
e2.718281…...
inf6.283185…...
nan<infinty>
tau<not a number>

Now let’s discuss some special functions and their implementation:

  • Gamma: return the value of gamma(n)

  • Isinf: checks whether the value of the function is infinity or not.

  • Isnan: check whether the return value is a number or not.

  • Isfinite: return True if the value is neither an infinity or a nan false otherwise

  • Erf: returns the error function of x.

Now let;’s take a look at an example:

Example

import math
num=10
print (math.gamma(num))

if (math.isnan(math.nan)):
   print ("The number is not a number")
else : print ("The number is a number")


if (math.isinf(math.inf)):
   print ("The number is positive infinity")
else : print ("The number is not positive infinity")

print(math.isfinite(math.inf))

Output

362880.0
The number is not a number
The number is positive infinity
False

Conclusion

In this article, we learned about the Mathematical Functions in Python - Special Functions and Constants.

raja
Published on 07-Aug-2019 12:00:16
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