EXP Function

Computes the value of e raised to the specified power. The value can be a Decimal or Integer literal or a reference to a column containing numeric values.
  • e or Euler's Number is the value that the following equation approaches as n grows large: (1 + (1/ n)) n.

Basic Usage

Numeric literal example:

derive type:single value: EXP(1)

Output: Generates a column containing the value of e1, which is approximately 2.718281828.

Column reference example:

derive type:single value: EXP(MyValue) as: 'exp_MyValue'

Output: Generates the new exp_MyInteger column containing the value of e to the power of the value in the MyValue column.

Syntax

derive type:single value: EXP(numeric_value)

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

For more information on syntax standards, see Language Documentation Syntax Notes.

numeric_value

Name of the column or numeric literal whose value is the exponent of e.

  • 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.

Usage Notes:

Required?Data TypeExample Value
YesString (column reference) or Integer or Decimal literal2.3

Examples

Example - Exponential functions

The following example demonstrates how the exponential functions work together. These functions include the following:

Source:

rowNumX
1-2
21
30
41
52
63
74
85

Transform:

derive type:single value: EXP (X) as: 'expX'

derive type:single value: LN (expX) as: 'ln_expX'

derive type:single value: LOG (X) as: 'logX'

derive type:single value: POW (10,logX) as: 'pow_logX'


Results:

In the following, (null value) indicates that a null value is generated for the computation.

rowNumXexpXln_expXlogXpow_logX
1-20.1353352832366127-2(null value)(null value)
2-10.1353352832366127-0.9999999999999998(null value)(null value)
3010(null value)0
412.718281828459045101
527.389056098930649520.301029995663981141.9999999999999998
6320.08553692318766830.477121254719662443
7454.5981500331442340.60205999132796233.999999999999999
85148.4131591025765750.69897000433601874.999999999999999

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