# Scala - Math log() Method

The Scala Math log() method returns the natural logarithm (base e) of a given number. In special cases it returns the following:

• If the argument is NaN or less than zero, then the result is NaN.
• If the argument is positive infinity, then the result is positive infinity.
• If the argument is zero, then the result is negative infinity.

### Syntax

```def log(x: Double): Double = java.lang.Math.log(x)
```

### Parameters

 `x` Specify the number.

### Return Value

Returns the natural logarithm of a given number.

NA.

### Example:

In the example below, log() method is used to calculate the natural logarithm of a given number.

```import scala.math._

object MainObject {
def main(args: Array[String]) {
println(s"log(E) = \${log(E)}");
println(s"log(10) = \${log(10)}");
println(s"log(50) = \${log(50)}");
println(s"log(0) = \${log(0)}");
println(s"log(Double.NaN) = \${log(Double.NaN)}");
println("log(Double.PositiveInfinity) = "
+ log(Double.PositiveInfinity));
println("log(Double.NegativeInfinity) = "
+ log(Double.NegativeInfinity));
}
}
```

The output of the above code will be:

```log(E) = 1.0
log(10) = 2.302585092994046
log(50) = 3.912023005428146
log(0) = -Infinity
log(Double.NaN) = NaN
log(Double.PositiveInfinity) = Infinity
log(Double.NegativeInfinity) = NaN
```

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