PYTHON bcpow

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Python replacement for PHP's bcpow [ edit | history ]
In python, the double asterisk is the exponentiation operator.
As per example:
print 4.2 ** 3

If you want to take strings, like bcpow() in PHP:
print float('4.2') ** float('3')

PHP bcpow

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(PHP 4, PHP 5)

bcpowRaise an arbitrary precision number to another


string bcpow ( string $left_operand , string $right_operand [, int $scale ] )

Raise left_operand to the power right_operand .



The left operand, as a string.


The right operand, as a string.


This optional parameter is used to set the number of digits after the decimal place in the result. You can also set the global default scale for all functions by using bcscale().

Return Values

Returns the result as a string.


Example #1 bcpow() example


echo bcpow('4.2''3'2); // 74.08


See Also

  • bcpowmod() - Raise an arbitrary precision number to another, reduced by a specified modulus
  • bcsqrt() - Get the square root of an arbitrary precision number