Newbie question - Advanced math functions available under Windows?
Tim Heaney
theaney at cablespeed.com
Sat Jul 3 00:59:13 CEST 2004
The Toad <the.toad at trashcanistan.ca> writes:
>
> The math module documentation says that these math functions are "thin
> wrapers" around the platform C library funtions. This seems to assume
> a Unix/Linux system platform.
>
> Does this mean that math functions like sqrt(), etc. are not available
> in Python when running on Windows based systems? Thanks in advance.
No, you just need to import the math module.
>>> import math
>>> math.sqrt(10)
3.1622776601683795
If you want, you can import sqrt into your namespace
>>> from math import sqrt
>>> sqrt(10)
3.1622776601683795
Often, you see people import everything from a module into their
namespace with an asterisk
>>> from math import *
>>> sqrt(10)
3.1622776601683795
I hope this helps,
Tim
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