Silly newbie question - Carrot character (^)

Matty Sarro msarro at
Fri Nov 5 15:05:43 CET 2010

Thanks everyone, that explains it :)

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Matty Sarro <msarro at> wrote:

> Hey Everyone,
> Just curious - I'm working on a program which includes a calculation of a
> circle, and I found myself trying to use pi*radius^2, and getting errors
> that data types float and int are unsupported for "^". Now, I realized I was
> making the mistake of using '^' instead of "**". I've corrected this and its
> now working. However, what exactly does ^ do? I know its used in regular
> expressions but I can't seem to find anything about using it as an operator.
> Sadly my google foo is failing since the character gets filtered out.
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