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# LOGARITHM

A function expressing any number by the exponent of a chosen base. E.g., with 512=2**9, the dual logarithm (to the base 2) of 512, written log_2 512 equals 9. Logarithms are used in the quantitative definition of information and are fundamental to the algebraic properties which information theory codifies. Its base of 2 assures the interpretation of that at function in terms of the number of binary decisionS (*see* bits). Decimal logarithms have a base of 10 and natural logarithms a base of 2.71828. (Krippendorff)

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