[Openmcl-devel] ccl::log-e and bignum arg

R. Matthew Emerson rme at clozure.com
Tue Jun 1 13:17:48 PDT 2010

I don't understand what CCL::LOG-E is doing when it gets a bignum.

Can anyone clue me in?  Any links, references, etc. appreciated.

If anyone
(defun log-e (x)
    ((bignump x)
     (if (minusp x)
       (complex (log-e (- x)) pi)
       (let* ((base1 3)
              (guess (floor (1- (integer-length x))
                            (log base1 2)))
              (guess1 (* guess (log-e base1))))
         (+ guess1 (log-e (/ x (expt base1 guess)))))))

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