numpy.arcsinh(x, /, out=None, *, where=True, casting='same_kind', order='K', dtype=None, subok=True[, signature, extobj]) = <ufunc 'arcsinh'>

Inverse hyperbolic sine element-wise.


x : array_like

Input array.

out : ndarray, None, or tuple of ndarray and None, optional

A location into which the result is stored. If provided, it must have a shape that the inputs broadcast to. If not provided or None, a freshly-allocated array is returned. A tuple (possible only as a keyword argument) must have length equal to the number of outputs.

where : array_like, optional

Values of True indicate to calculate the ufunc at that position, values of False indicate to leave the value in the output alone.


For other keyword-only arguments, see the ufunc docs.


out : ndarray

Array of of the same shape as x.


arcsinh is a multivalued function: for each x there are infinitely many numbers z such that sinh(z) = x. The convention is to return the z whose imaginary part lies in [-pi/2, pi/2].

For real-valued input data types, arcsinh always returns real output. For each value that cannot be expressed as a real number or infinity, it returns nan and sets the invalid floating point error flag.

For complex-valued input, arccos is a complex analytical function that has branch cuts [1j, infj] and [-1j, -infj] and is continuous from the right on the former and from the left on the latter.

The inverse hyperbolic sine is also known as asinh or sinh^-1.


[R4]M. Abramowitz and I.A. Stegun, “Handbook of Mathematical Functions”, 10th printing, 1964, pp. 86.
[R5]Wikipedia, “Inverse hyperbolic function”,


>>> np.arcsinh(np.array([np.e, 10.0]))
array([ 1.72538256,  2.99822295])

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