numpy.logaddexp¶

numpy.
logaddexp
(x1, x2, /, out=None, *, where=True, casting='same_kind', order='K', dtype=None, subok=True[, signature, extobj]) = <ufunc 'logaddexp'>¶ Logarithm of the sum of exponentiations of the inputs.
Calculates
log(exp(x1) + exp(x2))
. This function is useful in statistics where the calculated probabilities of events may be so small as to exceed the range of normal floating point numbers. In such cases the logarithm of the calculated probability is stored. This function allows adding probabilities stored in such a fashion.Parameters: x1, x2 : array_like
Input values.
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 freshlyallocated 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.
**kwargs
For other keywordonly arguments, see the ufunc docs.
Returns: result : ndarray
Logarithm of
exp(x1) + exp(x2)
.See also
logaddexp2
 Logarithm of the sum of exponentiations of inputs in base 2.
Notes
New in version 1.3.0.
Examples
>>> prob1 = np.log(1e50) >>> prob2 = np.log(2.5e50) >>> prob12 = np.logaddexp(prob1, prob2) >>> prob12 113.87649168120691 >>> np.exp(prob12) 3.5000000000000057e50