# numpy.ldexp#

numpy.ldexp(x1, x2, /, out=None, *, where=True, casting='same_kind', order='K', dtype=None, subok=True[, signature, extobj]) = <ufunc 'ldexp'>#

Returns x1 * 2**x2, element-wise.

The mantissas x1 and twos exponents x2 are used to construct floating point numbers x1 * 2**x2.

Parameters:
x1array_like

Array of multipliers.

x2array_like, int

Array of twos exponents. If x1.shape != x2.shape, they must be broadcastable to a common shape (which becomes the shape of the output).

outndarray, 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.

wherearray_like, optional

This condition is broadcast over the input. At locations where the condition is True, the out array will be set to the ufunc result. Elsewhere, the out array will retain its original value. Note that if an uninitialized out array is created via the default out=None, locations within it where the condition is False will remain uninitialized.

**kwargs

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

Returns:
yndarray or scalar

The result of x1 * 2**x2. This is a scalar if both x1 and x2 are scalars.

See also

frexp

Return (y1, y2) from x = y1 * 2**y2, inverse to ldexp.

Notes

Complex dtypes are not supported, they will raise a TypeError.

ldexp is useful as the inverse of frexp, if used by itself it is more clear to simply use the expression x1 * 2**x2.

Examples

>>> np.ldexp(5, np.arange(4))
array([ 5., 10., 20., 40.], dtype=float16)
>>> x = np.arange(6)
>>> np.ldexp(*np.frexp(x))
array([ 0.,  1.,  2.,  3.,  4.,  5.])