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Built-in functions : exp function

exp function


Returns e (the base of natural logarithms) to the power X

Input: numeric, or an array of numeric values

Result: numeric, or an array of numeric values


The exponential growth of a population is given by the formula

Nt = N0er.t


Nt is the population size at time t,

N0 is the initial population size,

e is the base of natural logarithms,

r is the intrinsic growth rate, and

t is current time

We can represent this in Simile using a single variable (called N), with its equation being

N = 10*exp(0.1*time(1))

assuming that the initial population size = 10 and the value of r is 0.1.

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