# Pow

### From GECK

## Contents

**Description**

**Pow** When given two numbers will return the value of the first to the power of the second.

**Syntax**

pow x ywill return x^y

pow x .5will return the square root of x

## Examples

float x float y float answer set x to 2.0 set y to 5.0 set answer to pow x y ;answer will contain 2^5 which is 32.0

## Notes

- Sin, cos, tan, pow, log, and abs (particularly pow and log) are extremely slow. Do not use them in script blocks that get executed every frame.
- This function is new in the GECK, and was not available in the TES4 Construction Set. However, it was available through the OBSE script extender.
- Pow can be computed using the FOSE function exp. The line

set result to pow x y

is equivalent to

set result to log x set result to y * result set result to exp result

This is likely to be very slow and should not be used in script blocks executed every frame.

## See Also

- Abs
- Cos
- Log
- Sin
- Tan
- Link to TES4 Construction Set Wiki: Acos (OBSE function)
- Link to TES4 Construction Set Wiki: Cos (OBSE function)