## non-linear to linear

Feb 16, 2009 at 9:57pm

# non-linear to linear

I would like to scale exponential data coming from a potentiometer (slider) to linear. Does anyone have any hints?

#42339
Feb 16, 2009 at 10:06pm

Have a look at the ‘expr‘ object (for instance, expr exp(\$f1))
Zoe

#151526
Feb 16, 2009 at 10:09pm

Or for your case, maybe more kindof ‘expr log(\$f1)’, or ‘expr ln(\$f1)’, depending on what kind of log you’re after.

Maybe ‘dbtoa’ or ‘atodb’ could also be helpful – Z.

#151527
Feb 16, 2009 at 10:13pm

You can use a logarithmic function as a reciprocal function for any exponential function.

For instance if your exponential function is pow(2, x) the function log2(x) will allow you to get a linear output. It means you must know the base of the exponential function.

There is no log object allowing you to choose the base you want, however there is a property of logarithms you can use :
log a (b) = log c (a)/ log c (b)

With expr, this would result in this:
expr log(\$f1)/log(\$f2) with \$f1 being the numbers coming from the slider and \$f2 being the base of the logarithm (2 in the former example).

Hope this helps.

Roald Baudoux

#151528
Feb 17, 2009 at 9:36am

I am not fluent in thinking in log and exp therefore I’ve build a little patch that does virtually what I need. It would be lovely to learn how I could use one object to do this:

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#151529
Feb 17, 2009 at 9:46am

#151530
Feb 17, 2009 at 10:26am

Thanks. I made 3 splits and tuned them to the slider output. Works fine for now.

#151531

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