colour.algebra.spow

colour.algebra.spow(a, p)[source]

Raises given array \(a\) to the power \(p\) as follows: \(sign(a) * |a|^p\).

This definition avoids NaNs generation when array \(a\) is negative and the power \(p\) is fractional. This behaviour can be enabled or disabled with the colour.algebra.set_spow_enable() definition or with the spow_enable() context manager.

Parameters:
  • a (numeric or array_like) – Array \(a\).
  • p (numeric or array_like) – Power \(p\).
Returns:

Array \(a\) safely raised to the power \(p\).

Return type:

numeric or ndarray

Examples

>>> np.power(-2, 0.15)
nan
>>> spow(-2, 0.15)  # doctest: +ELLIPSIS
-1.1095694...
>>> spow(0, 0)
0.0