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# SDL_powf

Raise `x`

to the power `y`

Defined in <SDL3/SDL_stdinc.h>

## Syntax

`float SDL_powf(float x, float y);`

## Function Parameters

float |
**x** |
the base. |

float |
**y** |
the exponent. |

## Return Value

(float) Returns `x`

raised to the power `y`

.

Domain: `-INF <= x <= INF`

, `-INF <= y <= INF`

Range: `-INF <= z <= INF`

If `y`

is the base of the natural logarithm (e), consider using SDL_exp instead.

This function operates on single-precision floating point values, use SDL_powf for double-precision floats.

This function may use a different approximation across different versions, platforms and configurations. i.e, it can return a different value given the same input on different machines or operating systems, or if SDL is updated.

## Thread Safety

It is safe to call this function from any thread.

## Version

This function is available since SDL 3.1.3.

## See Also

CategoryAPI, CategoryAPIFunction, CategoryStdinc