Using pow() from math.h

I have included math.h in my sketch in the intention of using the pow() function. However, if I use the function the program won't build anymore and bails out with:

/Users/xsmurf/Applications/Development/Arduino/arduino-0006/tools/avr/bin/../lib/gcc/avr/4.0.3/../../../../avr/bin/ld: region text is full (/tmp/build33002.tmp/Parallax_4x4_Keypad_74C922.elf section .text)

Couldn't determine program size: tools/avr/bin/avr-size: '/tmp/build33002.tmp/Parallax_4x4_Keypad_74C922.hex': No such file

Any ideas how I could make this work??

Hi xSmurf,

If you're just after pow(), can't you just implement it yourself ?

There's many clever ways to implement it, but even just a for loop would do it.

Of course this is no use to you if you want to use other math functions.

Hope this helps, Lionel.

Myeah you’re right, but I was mostly asking about the error, pow isn’wasn’t really my motivation, it was mostly out of curiosity.

Fair enough.

How big is your program when you don't use the function ? Is there enough space for the math lib ?

If you make an empty program and compile it, then just call pow() and compile it again; what is the size difference ? (Sorry I'm nowhere near my arduino, I can't try it just yet).

Maybe this thread can help you : It explains how to reduce the overall size of your program by ~1KB.

Hope this helps, Lionel.