### 7.7 Functions

PSPP functions provide mathematical abilities above and beyond
those possible using simple operators. Functions have a common
syntax: each is composed of a function name followed by a left
parenthesis, one or more arguments, and a right parenthesis.

Function names are not reserved. Their names are specially treated
only when followed by a left parenthesis, so that ‘`EXP(10)`’
refers to the constant value *e* raised to the 10th power, but
‘`EXP`’ by itself refers to the value of a variable called `EXP`

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The sections below describe each function in detail.