# Source code for mars.tensor.arithmetic.logaddexp2

```
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import numpy as np
from ... import opcodes as OperandDef
from ..utils import infer_dtype
from .core import TensorBinOp
from .utils import arithmetic_operand
@arithmetic_operand(sparse_mode="always_false")
class TensorLogAddExp2(TensorBinOp):
_op_type_ = OperandDef.LOGADDEXP2
_func_name = "logaddexp2"
[docs]@infer_dtype(np.logaddexp2)
def logaddexp2(x1, x2, out=None, where=None, **kwargs):
"""
Logarithm of the sum of exponentiations of the inputs in base-2.
Calculates ``log2(2**x1 + 2**x2)``. This function is useful in machine
learning when the calculated probabilities of events may be so small as
to exceed the range of normal floating point numbers. In such cases
the base-2 logarithm of the calculated probability can be used instead.
This function allows adding probabilities stored in such a fashion.
Parameters
----------
x1, x2 : array_like
Input values.
out : Tensor, None, or tuple of Tensor and None, optional
A location into which the result is stored. If provided, it must have
a shape that the inputs broadcast to. If not provided or `None`,
a freshly-allocated tensor is returned. A tuple (possible only as a
keyword argument) must have length equal to the number of outputs.
where : array_like, optional
Values of True indicate to calculate the ufunc at that position, values
of False indicate to leave the value in the output alone.
**kwargs
Returns
-------
result : Tensor
Base-2 logarithm of ``2**x1 + 2**x2``.
See Also
--------
logaddexp: Logarithm of the sum of exponentiations of the inputs.
Examples
--------
>>> import mars.tensor as mt
>>> prob1 = mt.log2(1e-50)
>>> prob2 = mt.log2(2.5e-50)
>>> prob12 = mt.logaddexp2(prob1, prob2)
>>> prob1.execute(), prob2.execute(), prob12.execute()
(-166.09640474436813, -164.77447664948076, -164.28904982231052)
>>> (2**prob12).execute()
3.4999999999999914e-50
"""
op = TensorLogAddExp2(**kwargs)
return op(x1, x2, out=out, where=where)
```