## Name

power — return value of expression raised to specified power.

## Synopsis

 ```power (``` in x double precision , in y double precision `)`;

## Description

`power` raises x to the yth power and returns the value as a IEEE 64-bit float.

double precision

double precision

## Return Values

`power` returns a IEEE 64-bit float.

## Examples

Example24.246.Stored Procedure Example

Calculate squares of integers between 2 numbers.

```SQL> create procedure
calc_pow2s (in _from integer, in _to integer)
{
declare i integer;
declare result double precision;

result_names (i, result);

i := _from;
while (i < _to)
{
result (i, power (i, 2));
i := i + 1;
}
}
;
Done. -- 5 msec.
SQL> calc_pow2s (1, 10);
i                 result
INTEGER NOT NULL  DOUBLE PRECISION NOT NULL
_______________________________________________________________________________

1                                  1.000000
2                                  4.000000
3                                  9.000000
4                                 16.000000
5                                 25.000000
6                                 36.000000
7                                 49.000000
8                                 64.000000
9                                 81.000000

9 Rows. -- 7 msec.

```