atan

ATAN(3)                    Linux Programmer's Manual                   ATAN(3)

NAME
       atan, atanf, atanl - arc tangent function

SYNOPSIS
       #include <math.h>

       double atan(double x);
       float atanf(float x);
       long double atanl( long double x);

       Link with -lm.

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       atanf(), atanl():
           _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L
               || /* Since glibc 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE
               || /* Glibc versions <= 2.19: */ _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION
       These  functions calculate the principal value of the arc tangent of x;
       that is the value whose tangent is x.

RETURN VALUE
       On success, these functions return the principal value of the arc  tan-
       gent of x in radians; the return value is in the range [-pi/2, pi/2].

       If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned.

       If x is +0 (-0), +0 (-0) is returned.

       If  x  is  positive  infinity  (negative  infinity),  +pi/2  (-pi/2) is
       returned.

ERRORS
       No errors occur.

ATTRIBUTES
       For  an  explanation  of  the  terms  used   in   this   section,   see
       attributes(7).

       +-------------------------+---------------+---------+
       |Interface                | Attribute     | Value   |
       +-------------------------+---------------+---------+
       |atan(), atanf(), atanl() | Thread safety | MT-Safe |
       +-------------------------+---------------+---------+
CONFORMING TO
       C99, POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

       The variant returning double also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89.

SEE ALSO
       acos(3), asin(3), atan2(3), carg(3), catan(3), cos(3), sin(3), tan(3)

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