atan2l

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NAME
       atan2, atan2f, atan2l - arc tangent function of two variables

SYNOPSIS
       #include <math.h>

       double atan2(double y, double x);
       float atan2f(float y, float x);
       long double atan2l(long double y, long double x);

       Link with -lm.

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

       atan2f(), atan2l():
              _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
       y/x, using the signs of the two arguments to determine the quadrant  of
       the result.

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

       If y is +0 (-0) and x is less than 0, +pi (-pi) is returned.

       If y is +0 (-0) and x is greater than 0, +0 (-0) is returned.

       If y is less than 0 and x is +0 or -0, -pi/2 is returned.

       If y is greater than 0 and x is +0 or -0, pi/2 is returned.

       If either x or y is NaN, a NaN is returned.

       If y is +0 (-0) and x is -0, +pi (-pi) is returned.

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

       If y is a finite value greater (less) than 0, and x is negative  infin-
       ity, +pi (-pi) is returned.

       If  y is a finite value greater (less) than 0, and x is positive infin-
       ity, +0 (-0) is returned.

       If y is positive infinity (negative infinity), and x  is  finite,  pi/2
       (-pi/2) is returned.

       If  y is positive infinity (negative infinity) and x is negative infin-
       ity, +3*pi/4 (-3*pi/4) is returned.

       If y is positive infinity (negative infinity) and x is positive  infin-
       ity, +pi/4 (-pi/4) is returned.

ERRORS
       No errors occur.

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

       +-----------------------------+---------------+---------+
       |Interface                    | Attribute     | Value   |
       +-----------------------------+---------------+---------+
       |atan2(), atan2f(), atan2l()  | 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), atan(3), carg(3), cos(3), sin(3), tan(3)

COLOPHON
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