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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(): _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE; or cc -std=c99

DESCRIPTION
       The  atan() function calculates 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 tangent 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.

CONFORMING TO
       C99, POSIX.1-2001.  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)

COLOPHON
       This  page  is part of release 3.22 of the Linux man-pages project.  A description of the project, and informa-
       tion about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



                                  2008-12-02                           ATAN(3)