Linux Programmer’s Manual
atan, atanf, atanl − arc tangent function
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
The atan() function calculates the principal value of the arc tangent of x; that is the value whose tangent is
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.
No errors occur.
C99, POSIX.1-2001. The variant returning double also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89.
acos(3), asin(3), atan2(3), carg(3), catan(3), cos(3), sin(3), tan(3)
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