the atan of <number>
Atan is a mathematical function that returns the trigonometric arctangent (inverse tangent) of a number in radians.
To get the arctangent of 20 in radians, type the following in the Message Box and press Enter:
The number 1.520838 appears in the Message Box. To get the arctangent of 20 in degrees, type this line in the Message Box and press Enter:
put atan (20)*PI/180
This text has been mechanically extracted from the Oracle Media Objects 220.127.116.11 MediaTalk Reference, © 1995 Oracle Corporation, and is provided here solely for educational/historical purposes.