## math.h trig functions questions (and some forgotten high school math)

### math.h trig functions questions (and some forgotten high school math)

Do the trig functions in math.h work in degrees, radians or what? For
some reason it doesn't say which in "man math.h"

IIRC the arctan of a slope gives the angle. So, shouldn't atanf((float)1)
number?

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### math.h trig functions questions (and some forgotten high school math)

Mark Healey < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

If on a Unix/Linux system - man 3 sin

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### math.h trig functions questions (and some forgotten high school math)

On Sun, 21 May 2006 03:43:36 GMT, Mark Healey < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote
in comp.lang.c:

Doesn't your C reference book tell you? All C trigonometric functions
work in radians. If you want to work in degrees, you need to provide
functions or macros to do the conversions back and forth.

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### math.h trig functions questions (and some forgotten high school math)

Mark Healey < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

Some negative number?

This program:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <math.h>
int main(void)
{
printf("atanf((float)1.0) = %f\n", atanf((float)1.0));
return 0;
}

gives me:

atanf((float)1.0) = 0.785398

Did you remember the "#include <math.h>"? Did you make sure to link
in the math library (on a Unix-like system, you might need a "-lm"
option).

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### math.h trig functions questions (and some forgotten high school math)

And would atanf be in there, in particular one that accepts a float as
opposed to double? joe

### math.h trig functions questions (and some forgotten high school math)

"Joe Smith" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

Possibly not, since atanf was added in C99 -- but if atanf weren't in
the library, that wouldn't explain the OP's result of "some negative
number".

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### math.h trig functions questions (and some forgotten high school math)

I'm surprised that my implementation, circa ten years old, has it. joe

#ifdef _M_MRX000

/* MIPS fast prototypes for float */
/* ANSI C, 4.5 Mathematics */

/* 4.5.2 Trigonometric functions */

_CRTIMP float __cdecl acosf( float );
_CRTIMP float __cdecl asinf( float );
_CRTIMP float __cdecl atanf( float );
_CRTIMP float __cdecl atan2f( float , float );
_CRTIMP float __cdecl cosf( float );
_CRTIMP float __cdecl sinf( float );
_CRTIMP float __cdecl tanf( float );

### math.h trig functions questions (and some forgotten high school math)

The math functions for float data type were reserved and made optional
in C89, and mandatory in C99. This seems to have produced some
confusion as to whether restricting a compiler to C89 mode, (gcc
default), may suppress the float functions, or break them, as in some
MSVC versions. Clearly, the provision for them in C89 was produced by
strong demand and intention of certain vendors to provide them.