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atan — Returns the calculated arctangent for the given argument.


float atan(x);
float x: Base value


Arctangent as a float


atan() calculates the arctangent for a single value.


PHP 3, PHP 4

See also

See also acos() , asin() , atan2() , cos() , sin() , tan()


Example 663. Calculate the arctangent for a value

$tan = 10.0;
echo "The arctangent of $tan is ", atan($tan);

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