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Returns the arc tangent of a numeric value (integer or real).
Example
// Retrieve the arc tangent of 12
ResTang = ArcTan(12)
// Returns 85.2363583093
Syntax
<Result> = ArcTan(<Numeric value>)
<Result>: Real
Arc tangent (angle in degrees of the tangent) of the specified numeric value, included in the [-90, 90] interval (excluding bounds).
<Numeric value>: Integer or real
Numeric value (tangent) to use.
Remarks

How do you find an angle using its tangent?

In a right triangle, the tangent of an angle is equal to the ratio of the opposite side to the adjacent side. How do I find the angle? Simply use ArcTan.
Example: The following code:
Trace("ArcTan(1) = " + ArcTan(1))
Trace("ArcTan(3/4) = " + ArcTan(3/4))
displays the following elements in the trace window:
ArcTan(1) = 45
ArcTan(3/4) = 36.86989764584
Component: wd270mat.dll
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