NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ERRORS | ATTRIBUTES | CONFORMING TO | BUGS | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

TAN(3)                    Linux Programmer's Manual                   TAN(3)

NAME         top

       tan, tanf, tanl - tangent function

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <math.h>

       double tan(double x);
       float tanf(float x);
       long double tanl(long double x);

       Link with -lm.

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       tanf(), tanl():
           _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 ||
           _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
           or cc -std=c99

DESCRIPTION         top

       The tan() function returns the tangent of x, where x is given in
       radians.

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success, these functions return the tangent of x.

       If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned.

       If x is positive infinity or negative infinity, a domain error
       occurs, and a NaN is returned.

       If the correct result would overflow, a range error occurs, and the
       functions return HUGE_VAL, HUGE_VALF, or HUGE_VALL, respectively,
       with the mathematically correct sign.

ERRORS         top

       See math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an
       error has occurred when calling these functions.

       The following errors can occur:

       Domain error: x is an infinity
              errno is set to EDOM (but see BUGS).  An invalid floating-
              point exception (FE_INVALID) is raised.

       Range error: result overflow
              An overflow floating-point exception (FE_OVERFLOW) is raised.

ATTRIBUTES         top

   Multithreading (see pthreads(7))
       The tan(), tanf(), and tanl() functions are thread-safe.

CONFORMING TO         top

       C99, POSIX.1-2001.  The variant returning double also conforms to
       SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89.

BUGS         top

       Before version 2.10, the glibc implementation did not set errno to
       EDOM when a domain error occurred.

SEE ALSO         top

       acos(3), asin(3), atan(3), atan2(3), cos(3), ctan(3), sin(3)

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of release 3.71 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
       description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the
       latest version of this page, can be found at
       http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

                                 2014-01-06                           TAN(3)