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carg, cargf, cargl - calculate the complex argument
#include <complex.h> double carg(double complex z); float cargf(float complex z); long double cargl(long double complex z); Link with -lm.
A complex number can be described by two real coordinates. One may use rectangular coordinates and gets z = x + I * y where x = creal(z) and y = cimag(z). Or one may use polar coordinates and gets z = r * cexp(I * a) where r = cabs(z) is the "radius", the "modulus", the absolute value of z, and a = carg(z) is the "phase angle", the argument of z. One has: tan(carg(z)) = cimag(z) / creal(z)
The return value is the range of [-pi,pi].
These functions first appeared in glibc in version 2.1.
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