**NAME**

atan2, atan2f, atan2l - arc tangent function of two variables

**SYNOPSIS**

#include<math.h>doubleatan2(doubley,doublex);floatatan2f(floaty,floatx);longdoubleatan2l(longdoubley,longdoublex);Link with-lm. Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (seefeature_test_macros(7)):atan2f(),atan2l(): _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L || /* Since glibc 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE || /* Glibc versions <= 2.19: */ _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE

**DESCRIPTION**

These functions calculate the principal value of the arc tangent ofy/x, using the signs of the two arguments to determine the quadrant of the result.

**RETURN** **VALUE**

On success, these functions return the principal value of the arc tangent ofy/xin radians; the return value is in the range [-pi, pi]. Ifyis +0 (-0) andxis less than 0, +pi (-pi) is returned. Ifyis +0 (-0) andxis greater than 0, +0 (-0) is returned. Ifyis less than 0 andxis +0 or -0, -pi/2 is returned. Ifyis greater than 0 andxis +0 or -0, pi/2 is returned. If eitherxoryis NaN, a NaN is returned. Ifyis +0 (-0) andxis -0, +pi (-pi) is returned. Ifyis +0 (-0) andxis +0, +0 (-0) is returned. Ifyis a finite value greater (less) than 0, andxis negative infinity, +pi (-pi) is returned. Ifyis a finite value greater (less) than 0, andxis positive infinity, +0 (-0) is returned. Ifyis positive infinity (negative infinity), andxis finite, pi/2 (-pi/2) is returned. Ifyis positive infinity (negative infinity) andxis negative infinity, +3*pi/4 (-3*pi/4) is returned. Ifyis positive infinity (negative infinity) andxis positive infinity, +pi/4 (-pi/4) is returned.

**ERRORS**

No errors occur.

**ATTRIBUTES**

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, seeattributes(7). ┌─────────────────────────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐ │Interface│Attribute│Value│ ├─────────────────────────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤ │atan2(),atan2f(),atan2l() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │ └─────────────────────────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

**CONFORMING** **TO**

C99, POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008. The variant returningdoublealso conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89.

**SEE** **ALSO**

acos(3),asin(3),atan(3),carg(3),cos(3),sin(3),tan(3)

**COLOPHON**

This page is part of release 4.09 of the Linuxman-pagesproject. A description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be found at https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. 2016-03-15 ATAN2(3)