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JavaScript atan() Method

Math Object Reference JavaScript Math Object

Example

Return the arctangent of a specified number:

Math.atan(2);

The result will be:

1.1071487177940904

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Definition and Usage

The atan() method returns the arctangent of a number as a value between -PI/2 and PI/2 radians.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The atan() method is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Math.atan(x)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
x Required. A number

Return Value

Type Description
Number A Number, from -PI/2 to PI/2, or NaN if the value is empty

Technical Details

JavaScript Version: 1.0


Math Object Reference JavaScript Math Object

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