/GNU Fortran 7

9.26 ATAN2D — Arctangent function, degrees


ATAN2D(Y, X) computes the principal value of the argument function of the complex number X + i Y in degrees. This function can be used to transform from Cartesian into polar coordinates and allows to determine the angle in the correct quadrant.

This function is for compatibility only and should be avoided in favor of standard constructs wherever possible.


GNU Extension, enabled with -fdec-math.


Elemental function



Y The type shall be REAL.
X The type and kind type parameter shall be the same as Y. If Y is zero, then X must be nonzero.
Return value:

The return value has the same type and kind type parameter as Y. It is the principal value of the complex number X + i Y. If X is nonzero, then it lies in the range -180 \le \atan (x) \leq 180. The sign is positive if Y is positive. If Y is zero, then the return value is zero if X is strictly positive, 180 if X is negative and Y is positive zero (or the processor does not handle signed zeros), and -180 if X is negative and Y is negative zero. Finally, if X is zero, then the magnitude of the result is 90.

program test_atan2d
  real(4) :: x = 1.e0_4, y = 0.5e0_4
  x = atan2d(y,x)
end program test_atan2d
Specific names:
Name Argument Return type Standard
ATAN2D(X, Y) REAL(4) X, Y REAL(4) GNU Extension
DATAN2D(X, Y) REAL(8) X, Y REAL(8) GNU Extension
See also:

Alias: ATAND Radians function: ATAN2

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