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

## NAME

**tan**, **tanf** - tangent function

## LIBRARY

libm

## SYNOPSIS

**#include <math.h>**
*double*
**tan**(*double x*);
*float*
**tanf**(*float x*);

## DESCRIPTION

The **tan**() and **tanf**() functions compute the tangent of *x* (measured in ra-
dians). A large magnitude argument may yield a result with little or no
significance. For a discussion of error due to roundoff, see math(3).

## RETURN VALUES

The **tan**() function returns the tangent value.

## SEE ALSO

acos(3), asin(3), atan(3), atan2(3), cos(3), cosh(3), math(3), sin(3),
sinh(3), tanh(3)

## STANDARDS

The **tan**() function conforms to ANSI X3.159-1989 ("ANSI C").
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