tan(x [, degrees:T or radians:T or cycles:T]), x REAL or a structure with REAL components x in radians (default), cycles, or degrees as set by option "angles" or the optional keyword |

tan(x) computes the tangents of the elements of x, where x is a REAL scalar, vector, matrix or array. The result has the same shape as x. The argument is considered to be in units of radians, degrees or cycles as determined by the value of option 'angles'. The default is radians. See subtopic 'options:"angles"'. tan(x, radians:T), tan(x, degrees:T), tan(x, cycles:T) interpret x as in the indicated units, regardless of the value of option 'angles'. When any element of x is MISSING or is too large (> 5000000*PI radians in absolute value), the corresponding element of tan(x) is MISSING and a warning message is printed. When x is a structure, all of whose non-structure components are REAL, tan(x [,UNITS:T]), where UNITS is one of 'radians', 'degrees' or 'cycles', is a structure of the same shape and with the same component names as x with each non-structure component transformed by tan(). See topic 'transformations' for more information on tan(), including its use with a CHARACTER argument.

Gary Oehlert 2003-01-15