# Atan2

From Xojo Documentation

Method

Returns the arctangent of the point whose coordinates are *x* and *y*. The arctangent is the angle from the x-axis to a line drawn through the origin (0,0) and a point with coordinates *x*, *y*.

## Syntax

*result* = **Atan2** (*y*, *x*)

Part | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

result | Double | Arctangent of the point (y, x) in radians. |

y | Double | y coordinate of the point. |

x | Double | x coordinate of the point. |

## Notes

The result is expressed in radians. To convert it to degrees, multiply it by 180/PI.

The converse operations are done with Cos and Sin. That is, if you have an angle and want to find an *x*, *y* pair along the line described by 0,0 and x,y, you can do so with:

x = Cos(angle)*radius

y= Sin(angle)*radius

y= Sin(angle)*radius

## Examples

This example uses the **Atan2** function to return the arctangent of a point directly above the origin.

Dim d as Double

Const PI=3.14159265358979323846264338327950

d = Atan2(1,0) //returns 1.57

d = Atan2(1,0)*180/PI //returns 90

Const PI=3.14159265358979323846264338327950

d = Atan2(1,0) //returns 1.57

d = Atan2(1,0)*180/PI //returns 90