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NAMEacos, acosf, acosl - arc cosine function
#include <math.h> double acos(double x); float acosf(float x); long double acosl(long double x);
Link with -lm.
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
_BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE ||
_POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
or cc -std=c99
DESCRIPTIONThese functions calculate the arc cosine of x; that is the value whose cosine is x.
RETURN VALUEOn success, these functions return the arc cosine of x in radians; the return value is in the range [0, pi].
If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned.
If x is +1, +0 is returned.
If x is positive infinity or negative infinity, a domain error occurs, and a NaN is returned.
If x is outside the range [-1, 1], a domain error occurs, and a NaN is returned.
ERRORSSee math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an error has occurred when calling these functions.
The following errors can occur:
- Domain error: x is outside the range [-1, 1]
- errno is set to EDOM. An invalid floating-point exception (FE_INVALID) is raised.
ATTRIBUTESFor an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
|acos(), acosf(), acosl()||Thread safety||MT-Safe|
CONFORMING TOC99, POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.
The variant returning double also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89.