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FileMaker® 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference by Bob Bowers, Steve Lane, Scott Love

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Chapter 6. Calculation Functions

Abs()

Category: Number

Syntax: Abs ( number )

Parameters:

number—Any expression that resolves to a numeric value.

Data type returned: Number, Time

Description:

Returns the absolute value of number; absolute value is always a positive number.

Examples:

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Atan()

Category: Trigonometric

Syntax: Atan ( number )

Parameters:

number—Any expression that resolves to a numeric value.

Data type returned: Number

Description:

The arc tangent of a number is the angle (measured in radians) whose tangent is the specified number. The range of values returned by the Atan function is -(pi/2) to pi/2.

If Atan (x) = y, then ...

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