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# p5.js | tan() function

• Last Updated : 12 Apr, 2019

The tan() function in p5.js is used to calculate the tangent value of an angle in radians taken as the input parameter of the function.

Syntax:

`tan(angle)`

Parameters: This function accepts a single parameter angle which is an angle in radian whose tangent value is to be calculated.

Return Value: It returns the tangent value of an angle in radian taken as the input parameter.

Below program illustrates the tan() function in p5.js:

Example: This example uses tan() function to get tangent value of an angle in radian.

 `function` `setup() { ``  ` `    ``// Create Canvas of given size ``    ``createCanvas(550, 130); ``} ``  ` `function` `draw() { ``      ` `    ``// Set the background color ``    ``background(220); ``      ` `    ``// Initialize the parameter with``    ``// angles in radian only``    ``let a = 0; ``    ``let b = 8.9; ``    ``let c = 47;``    ``let d = 5;``      ` `    ``// Call to tan() function ``    ``let v = tan(a);``    ``let w = tan(b);``    ``let x = tan(c);``    ``let y = tan(d);``      ` `    ``// Set the size of text ``    ``textSize(16); ``      ` `    ``// Set the text color ``    ``fill(color(``'red'``)); ``    ` `    ``// Getting tangent value ``    ``text(``"Tangent value of angle 0 (in radian) is : "` `+ v, 50, 30);``    ``text(``"Tangent value of angle 8.9 (in radian) is : "` `+ w, 50, 50);``    ``text(``"Tangent value of angle 47 (in radian) is : "` `+ x, 50, 70);``    ``text(``"Tangent value of angle 5 (in radian) is : "` `+ y, 50, 90);     ``} `

Output: Note: In the above code, the input angle should be in radian. For converting the degree into radian use the following formula:

`Angles_in_radian = (π/180)*angles_in_degree`

Reference: https://p5js.org/reference/#/p5/tan

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