LlAtan2

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Summary

Function: float llAtan2( float y, float x );

Returns a float that is the arctangent2 of y, x.

• float y
• float x

Similar to the arctangent(y/x) except it utilizes the signs of x & y to determine the quadrant. Returns zero if x and y are zero.
The returned value is in the range [-PI, PI][1].

Examples

<lsl>default {

 state_entry()
 {
   float num1 = llFrand(100.0);
   float num2 = llFrand(100.0);
   llOwnerSay("y = " + (string)num1);
   llOwnerSay("x = " + (string)num2);
   llOwnerSay("The arctangent of y divided by x is " + (string)llAtan2(num1, num2));
 }

}</lsl><lsl>//Function with input of a vector determining the position of a target and returning //a string with the literal compass-direction of that target towards your position //by Ramana Sweetwater 2009/01, any use allowed license :-)

// I found this list of DIRS to be more accurate: // list DIRS =["SW","W","NW","N","NE","E","SE","S","SW"]; // Inanna Fairlady

string compass (vector target) {

   vector me = llGetPos();
   float distance = llVecDist(me, target);
   list DIRS =["W","NW","N","NE","E","SE","S","SW","W"];
   return llList2String(DIRS,llCeil(4.5-((4*llAtan2((target.y-me.y)/distance,(target.x-me.x)/distance))/PI)));
}</lsl>

See Also

Functions

• llSin llAsin sine & inverse Sine
• llCos llAcos cosine & inverse cosine
• llTan tangent

Articles

•  Wikipedia:Atan2
•  Wikipedia:Inverse_trigonometric_function

Deep Notes

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Footnotes

  1. ^ The ranges in this article are written in Interval Notation.

Signature

function float llAtan2( float y, float x );