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Radian–degree conversion

asked 2011-07-04 15:50:01 -0500

Eviatar Bach gravatar image

Hello,

It seems to be unnecessarily hard to numerically convert radians to degrees in Sage. For example, how does one convert arctan(4/5) radians to degrees?

The following

n(arctan(4/5))*sage.symbolic.units.convert(units.angles.radian,units.angles.degree)

returns

121.453369600239*degree/pi

Is there a simple way to just return a numerical answer (without multiplying by 180/pi)?

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What is wrong with multiplying by 180/pi ?

benjaminfjones gravatar imagebenjaminfjones ( 2011-07-05 08:41:33 -0500 )edit

I just wanted to see if it could be done with Sage's units module.

Eviatar Bach gravatar imageEviatar Bach ( 2011-07-05 11:49:02 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-07-05 11:01:14 -0500

Mike Hansen gravatar image

There's currently no way in Sage to do something like:

sage: angle_measurements('degrees')
sage: sin(90)
1
sage: arcsin(1)
90

At the moment, your best best is to either manually multiply/divide by 180/pi or write wrapper functions for the trig functions which do the conversions for you.

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That's too bad. Thanks anyways!

Eviatar Bach gravatar imageEviatar Bach ( 2011-07-05 11:50:01 -0500 )edit

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