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Computes the degrees of an input value measuring the radians of an angle. The value can be a Decimal or Integer literal or a reference to a column containing numeric values.

- Input units are in radians.
- You can convert from degrees to radians. For more information, see RADIANS Function.

**Wrangle vs. SQL:** This function is part of Wrangle
, a proprietary data transformation language. Wrangle
is not SQL. For more information, see Wrangle Language.

## Basic Usage

** Numeric literal example:**

round(degrees(1.0000),4)

**Output:** Returns the computation in degrees of `1.0000`

radians, which is `57.2728`

, rounded to 4 decimals.

** Column reference example:**

degrees(myRads)

**Output:** Returns the conversion of the values in `MyRads`

column to degrees.

## Syntax and Arguments

degrees(numeric_value)

Argument | Required? | Data Type | Description |
---|---|---|---|

numeric_value | Y | string, decimal, or integer | Name of column, Decimal or Integer literal, or function returning those types to apply to the function |

For more information on syntax standards, see Language Documentation Syntax Notes.

### numeric_value

Name of the column, Integer or Decimal literal, or function returning that data type to apply to the function.

- Missing input values generate missing results.
- Literal numeric values should not be quoted. Quoted values are treated as strings.
- Multiple columns and wildcards are not supported.

**Usage Notes:**

Required? | Data Type | Example Value |
---|---|---|

Yes | String (column reference) or Integer or Decimal literal | `3.14` |

## Examples

**Tip:** For additional examples, see Common Tasks.

### Example - DEGREES and RADIANS functions

- See DEGREES Function.
- See RADIANS Function.

**Source:**

In this example, the source data contains information about a set of isosceles triangles. Each triangle is listed in a separate row, with the listed value as the size of the non-congruent angle in the triangle in degrees.

You must calculate the measurement of all three angles of each isosceles triangle in radians.

triangle | a01 |
---|---|

t01 | 30 |

t02 | 60 |

t03 | 90 |

t04 | 120 |

t05 | 150 |

** Transformation:**

You can convert the value for the non-congruent angle to radians using the following:

Transformation Name | `New formula` |
---|---|

Parameter: Formula type | `Single row formula` |

Parameter: Formula | `ROUND(RADIANS(a01), 4)` |

Parameter: New column name | `'r01'` |

Now, calculate the value in degrees of the remaining two angles, which are congruent. Since the sum of all angles in a triangle is 180, the following formula can be applied to compute the size in degrees of each of these angles:

Transformation Name | `New formula` |
---|---|

Parameter: Formula type | `Single row formula` |

Parameter: Formula | `(180 - a01) / 2` |

Parameter: New column name | `'a02'` |

Convert the above to radians:

Transformation Name | `New formula` |
---|---|

Parameter: Formula type | `Single row formula` |

Parameter: Formula | `ROUND(RADIANS(a02), 4)` |

Parameter: New column name | `'r02'` |

Create a second column for the other congruent angle:

Transformation Name | `New formula` |
---|---|

Parameter: Formula type | `Single row formula` |

Parameter: Formula | `ROUND(RADIANS(a02), 4)` |

Parameter: New column name | `'r03'` |

To check accuracy, you sum all three columns and convert to degrees:

Transformation Name | `New formula` |
---|---|

Parameter: Formula type | `Single row formula` |

Parameter: Formula | `ROUND(RADIANS(a02), 4)` |

Parameter: New column name | `'checksum'` |

**Results:**

After you delete the intermediate columns, you see the following results and determine the error in the checksum is acceptable:

triangle | a01 | r03 | r02 | r01 | checksum |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

t01 | 30 | 1.3095 | 1.3095 | 0.5238 | 179.9967 |

t02 | 60 | 1.0476 | 1.0476 | 1.0476 | 179.9967 |

t03 | 90 | 0.7857 | 0.7857 | 1.5714 | 179.9967 |

t04 | 120 | 0.5238 | 0.5238 | 2.0952 | 179.9967 |

t05 | 150 | 0.2619 | 0.2619 | 2.6190 | 179.9967 |

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