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Computes the radians of an input value measuring degrees of an angle. The value can be a Decimal or Integer literal or a reference to a column containing numeric values.
• A unit of 1 radian identifies the angle of a circle where the radius of the circle equals the length of the arc on the circle for that angle. This value corresponds to approximately 57.3 degrees.
• Input units are in degrees.

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:

Output: Returns the computation in radians of 57.2728 rounded to four digits, which is 1.0000.

Column reference example:

Output: Generates the new myRads column containing the conversion of the values in MyDegrees column to radians.

## Syntax and Arguments

ArgumentRequired?Data TypeDescription
numeric_valueYstring, decimal, or integerName of column, Decimal or Integer literal, or function returning those types to apply to the function

### 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 TypeExample Value
YesString (column reference) or Integer or Decimal literal10

## Examples

### Example - DEGREES and RADIANS functions

This example illustrates to use the DEGREES and RADIANS functions to convert values from one unit of measure to the other.

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.

trianglea01
t0130
t0260
t0390
t04120
t05150

Transformation:

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

Transformation Name New formula Single row formula ROUND(RADIANS(a01), 4) '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 Single row formula (180 - a01) / 2 'a02'

Transformation Name New formula Single row formula ROUND(RADIANS(a02), 4) 'r02'

Create a second column for the other congruent angle:

Transformation Name New formula Single row formula ROUND(RADIANS(a02), 4) 'r03'

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

Transformation Name New formula Single row formula ROUND(RADIANS(a02), 4) 'checksum'

Results:

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

trianglea01r03r02r01checksum
t01301.30951.30950.5238179.9967
t02601.04761.04761.0476179.9967
t03900.78570.78571.5714179.9967
t041200.52380.52382.0952179.9967
t051500.26190.26192.6190179.9967

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