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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.

## 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:

Output: Returns the conversion of the values in MyRads column to degrees.

## Syntax and Arguments

degrees(numeric_value)

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 literal3.14

## 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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