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11.14.4  The measure of an angle in the plane: angle

See section 12.12.9 for angle measures in three-dimensional geometry.

The angle command takes three mandatory arguments and one optional argument. The mandatory arguments are points A, B and C, which determine an angle BAC. The optional argument is a string.

angle returns the measure of the angle (in the units that Xcas is configured for). If there is an optional fourth argument, the angle will be drawn indicated by a small arc and labeled with the string. If the angle is a right angle, the indicator will be a corner rather than an arc.
Input:

angle(0,1,1+i)

Output:

pi/4

Input:

angle(0,1,1+i,"a")

Output:

Input:

angle(0,1,1+i,"")

Output:

Input:

angle(0,1,i,"A")

Output:

Input:

angle(0,1,i,"A")[0]

Output:

pi/2

The angle command has angleat and angleatraw versions (see section 11.14.1). For the command line versions of these commands, the optional fourth argument for angle is replaced by a mandatory fourth argument for the point to put the measurement.


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