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atan2 documentation bugs for 7.3 and 7.2

From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>
To: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: atan2 documentation bugs for 7.3 and 7.2
Date: 2002-09-07 19:19:41
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I think that I reported this to the wrong place. I seem to remember now
that documentation problems should go to the docs list.

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Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 23:59:48 -0500
From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: atan2 documentation bugs for 7.3 and 7.2
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In the section on mathematical functions the following is given for atan2:
atan2(x, y) inverse tangent of a/x

I believe the correct version should either be:
atan2(y, x) inverse tangent of y/x
or
atan2(x, y) inverse tangent of x/y

I beleive the documentation was also wrong for 7.2 where it was:
atan2(x, y) inverse tangent of y/x

The postgres functions seems to be the same as glibc function of the same
name when has the following man information:
       double atan2(double y, double x);

DESCRIPTION
       The atan2() function calculates the arc tangent of the two
       variables x and y.  It is similar to calculating  the  arc
       tangent  of y / x, except that the signs of both arguments
       are used to determine the quadrant of the result.

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