xarray.ufuncs.arctan¶

xarray.ufuncs.
arctan
(*args, **kwargs) = <xarray.ufuncs._UFuncDispatcher object>¶ xarray specific variant of numpy.arctan. Handles xarray.Dataset, xarray.DataArray, xarray.Variable, numpy.ndarray and dask.array.Array objects with automatic dispatching.
Documentation from numpy:
Trigonometric inverse tangent, elementwise.
The inverse of tan, so that if
y = tan(x)
thenx = arctan(y)
. Parameters
x (array_like) –
out (ndarray, None, or tuple of ndarray and None, optional) – A location into which the result is stored. If provided, it must have a shape that the inputs broadcast to. If not provided or None, a freshlyallocated array is returned. A tuple (possible only as a keyword argument) must have length equal to the number of outputs.
where (array_like, optional) – This condition is broadcast over the input. At locations where the condition is True, the out array will be set to the ufunc result. Elsewhere, the out array will retain its original value. Note that if an uninitialized out array is created via the default
out=None
, locations within it where the condition is False will remain uninitialized.**kwargs – For other keywordonly arguments, see the ufunc docs.
 Returns
out – Out has the same shape as x. Its real part is in
[pi/2, pi/2]
(arctan(+/inf)
returns+/pi/2
). This is a scalar if x is a scalar. Return type
ndarray or scalar
See also
Notes
arctan is a multivalued function: for each x there are infinitely many numbers z such that tan(z) = x. The convention is to return the angle z whose real part lies in [pi/2, pi/2].
For realvalued input data types, arctan always returns real output. For each value that cannot be expressed as a real number or infinity, it yields
nan
and sets the invalid floating point error flag.For complexvalued input, arctan is a complex analytic function that has [1j, infj] and [1j, infj] as branch cuts, and is continuous from the left on the former and from the right on the latter.
The inverse tangent is also known as atan or tan^{1}.
References
Abramowitz, M. and Stegun, I. A., Handbook of Mathematical Functions, 10th printing, New York: Dover, 1964, pp. 79. http://www.math.sfu.ca/~cbm/aands/
Examples
We expect the arctan of 0 to be 0, and of 1 to be pi/4:
>>> np.arctan([0, 1]) array([ 0. , 0.78539816])
>>> np.pi/4 0.78539816339744828
Plot arctan:
>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt >>> x = np.linspace(10, 10) >>> plt.plot(x, np.arctan(x)) >>> plt.axis('tight') >>> plt.show()