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11g Release 1 (11.1)

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SIN

Syntax

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Purpose

SIN returns the sine of n (an angle expressed in radians).

This function takes as an argument any numeric datatype or any nonnumeric datatype that can be implicitly converted to a numeric datatype. If the argument is BINARY_FLOAT, then the function returns BINARY_DOUBLE. Otherwise the function returns the same numeric datatype as the argument.

See Also:

Table 2-10, "Implicit Type Conversion Matrix" for more information on implicit conversion

Examples

The following example returns the sine of 30 degrees:

SELECT SIN(30 * 3.14159265359/180)
 "Sine of 30 degrees" FROM DUAL;

Sine of 30 degrees
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