Scientific Functoids


Scientific functoids are used to perform a variety of standard trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential calculations.

With the exception of the Base-Specified Logarithm and X^Y functoids, which each take two input parameters, the Scientific functoids all take a single parameter.

The four trigonometric Scientific functoids (Arc Tangent, Cosine, Sine, and Tangent) all use radians rather than degrees as the units for their relevant input or output parameters. A radian is a unit of measure of angles, such that there are 2π radians in a circle. It follows that:

  • 2π radians equals 360 degrees

  • 1 radian = 180/π degrees

  • 1 degree = π/180 radians

    If your input or output instance messages use degrees as their unit of measure for angles, you will need to use a Mathematical functoid in conjunction with a trigonometric Scientific functoid to achieve the correct result.

Available functoids

The Scientific functoids are:

  • 10^n
  • Arc Tangent
  • Base-Specified Logarithm
  • Common Logarithm
  • Cosine
  • Natural Exponential Function
  • Natural Logarithm
  • Sine
  • Tangent
  • X^Y

See Also