NAG Library Routine Document
s07aaf (tan)
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Purpose
s07aaf returns the value of the circular tangent, $\mathrm{tan}x$, via the function name.
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Specification
Fortran Interface
Real (Kind=nag_wp)  ::  s07aaf  Integer, Intent (Inout)  ::  ifail  Real (Kind=nag_wp), Intent (In)  ::  x 

C Header Interface
#include <nagmk26.h>
double 
s07aaf_ (const double *x, Integer *ifail) 

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Description
s07aaf calculates an approximate value for the circular tangent of its argument,
$\mathrm{tan}x$. It is based on the Chebyshev expansion
where
$\frac{\pi}{4}<\theta <\frac{\pi}{4}$ and
$1<t<+1\text{, \hspace{1em}}t=2{\left(\frac{4\theta}{\pi}\right)}^{2}1$.
The reduction to the standard range is accomplished by taking
where
$N$ is an integer and
$\frac{\pi}{4}<\theta <\frac{\pi}{4}$,
i.e., $\theta =x\left(\frac{2x}{\pi}\right)\frac{\pi}{2}$ where $N=\left[\frac{2x}{\pi}\right]=\text{ the nearest integer to}\frac{2x}{\pi}$.
From the properties of
$\mathrm{tan}x$ it follows that
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References
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Arguments
 1: $\mathbf{x}$ – Real (Kind=nag_wp)Input

On entry: the argument $x$ of the function.
 2: $\mathbf{ifail}$ – IntegerInput/Output

On entry:
ifail must be set to
$0$,
$1\text{or}1$. If you are unfamiliar with this argument you should refer to
Section 3.4 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for details.
For environments where it might be inappropriate to halt program execution when an error is detected, the value
$1\text{or}1$ is recommended. If the output of error messages is undesirable, then the value
$1$ is recommended. Otherwise, if you are not familiar with this argument, the recommended value is
$0$.
When the value $\mathbf{1}\text{or}\mathbf{1}$ is used it is essential to test the value of ifail on exit.
On exit:
${\mathbf{ifail}}={\mathbf{0}}$ unless the routine detects an error or a warning has been flagged (see
Section 6).
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Error Indicators and Warnings
If on entry
${\mathbf{ifail}}=0$ or
$1$, explanatory error messages are output on the current error message unit (as defined by
x04aaf).
Errors or warnings detected by the routine:
 ${\mathbf{ifail}}=1$

The routine has been called with an argument that is too large; the default result returned is zero.
 ${\mathbf{ifail}}=2$

The routine has been called with an argument that is too close to an odd multiple of $\pi /2$, at which the function is infinite; the routine has returned a value with the correct sign but a more or less arbitrary but large magnitude.
 ${\mathbf{ifail}}=99$
An unexpected error has been triggered by this routine. Please
contact
NAG.
See
Section 3.9 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
 ${\mathbf{ifail}}=399$
Your licence key may have expired or may not have been installed correctly.
See
Section 3.8 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
 ${\mathbf{ifail}}=999$
Dynamic memory allocation failed.
See
Section 3.7 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
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Accuracy
If
$\delta $ and
$\epsilon $ are the relative errors in the argument and result respectively, then in principle
That is a relative error in the argument,
$x$, is amplified by at least a factor
$2x/\mathrm{sin}2x$ in the result.
Similarly if
$E$ is the absolute error in the result this is given by
The equalities should hold if
$\delta $ is greater than the
machine precision (
$\delta $ is a result of data errors etc.) but if
$\delta $ is simply the roundoff error in the machine it is possible that internal calculation rounding will lose an extra figure.
The graphs below show the behaviour of these amplification factors.
Figure 1
In the principal range it is possible to preserve relative accuracy even near the zero of $\mathrm{tan}x$ at $x=0$ but at the other zeros only absolute accuracy is possible. Near the infinities of $\mathrm{tan}x$ both the relative and absolute errors become infinite and the routine must fail (error $2$).
If
$N$ is odd and
$\left\theta \right\le x{F}_{2}$ the routine could not return better than two figures and in all probability would produce a result that was in error in its most significant figure. Therefore the routine fails and it returns the value
which is the value of the tangent at the nearest argument for which a valid call could be made.
Accuracy is also unavoidably lost if the routine is called with a large argument. If
$\leftx\right>{F}_{1}$ the routine fails (error
$1$) and returns zero. (See the
Users' Note for your implementation for specific values of
${F}_{1}$ and
${F}_{2}$.)
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Parallelism and Performance
s07aaf is not threaded in any implementation.
None.
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Example
This example reads values of the argument $x$ from a file, evaluates the function at each value of $x$ and prints the results.
10.1
Program Text
Program Text (s07aafe.f90)
10.2
Program Data
Program Data (s07aafe.d)
10.3
Program Results
Program Results (s07aafe.r)