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# DEGREES and ARCOS functions in SAS

Hi All,

I am trying to calculate Angle by using Degrees(ARCOS) functions in SAS, But Data step getting an errror.Please advice

26 Degrees=DEGREES(ARCOS(Theta/(Len_A+Len_B)));
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68
ERROR 68-185: The function DEGREES is unknown, or cannot be accessed.

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## Re: DEGREES and ARCOS functions in SAS

What version of SAS do you have?
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## Re: DEGREES and ARCOS functions in SAS

I am on SAS 9.4_M1 and   SAS EG 6.1

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## Re: DEGREES and ARCOS functions in SAS

I'm only finding documentation for the function under SAS 9.4 and in PROC FEDSQL. You may need to use a PROC FEDSQL statement to use this function.

The conversion from radians to degrees is fairly straightforward, you should be able to write a basic function or formula if you don't like using FEDSQL.
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## Re: DEGREES and ARCOS functions in SAS

Define your own function, callable from data steps and SQL:

``````proc fcmp outlib=sasuser.fcmp.math;
if missing(radians) then return(.);
r = mod(radians, 2*constant("PI"));
return (r*360/(2*constant("PI")));
endsub;
run;

options cmplib=sasuser.fcmp;

data _null_;
do x = -2 to 2 by 0.125;
r = x*2*constant("PI");
d = degrees(r);
put r= d=;
end;
run; ``````
PG
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