# MySQL DEGREES() function

## DEGREES() function

MySQL DEGREES() converts the value in radians which is specified as the argument, to degrees.

This function is useful in -

• The DEGREES() function allows for easy conversion from the more mathematical radian unit to degrees.
• Many mapping and geographical systems use degrees to represent latitude and longitude. It is crucial when working with GIS.
• In fields like civil engineering and architecture, angles are typically expressed in degrees.
• The DEGREES() function facilitates the conversion from the more mathematical radian unit to a format more familiar to professionals in these fields.
• When working with navigation systems (both terrestrial and celestial), degrees are the standard unit of measuring angles.
• In computer graphics and animation, angles for rotations and transformations are typically specified in degrees.

Syntax:

```DEGREES(N);
```

Argument:

Name Description
N A number in radians whose value in degrees is to be retrieved.

Syntax Diagram:

MySQL Version: 8.0

Pictorial presentation of MySQL DEGREES() function

Example of MySQL DEGREES() function

Code:

``````SELECT DEGREES(1.345);
```
```

Explanation:

The above MySQL statement will return the value of 1.345 in degrees.

Output:

```mysql> SELECT DEGREES(1.345);
+------------------+
| DEGREES(1.345)   |
+------------------+
| 77.0628234450957 |
+------------------+
1 row in set (0.03 sec)
```

Example: degrees() with PI()

Code:

``````SELECT DEGREES(PI());
```
```

Explanation:

The above MySQL statement will convert the radians value of PI() in degrees.

Output:

```mysql> SELECT DEGREES(PI());
+---------------+
| DEGREES(PI()) |
+---------------+
|           180 |
+---------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)
```

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