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### 2.3.13 Math functions

The efun `random()` will return an integer random number from 0 to one less the number you give as an argument. For example `random(8)` will return an integer from 0 to 7.

The rest of the mathematical functions all return floats and take floats as arguments. The trigonometric functions use radians, not degrees. Keep this in mind.

`float rnd()'
Returns a random number in the range 0 (inclusive) to 1 (exclusive), i.e. it might be 0, but never 1.

`float sin(float)'
Compute the sinus value of an angle.

`float cos(float)'
Compute the cosinus value of an angle.

`float tan(float)'
Compute the tangens value of an angle.

`float asin(float)'
Compute the arcus sinus value in the range -pi/2 to pi/2.

`float acos(float)'
Compute the arcus cosinus value in the range 0 to pi.

`float atan(float)'
Compute the arcus tangens value in the range -pi/2 to pi/2.

`float atan2(float x, float y)'
Compute the argument (phase) of a rectangular coordinate in the range -pi to pi.

`float exp(float)'
Compute the exponential function using the natural logarithm e as base.

`float log(float)'
Compute the natural logaritm.

`float sinh(float)'
Compute the sinus hyperbolicus value.

`float cosh(float)'
Compute the cosinus hyperbolicus value.

`float tanh(float)'
Compute the tangens hyperbolicus value.

`float asinh(float)'
Compute the arcus sinus hyperbolicus value.

`float acosh(float)'
Compute the arcus cosinus hyperbolicus value.

`float atanh(float)'
Compute the arcus tangens hyperbolicus value.

`float abs(float)'
Compute the absolute value of the given argument.

`float fact(float)'
Compute the factorial (gamma function) of the given argument.

`float sqrt(float)'
Compute the square root of the given argument.

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