Input numbers in Numbers as degrees instead of radians?

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  1. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

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    See above title. i get that there's the "degree(cell)" function, but there has to be an easier way to change the settings so you can just input in degrees rather than radians.

    like how calculators have a degrees and radians mode, i find it so hard to believe that there isn't one in numbers. if there really isn't, this is an incredibly flawed program.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Flawed? The vast majority of computer software uses radian measure for angles. Included in Numbers's functions is one that converts the degree measurements that you want into the radian measurements that you need. It is also a trivial thing to convert degrees to radians yourself. Multiply your degree measurements by the factor π/180. Life can be so hard :rolleyes:
     
  3. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    Can't you just stick in another column and let numbers do the radians->degrees conversion for you?

    Besides, why aren't you using radians? It's a beautiful unit.
     
  4. Bonsai1214 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it is easier to do it by radians, but dumb 100 level course does measurements in degrees.. :(
     

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