# numpy.tan¶

`numpy.``tan`(x, /, out=None, *, where=True, casting='same_kind', order='K', dtype=None, subok=True[, signature, extobj]) = <ufunc 'tan'>

Compute tangent element-wise.

Equivalent to `np.sin(x)/np.cos(x)` element-wise.

Parameters: x : array_like Input array. out : ndarray, None, or tuple of ndarray and None, optional A location into which the result is stored. If provided, it must have a shape that the inputs broadcast to. If not provided or None, a freshly-allocated array is returned. A tuple (possible only as a keyword argument) must have length equal to the number of outputs. where : array_like, optional Values of True indicate to calculate the ufunc at that position, values of False indicate to leave the value in the output alone. **kwargs For other keyword-only arguments, see the ufunc docs. y : ndarray The corresponding tangent values. This is a scalar if x is a scalar.

Notes

If out is provided, the function writes the result into it, and returns a reference to out. (See Examples)

References

M. Abramowitz and I. A. Stegun, Handbook of Mathematical Functions. New York, NY: Dover, 1972.

Examples

```>>> from math import pi
>>> np.tan(np.array([-pi,pi/2,pi]))
array([  1.22460635e-16,   1.63317787e+16,  -1.22460635e-16])
>>>
>>> # Example of providing the optional output parameter illustrating
>>> # that what is returned is a reference to said parameter
>>> out2 = np.cos([0.1], out1)
>>> out2 is out1
True
>>>
>>> # Example of ValueError due to provision of shape mis-matched `out`
>>> np.cos(np.zeros((3,3)),np.zeros((2,2)))
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ValueError: invalid return array shape
```