# Definition of cotan function [duplicate]

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Is the cotan function defined somewhere? I cannot find it. It is defined as cotan(x)=cos(x)/sin(x). Should it be \newcommand{\cotan}{\mathrm{cotan}}? I'm suspecting somewhere a declareoperator command or something.

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## marked as duplicate by Martin Scharrer♦May 9 '11 at 10:46

For a function to calculate cotan=cos/sin, \usepackage{fp}... ;-) –  Bruno Le Floch Apr 9 '11 at 12:11

Check the amsopn.sty file.
\def\cotan{\qopname\relax o{cotan}}

Easier to use \DeclareMathOparator, see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/671/… –  Caramdir Apr 9 '11 at 3:03
NB: you can use backticks ` to mark your inline code and if you indent lines by 4 spaces, then they are marked as a code sample. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with "101010" on it). –  Caramdir Apr 9 '11 at 3:16