The ►Polar Command

Command Summary

Formats a complex value in polar form when displaying it.

Command Syntax


Menu Location


  1. MATH to access the math menu.
  2. RIGHT RIGHT to access the CPX submenu.
  3. 7 to select ►Polar, or use arrows and ENTER.

Calculator Compatibility


Token Size

2 bytes

The ►Polar command can be used when displaying a complex number on the home screen, or with the Disp and Pause commands. It will then format the number as though re^θi mode were enabled. It also works with lists.

    {1 1e^(1.570796327i)}

It will also work when displaying a number by putting it on the last line of a program by itself. It does not work with Output(, Text(, or any other more complicated display commands.

To actually separate a number into the components of polar form, use abs( and angle(.

Error Conditions

  • ERR:SYNTAX is thrown if the command is used somewhere other than the allowed display commands.
  • ERR:DATA TYPE is thrown if the value is real.

Related Commands


Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License