SQRT

Syntax SQRT (x)
Location QL ROM

This function returns the square root of the given parameter. The opposite of this function is x^2. The given parameter can be zero or any positive value.

Example

PRINT SQRT(32768*2) will return 256.

NOTE 1

The version of SQRT implemented on Minerva v1.90 (or later) is the fastest version of this command which we have seen anywhere!

NOTE 2

On Minerva pre v1.96:

SQRT(4^x*(12^31))

was returning the negative square root. It now returns the positive square root.

CROSS-REFERENCE

ABS will return the absolute value of the given parameter.