Reference for Processing version 1.2. If you have a previous version, use the reference included with your software. If you see any errors or have suggestions, please let us know.
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Name 
sq() 
Examples 
noStroke();
float a = sq(1); // Sets a to 1
float b = sq(5); // Sets b to 25
float c = sq(9); // Sets c to 81
rect(0, 25, a, 10);
rect(0, 45, b, 10);
rect(0, 65, c, 10); 
Description 
Squares a number (multiplies a number by itself). The result is always a positive number, as multiplying two negative numbers always yields a positive result. For example, 1 * 1 = 1. 
Syntax 
sq(value) 
Parameters 

Returns 
float 
Usage 
Web & Application 
Related 
sqrt()

Updated on June 14, 2010 12:05:29pm EDT