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- 25. Command reference

Calculates the square root of the argument.

If the result is within the range of an integer value on the actual architecture then the result is returned as an integer, otherwise it is returned as a real value.

`SQR(undef)` is `undef` or raises an error if the option `RaiseMatherror` is set in bit `sbMathErrUndef`.

If the argument is a negative number the result of the function is `undef` or the function raises error if the option `RaiseMathError` has the bit `sbMathErrDiv` set.

If the square root of the argument is an integer number then the function returns an integer number. In other cases the returned value is real even if the argument itself is integer.

Note that this function has the opposite meaning in the language PASCAL, namely the square of the number. This may cause some problem if you are experienced in PASCAL programming. In that language `SQRT` notes the square *root*> of a number.

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